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Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford
Actor Peyton Kennedy
Seen A Merry Murdoch Christmas
Age 11
Status Historical
Job Actress
Comments This is an article about a fictional representation of an historical character, location or other entity.
Mary Pickford is a young aspiring actress introduced in Season 9 of Murdoch Mysteries, portrayed by Peyton Kennedy.

History

Actress, producer and screenwriter Gladys Mary Smith was born on April 8, 1892, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Known as America’s sweetheart, Mary Pickford was a legendary film actress during the age of silent pictures. She often appeared on screen in young girl roles, even when she was an adult. Pickford began performing at the age of five on the stage and was known for a time as "Baby Gladys." After touring in different shows and productions for more than nine years, she went to New York to conquer Broadway. Taking the stage name, Mary Pickford, she made her Broadway debut in The Warrens of Virginia.

Soon after the show’s run, Mary Pickford got into film, working for D. W. Griffith, a director and head of American Biography Company. At the time, most films were short and she appeared in more than 40 movies in 1909. When Griffith moved his operation to California the following year, Pickford went with him. Over the years, her fame grew as well as her salary. She became an international star, beloved for her beauty and charm.

A legendary silent film actress and known as "America’s Sweetheart", Mary Pickford founded the United Artists and helped established the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Appearances and Mentions

A Merry Murdoch Christmas


Murdoch Mysteries Season 9
"Nolo Contendere" • "Marked Twain" • "Double Life" • "Barenaked Ladies" • "24 Hours Til Doomsday" • "The Local Option" • "Summer of '75" • " Pipe Dreamzzz" • "Raised On Robbery" • "The Big Chill" • "A Case of The Yips" • "Unlucky In Love" • "Colour Blinded" • "Wild Child" • "House of Industry" • "Bloody Hell" • "From Buffalo With Love" • "Cometh the Archer"
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