Mary Pickford, Best Actress 1928/29: MovieMonday.com

COQUETTE

(Drama - NR)

Mary Pickford received her oscar for playing the heroine in COQUETTE. In this adult role, she played a small-town Southern flirt who wrecks havoc on all the men in her life.


ABOUT MARY PICKFORD (1893 - 1979)

Canadian born Hollywood leading lady who was known as "America's sweetheart".

Her real name was Gladys Smith.

Mary Pickford started on the stage when she was five. Originally known as: "The Biograph Girl". D.W. Griffith got her started in films. Some believe that she was the most popular movie star ever.

Mary Pickford was one of the co-founders of United Artists.

Many classic silents, including:

MADAME BUTTERFLY
REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK
DADDY LONG LEGS
POLLYANNA
LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY

COQUETTE was Mary Pickford's first sound film, her other talkies include:

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
KIKI
SECRETS

Douglas Fairbanks was her first husband, followed by Buddy Rogers, who was her leading man in 1927's MY BEST GIRL.

Mary Pickford received a special Oscar in 1976.

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