Mary Pickford – The Million Dollar Immigrant In Hollywood

Mary Pickford, one of the most loved faces of Hollywood who could create a stir in million hearts with a smile, was an immigrant to America. She was born in Canada in 1882. Mary was already a comprehensible success before she could reach Hollywood. The pioneering Canadian star in Hollywood was well- known as ‘America’s sweetheart’ or ‘Little Mary.’

After she had joined she had seen enviable success in her career. This Canada born dazzling star was one of the forces who were actually behind shaping up the industry to its present stature. She had starred in around 52 films. Mary was reportedly able to create history as she signed a contract with Zukor with a whopping amount of $10, 000. 00 per week.

In 1920, her film ‘Pollyanna’ became a big hit that earned $1,100,000.00. The next film ‘Rosita’ was also a significant pat of the hit parade and it bagged an amount of $1,000,000.00. Mary’s success continued through the films ‘My Best Girl’, ‘Coquette’, ‘Little Lord Fauntleroy’, ‘Sparrows’, ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ etc. She announced her retirement in 1933, and later on concentrated on producing films at a row.

The sweetheart of Hollywood was equally successful in her production career too. She was the co- founder of the film studio- United Artists. She also has the pride to be one of the 36 founders of the prestigious ‘Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences.’ The entire film industry would remain grateful to this notable immigrant to America.



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