Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979) was a Canadian-American motion picture actress.

Pickford was co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Known as “America’s Sweetheart”, “Little Mary” and the “girl with the curls”, she was one of the Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood and a significant figure in the development of film acting.

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 all time.