Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Trivia Tuesday: Mary Pickford

Formed United Artists with Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin, and D.W. Griffith.

One of the 36 founding members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Turned down the role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Blvd.

The first star to officially place their hand in cement in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre, along with then husband Douglas Fairbanks.

Won a Best Actress Oscar for her first talking film, Coquette.

Born in Canada, she became known as America's sweetheart because of the wholesome roles she often played.

Founder of the Motion Picture Relief Fund.

The first movie star to form her own production company, Mary Pickford Film Corporation.

Made front page news in 1928 when she cut off her trademark curls into a short bob.

Did not become a US citizen until her marriage to Douglas Fairbanks in 1920.

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