Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford

1892 – 1979

“America’s Sweetheart” Mary Pickford was a film actress and one of the co-founders of United Artists, a film distribution company. Although she won an Oscar for her first “talkie,” Coquette, in 1929 she was not enamored with the addition of sound to movies. Her career waned as Hollywood transitioned from the young innocent heroine to the smart, sophisticated leading ladies of the 1930s.