::Mary Pickford


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Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979) was a Canadian-American motion picture actress, co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.<ref>Obituary Variety, May 30, 1979.</ref> Known as "America's Sweetheart",<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> "Little Mary"<ref name="Sonneborn">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> and the "girl with the curls",<ref name="Sonneborn"/> Pickford was one of the Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood and a significant figure in the development of film acting.

Pickford was awarded the second Academy Award for Best Actress for her first sound film role and also received an honorary Academy Award in 1976. In consideration of her contributions to American cinema, the American Film Institute ranked Pickford as 24th in its 1999 list of greatest female stars of classic Hollywood Cinema.

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