Film History: How Mary Pickford Helped Create United Artists

When Women Inspire

Mary Pickford, an inspiration in the film industry. Photo Source: Kate Gabrielle, CC BY 4.0, via Flickr

The United Artists Corporation is a well-known American studio for films. It was founded on February 5, 1919, with actress Mary Pickford playing a major role in its creation. Her part in bringing the prestigious United Artists studio to life is why she is a woman who inspires.

Who was Mary Pickford?

Mary was an actress who starred in several Canadian and American films. She was born on April 8, 1892 in Toronto and passed away May 29, 1979. Major films she starred in include Sparrows, Coquette and Poor Little Rich Girl. In addition to acting in movies, she also produced some projects and wrote screenplays. Her reputation was as “America’s Sweetheart.”

Over the course of her acting career, she moved from silent films to sound ones; it was a time…

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