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The Confederate Captain's Sweetheart
Dora - the Orphan
A Timely Repentance
Mrs. Nordell - Heroine of the Movie within the Movie, 'The Wife's Desertion'
Waiter No. 5
The Chief of Police's Son's Fiancée
One of the children on the street
4 Biographical Movies |
14 Print Biographies |
2 Portrayals |
1 Interview |
100 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
51 Magazine Cover Photos |
Catherine Hennessey | Dorothy Nicholson | Gladys Nicholson | Baby Gladys Smith | Gladys Marie Smith
5' 0½" (1.54 m)
Did You Know?
I'm sick of Cinderella parts, of wearing rags and tatters. I want to wear smart clothes and play the lover.
Stage producer David Belasco
gave Mary her stage name in 1908. Her real name, Gladys Marie Smith, was not right for an actress on his stage. "Gladys" did not suit the diminutive actress, "Smith" was too common, "Marie" was too foreign. "Marie" became "Mary". "Pickford" was her mother's maiden name. Years later, a huge fan who traced her family tree found that the name "Mary Pickford" occurred ...