Mary Pickford Net Worth

Mary Pickford Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Mary Pickford net worth is
$40 Million

Mary Pickford Wiki Biography

Born Gladys Louise Smith on the 8th April 1892, in Toronto, Ontario Canada, she was an award- winning actress and producer, and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which is the presenter of the Academy Awards. Mary came to prominence with such portrayals of Gwendolyn in the film “The Poor Little Rich Girl” (1917), then Judy Abbott in the film “Daddy-Long-Legs”, and Norma Besant in “Coquette” (1929), among many other appearances. Mary passed away in 1979.

Have you ever wondered how rich Mary Pickford was, at the time of her death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Pickford’s net worth is as high as $40 million, earned through her long and prolific career, which was active from 1905 until 1949. During her career, Mary appeared in 250 film titles and has won an Academy Award in the category for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the film “Coquette”.

Mary Pickford Net Worth $40 Million

Mary was of mixed ancestry; her father John Charles Smith was of English descent, while her mother, Charlotte Hennessey was Irish Catholic. Mary had two siblings, both younger than her, and both actors, Charlotte and John Charles. Her father left the family, and soon after died from a blood clot.

After her mother became a widow she started taking in strangers and one of them was a theatrical stage manager, who soon suggested to Mary that she start pursuing acting as a career. She received two small roles in “The Silver King” play, and then joined Toronto’s Valentine Company with which she had success in the same play, but in their production. She concluded her career in Toronto with the role of Little Eva in the play “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, but her net worth was established.

After Mary’s early success, her mother turned acting into a family business, and Mary and her siblings toured across the USA, but had little success as they only secured roles in small theater groups and plays. After several years without success she was thinking of returning home and forgetting about becoming a star, but luck smiled on her and her siblings when she made her Broadway debut supporting singer Chauncey Olcott in “Edmund Burke”, and then in 1907 she had a supporting role in the play “The Warrens of Virginia”. She used the name Mary Pickford for the show as David Belasco, who produced the play, insisted on the change. After the touring of the show was finished, Mary was again left without engagement, but she signed a contract with the Biograph Company after impressing director D.W. Griffith – she was receiving $10 a week, while most actors were on a $5 a week contract. Mary appeared in many shorts in 1909 and 1910, before leaving the Biograph and joining the Independent Moving Pictures Company, which was two years later acquired by Universal Pictures. Mary wasn’t quite satisfied with the films the studio was making and returned to Biograph; she starred in the Broadway play “A Good Little Devil” in 1912, but since then became entirely focused on film acting.

She joined Adolph Zukor who had formed Famous Players in Famous Plays Company which later became Paramount Pictures. It was in 1916 that Mary signed a record-breaking salary contract of $10,000 a week, and would earn a guarantee of $1,040,000 per film. Her contract lasted for two years, and in that time Mary starred in such films as “The Poor Little Rich Girl” and “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm” both in 1917. After her contract expired, she and Zukor disagreed on a new contract, and as a result Mary joined First National Pictures, but then in 1919, she started the United Artists Company alongside Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks. From then on she starred in numerous successful films, including “Pollyanna” (1920), “The Love Light” (1921), “Little Annie Rooney” (1925), then “Sparrows” (1926) and “Coquette” (1929). She made her last screen appearance in 1933 since the production of sound films – ‘talkies’ – didn’t suit her, and as a result she decided to retire from acting.

Although she wasn’t an actress anymore, Mary focused on being a producer, and worked on numerous successful films until the late ‘40s. Some of them include “One Rainy Afternoon” (1936), then “Sleep, My Love” (1948), and “Love Happy” (1949). She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960 for her contribution to the motion picture industry.

After retiring from the film industry, Mary had alcohol-related problems, and had spent her last years away from the public in her Pickford Manor, accepting no visitors, only ‘phone calls.

Regarding her personal life, Mary was married three times and had two children with Charles “Buddy” Rogers with whom she was married from 1937 until her death in 1979. Her first husband was Owen Moore from 1911 until 1920, and she then married Douglas Fairbanks, but the two divorced in 1936. Mary passed away on the 29th May 1979 in Santa Monica, California USA.

Full NameMary Pickford
Net Worth$40 Million
Date Of BirthApril 8, 1892
DiedMay 29, 1979, Santa Monica, California, United States
Place Of BirthToronto, Canada
Height5 ft (1.54 m)
SpouseBuddy Rogers (m. 1937–1979), Douglas Fairbanks (m. 1920–1936), Owen Moore (m. 1911–1920)
ChildrenRoxanne Rogers, Ronald Charles Rogers
ParentsCharlotte Hennessey, John Charles Smith
SiblingsJack Pickford, Lottie Pickford
NicknamesGladys Marie Smith , Gladys Louise Smith , Gladys Smith , Gladys Nicholson , Dorothy Nicholson , Baby Gladys Smith , Baby Gladys , Little Mary , "The Glad Girl" , "The Girl with the Golden Hair"
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Actress, Academy Honorary Award
Heart o' the Hills (1919)$350,000
The Hoodlum (1919)$350,000
Daddy-Long-Legs (1919)$350,000
Stella Maris (1918)$250,000
The Little American (1917)$68,666 .66
A Romance of the Redwoods (1917)$96,667
The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)$10,000 /week
Less Than the Dust (1916)$10,000 /week + 50% of profits
Rags (1915)$4,000 /week
Caprice (1913)$500 /week
The Courting of Mary (1911)$275 /week
A Gold Necklace (1910)$175 /week
1The time is coming when the screen will be controlled by a big-business combine. When that time comes, I shall retire. Neither Douglas nor I will ever again take dictation from businessmen who sit in their mahogany offices back East, with their big cigars, seeking to control a business which they do not understand. The public demands artists, but these men do not understand the temperament of artists.
2[appearing under the title "Spooning" in 'Daily Talks with Mary Pickford' May 8, 1916] I am not going to put on a pair of old grandmother spectacles, draw my eyebrows together and 'shush!' the happy young engaged couples who seek the cozy corners of the moonlight garden walks to exchange their lovers litany - no indeed, because that is the sweetest and most beautiful time of a young girl's life. But this I do see is dreadful: unengaged couples spooning promiscuously. Is there anything more jarring upon one than seeing a foolish young girl, not out of her teens, allowing a boy to make love to her? And, as is nearly always the case, the silly girl who tolerates promiscuous familiarities has much to regret when the one man comes along for whom she has been waiting for many years.
3[on Charles Chaplin] I think he descended, I think he should never have played Hitler for instance. He could've gone on until he was 90 years old playing the little tramp. He personified everything that is miserable, all over the world, he was a poor little human being, but had the philosophy to overcome all of the other things that attacked him. And then when he became Hitler and a murderer and Monsieur Verdoux, Limelight I was sad about, I didn't want to see Charlie as an old man.
4[upon initially hearing her recorded voice on film in Coquette (1929)] That's not me. That's a pip squeak voice. It's impossible. I sound like I'm 12 or 13.
5I left the screen because I didn't want what happened to Chaplin [Charles Chaplin] to happen to me. The little girl made me. I wasn't waiting for the little girl to kill me. I'd already been pigeonholed. I know I'm an artist, and that's not being arrogant, because talent comes from God. My career was planned, there was never anything accidental about it. It was planned, it was painful, it was purposeful. I'm not exactly satisfied, but I'm grateful.
6[In her old age] I saw Hollywood born and I've seen it die...
7I will not allow one picture to be shown: Rosita (1923). Oh, I detested that picture! I disliked the director, Ernst Lubitsch, as much as he disliked me. We didn't show it, of course, but it was a very unhappy and very costly experience.
8[on success] This thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.
9[on Ernst Lubitsch] I parted company with him as soon as I could. I thought him a very uninspired director. He was a director of doors.
10[on Douglas Fairbanks] In his private life Douglas always faced a situation in the only way he knew, by running away from it.
11[on Charles Chaplin] That obstinate, suspicious, egocentric, maddening and lovable genius of a problem child.
12[on Douglas Fairbanks] A little boy who never grew up.
13Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
14Make them laugh, make them cry, and back to laughter. What do people want to go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise... I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that.
15[at her retirement] I'm not exactly satisfied, but I'm grateful.
16I never liked one of my pictures in its entirety.
17If you have made mistakes... and there is always another chance for you... you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down.
18We maniacs had fun and made good pictures and a lot of money. In the early years, United Artists was a private golf club for the four of us.
19I'm sick of Cinderella parts, of wearing rags and tatters. I want to wear smart clothes and play the lover.
20We were pioneers in a brand-new medium. Everything's fun when you're young.
1One of her happiest memories as a child living in Toronto, Mary would rent a bicycle for ten cents and loved to ride up and coast down University Avenue. On her eighth birthday, her mother surprised her with a bicycle of her own.
2Mary Pickford reveals in her autobiography, Sunshine and Shadow, that as a young girl living in Toronto she would buy a single rose and eat the petals, believing the beauty, color and perfume would somehow get inside her.
3Colonel Ralph J. Phaneuf and the soldiers the 143rd Field Artillery of Camp Kearny, California, officially made Mary their Honorary Colonel during World War I.
4In the 1920s, when prominent Hollywood columnist Herbert Howe asked his banker for advice about Los Angeles real estate, the banker responded, "Go ask Mary Pickford. She knows more about local real estate than anybody I know".
5When her mother Charlotte Smith died in 1928, she bequeathed $200,000 each in trust to her two younger children Jack Pickford and Lottie Pickford and to Lottie's daughter Gwynne. But she left the large bulk of her estate to her eldest daughter Mary Pickford of $1 million, because she recognized that Mary had sacrificed her childhood to become the family's breadwinner at age 5. Charlotte wrote in her will: "Whatever property I possess at the time of my death has come to me through my association with my beloved daughter in her business and through her most unusual generosity to me".
6Was the 1st of 3 consecutive Canadian actresses to win the Best Actress Oscar. The others were Norma Shearer and Marie Dressler.
7She was posthumously awarded a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario in 1999.
8She was posthumously awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on November 16, 1993.
9Was the 2nd actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for Coquette (1929) at The 2nd Academy Awards on April 3, 1930.
10Fil Daily-West Coast Bureau-Tuesday, May 7, 1935: Mary Pickford has signed with Henry Duffy, theatrical manager, to appear in "Coquette". She will tour in the play along the coast.
11Singer Katie Melua wrote a song in homage to Pickford, with her name as the title, which was featured on her 2007 album "Pictures".
12Was a founding member of The Society of Independent Motion Picture Producers (SIMPP).
13The character Edna Strickland changes her name to Mary Pickford in Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 5, Outatime (2011).
14Had two adopted children with her third husband Charles 'Buddy' Rogers - a son named Ronald Charles Rogers (born 1937) and a daughter named Roxanne Rogers (born 1944 - died 2007 from osteoporosis).
15Founder/President of Mary Pickford Company, a production company formed in 1919, and the Mary Pickford Film Corporation, formed in 1916. The former produced films only for Pickford, the latter company produced non-Pickford films.
16She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6280 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
17She started her film career at Biograph Company (American Mutoscope & Biograph) in 1909, when Biograph's director D.W. Griffith hired her. Her first film was Biograph's Pippa Passes; or, The Song of Conscience (1909), though she only was a face in the crowd. However, this launched her long and illustrious film career.
18She paid for her grandchildren to go to school, provided that they showed proof that they were registered.
19She became estranged from daughter Roxanne for a time when she, at age 18, ran off to marry a man her parents did not approve of.
20When she presented producer Cecil B. DeMille with the Best Picture Oscar for The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) (March 19, 1953), not only was it the first time the Academy Awards ceremonies had ever been televised, it was also her very first television appearance.
21She and husband Douglas Fairbanks were friends with Edsel Ford (son of Henry Ford) and his wife. In the Edsel and Eleanor Ford home at 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Point Shores, Michigan there hangs in the study an autographed photo of her signed "Mary Pick-A-Ford", c. 1932.
22In December 1910, she left the Biograph Company to work for Carl Laemmle at Independent Moving Picture Company for $175 a week.
23In October 1911, a court voided her contract with IMP because she was a minor when she signed it. As a result, she left IMP for the Majestic Company for $275/week.
24Was Joan Crawford's mother-in-law, while Crawford was married to Pickford's son, Douglas Fairbanks Jr..
25Her last silent movie was the romance comedy My Best Girl (1927).
26Was to have made her big-screen comeback as Vinnie in Life with Father (1947), but the role eventually went to Irene Dunne because of Dunne's box-office appeal.
27She was first hired for the movies by director D.W. Griffith.
28Her first starring appearance in a film was in Her First Biscuits (1909) for Biograph Company.
29Her likeness is included as part of the "Canadians in Hollywood" stamp series released by CanadaPost in 2006. The others in the series were Fay Wray, Lorne Greene and John Candy.
30The romance drama Coquette (1929) was her first talkie.
31Ernst Lubitsch came to America at Mary's invitation to direct Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall (1924), but when he arrived he had changed his mind and would not do it (it was eventually directed by Marshall Neilan). Instead, he and Mary made Rosita (1923) together.
32The house in which she lived in Hollywood for most of her life was nicknamed "Pickfair".
33Is portrayed by Maria Pitillo in Chaplin (1992)
34Was named #24 on The American Film Institute 50 Greatest Screen Legends
35First star (along with husband Douglas Fairbanks) to officially place hand and footprints in the cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre (April 30, 1927). Hollywood legend has it that the very first star to do so, unofficially, thus inspiring the ensuing tradition, was Norma Talmadge when she accidentally walked onto the wet cement prior to the official opening of the Theatre
36Turned down the role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Blvd. (1950), which went to Gloria Swanson.
37Was the subject of the first cinematic close up shot, in Friends (1912).
38She left her children $50,000 and her grandchildren trust funds.
39Son Ronnie has three children, daughter Jamie (born 1954), son Tommy (born 1955), and son Douglas Pickford (born 1966). Daughter Roxanne gave birth to a daughter, Katina, in the early 1960s.
40She was the first movie actress to receive a percentage of a film's earnings
41Became a United States citizen on her marriage to Douglas Fairbanks, but later reclaimed her Canadian citizenship and died an American and Canadian citizen.
42Daughter of actress Charlotte Smith.
43Second cousin of John Mantley.
44Sister-in-law of Joe Moore, Tom Moore and Matt Moore.
45Sister-in-law of Robert Fairbanks.
46Had English and Irish ancestry.
47She died of complications from cerebral hemorrhage at Santa Monica Hospital, CA. Her third husband, Buddy, was at her bedside. Following her death, she was interred in the Garden of Memory at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA.
48Formed United Artists company with Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith and Charles Chaplin. The first artist to have her name in marquee lights. The first international star.
49Stage 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 several times in her mother's family going back to the 12th century.
50Her mansion Pickfair was sold ten months after her death for $5,362,000; later sold to Pia Zadora in January 1988 for just under $7 million.
51Stepmother of Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and aunt of Alice Moore.
52In same stage company as Lillian Gish and Dorothy Gish in the early 1900s.
53Sister of actor/director Jack Pickford and stage/screen actress Lottie Pickford.
54Arguably the silent era's most renowned female star. Film historian Ethan Katz goes so far as to call her "the most popular star in screen history".
55One of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
56She had intended to have all of her films destroyed after her death, fearing that no one would care about them. She was convinced not to do this.


The New York Hat1912ShortMiss Mollie Goodhue (the girl)
The Informer1912ShortThe Confederate Captain's Sweetheart
My Baby1912ShortThe Wife
The One She Loved1912ShortThe Wife
A Feud in the Kentucky Hills1912ShortThe Daughter
So Near, Yet So Far1912ShortThe Young Woman
Friends1912ShortDora - the Orphan
A Pueblo Legend1912ShortThe Indian Girl
A Pueblo Romance1912
With the Enemy's Help1912ShortFaro Kate
The Inner Circle1912ShortThe Rich Italian's Daughter
A Child's Remorse1912Short
The Narrow Road1912ShortMrs. Jim Holcomb
An Indian Summer1912ShortThe Widow's Daughter
The School Teacher and the Waif1912ShortNora, the Waif
Lena and the Geese1912ShortLena
Home Folks1912ShortThe Young Woman
A Beast at Bay1912ShortThe Young Woman
A Lodging for the Night1912ShortThe Mexican Girl
The Old Actor1912ShortThe Old Actor's Daughter
Won by a Fish1912ShortThe Woman
Just Like a Woman1912ShortThe Young Woman
The Female of the Species1912ShortThe Miner's Wife's Sister
Fate's Interception1912ShortThe Mexican Girl
Iola's Promise1912ShortIola
A Timely Repentance1912ShortMrs. Nordell - Heroine of the Movie within the Movie, 'The Wife's Desertion'
A Siren of Impulse1912Short
The Mender of Nets1912ShortThe Net-Mender
Honor Thy Father1912/IIShortMary Fuller
The Caddy's Dream1911ShortMiss Kelsomine
The Daddy's Dream1911
The Portrait1911/IShortLittle Vera - the Model
Little Red Riding Hood1911/IShortLittle Red Riding Hood
Love Heeds Not Showers1911ShortMary
The Courting of Mary1911ShortMary
From the Bottom of the Sea1911ShortUndetermined Role (unconfirmed)
His Dress Shirt1911ShortMrs. Kirby
The Better Way1911ShortLillian Garvey - a Salvation Army Lass
The Sentinel Asleep1911Short
'Tween Two Loves1911ShortGrace
By the House That Jack Built1911ShortUndetermined Leading Role
The Toss of a Coin1911ShortAlice Barton - the Farmer's Daughter
The Call of the Song1911ShortAmy Gordon
The Skating Bug1911Short
Science1911ShortMrs. Crawford
At a Quarter of Two1911ShortMrs. Warren
A Gasoline Engagement1911ShortFlora Powell
For the Queen's Honor1911ShortPrincess Gilda
In the Sultan's Garden1911ShortHaidee
Behind the Stockade1911ShortFlorence Williams
Back to the Soil1911ShortSadie Allen
The Lighthouse Keeper1911ShortPolly Berry - the Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter
The Master and the Man1911ShortElsie Graham
For Her Brother's Sake1911/IShortMadge Spotwood
The Fair Dentist1911ShortEdith Morton - The Fair Dentist
The Temptress1911/IShortLucille Allen
Second Sight1911ShortGertrude Edgar
As a Boy Dreams1911ShortMary - the Captain's Daughter
The Stampede1911/IShortNello - The Bandit's Daughter
Sweet Memories1911ShortPolly Biblett
In Old Madrid1911ShortZelda
The Fisher-Maid1911ShortPaula - the Fisher-maid
The Message in the Bottle1911ShortLouise Spencer
A Decree of Destiny1911ShortMary
A Manly Man1911ShortElinor Williams
Artful Kate1911ShortArtful Kate Stanley
The Convert1911ShortAgnes Boyd
Her Darkest Hour1911ShortRuth
The Mirror1911ShortDorothy
When the Cat's Away1911ShortDorothy - the Wife
At the Duke's Command1911ShortOne of the Ladies of the Court
Three Sisters1911ShortMary
Maid or Man1911ShortElsie Keene
The Dream1911ShortNell Herbert
Their First Misunderstanding1911ShortMae Darcy
The Italian Barber1911ShortAlice
When a Man Loves1911ShortTessie
A Dog's Tale1911
How Mary Fixed It1911ShortMary
Little Nell's Tobacco1910Short
White Roses1910ShortBetty
A Child's Stratagem1910Short
A Plain Song1910ShortEdith
The Song of the Wildwood Flute1910ShortDove Eyes
Sunshine Sue1910Short
Simple Charity1910ShortMiss Wilkins (as Gladys Nicholson)
Waiter No. 51910ShortThe Chief of Police's Son's Fiancée
A Lucky Toothache1910ShortBessie
The Masher1910Short
That Chink at Golden Gulch1910Short
A Gold Necklace1910ShortMazie
The Iconoclast1910Short
Examination Day at School1910Short
A Summer Tragedy1910Short unconfirmed
Little Angels of Luck1910Short unconfirmed
Muggsy Becomes a Hero1910ShortMabel
Wilful Peggy1910ShortPeggy
The Sorrows of the Unfaithful1910ShortMary
When We Were in Our Teens1910ShortMary
The Usurer1910ShortInvalid Daughter
An Arcadian Maid1910ShortPriscilla
The Call to Arms1910ShortA Messenger
Serious Sixteen1910Short
A Flash of Light1910Short
What the Daisy Said1910ShortMartha
Muggsy's First Sweetheart1910ShortMabel Brown
A Child's Impulse1910ShortGrace
May and December1910ShortMay
Never Again1910/IShortThe Girl
The Face at the Window1910Short
A Victim of Jealousy1910ShortThe Wife's Friend
In the Season of Buds1910ShortMabel
An Affair of Hearts1910Short
Love Among the Roses1910ShortThe Lacemaker
The Unchanging Sea1910ShortThe Daughter as an Adult
The Kid1910Short unconfirmed
A Romance of the Western Hills1910ShortIndian
A Rich Revenge1910ShortJennie
As It Is in Life1910ShortGeorge Forrester's Daughter, as an Adult
The Two Brothers1910/IShortMexican
His Last Dollar1910Short
The Smoker1910ShortGeorge's Wife
The Twisted Trail1910ShortMolly Hendricks
The Thread of Destiny1910ShortMyrtle
The Newlyweds1910ShortAlice Vance
The Englishman and the Girl1910ShortThe Girl
The Woman from Mellon's1910ShortMary Petersby, the Daughter
The Call1910Short
All on Account of the Milk1910ShortThe Young Woman
The Heart of an Outlaw1909ShortThe Outlaw's Daughter, as an Adult
To Save Her Soul1909ShortAgnes Hailey
The Test1909ShortBessie
The Trick That Failed1909ShortNellie Burt
The Mountaineer's Honor1909ShortHarum-Scarum, a Mountain Girl
A Midnight Adventure1909ShortEleanor
A Sweet Revenge1909Short
The Restoration1909ShortAlice Ashford
The Light That Came1909Short
The Gibson Goddess1909ShortOn Sidewalk
What's Your Hurry?1909ShortMary
Lines of White on a Sullen Sea1909ShortSecond Couple
In the Watches of the Night1909ShortAt Brainard's
His Lost Love1909ShortMary
The Little Teacher1909ShortThe Little Teacher
Pippa Passes; or, The Song of Conscience1909ShortGirl in crowd
The Awakening1909ShortThe Widow's Daughter
Wanted, a Child1909Short
In Old Kentucky1909ShortHomecoming Party
The Broken Locket1909ShortRuth King
Getting Even1909ShortMiss Lucy
The Children's Friend1909Short
The Hessian Renegades1909ShortMessenger's Sister
The Little Darling1909ShortLittle Darling
The Sealed Room1909ShortA Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)
Oh, Uncle!1909ShortBessie
The Seventh Day1909ShortThe Maid
The Indian Runner's Romance1909ShortBlue Cloud's Wife
His Wife's Visitor1909ShortBessie Wright
They Would Elope1909ShortBessie
A Strange Meeting1909Short
The Slave1909ShortA Young Girl at Court
Sweet and Twenty1909ShortAlice
The Renunciation1909ShortKittie Ryan
Tender Hearts1909ShortNellie
The Cardinal's Conspiracy1909ShortA Disguised Servant
The Country Doctor1909ShortPoor Mother's Elder Daughter (uncredited)
The Necklace1909ShortThe Maid / In Pawnshop
The Way of Man1909ShortWinnie, Mabel's Cousin
The Mexican Sweethearts1909ShortThe Señorita
The Peachbasket Hat1909ShortOn Street / In Store
Her First Biscuits1909ShortBiscuit Victim
The Faded Lilies1909ShortAt Party
The Son's Return1909ShortMary Clark
The Lonely Villa1909ShortOne of the Cullison Children
The Violin Maker of Cremona1909ShortGiannina, Taddeo's Daughter
His Duty1909ShortOne of the children on the street
What Drink Did1909Short
Two Memories1909ShortMarion's Sister
The Drive for a Life1909Short
The Deception1909Short
The Fascinating Mrs. Francis1909Short
Mrs. Jones Entertains1909Short as Dorothy Nicholson
Secrets1933Mary Marlowe Mary Carlton
Forever Yours1930
Screen Snapshots Series 10, No. 51930ShortMary Pickford
The Taming of the Shrew1929Katherine
Coquette1929Norma Besant
The Gaucho1927Virgin Mary (uncredited)
My Best Girl1927Maggie Johnson
The Black Pirate1926Princess Isobel in Final Embrace - Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ1925Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
Little Annie Rooney1925Little Annie Rooney
Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall1924Dorothy Vernon
Rosita1923Rosita, a street singer
Tess of the Storm Country1922Tessibel 'Tess' Skinner
Little Lord Fauntleroy1921Cedric Errol Widow Errol
Through the Back Door1921Jeanne
The Love Light1921Angela Carlotti
Suds1920Amanda Afflick
Pollyanna1920Pollyanna Whittier
Heart o' the Hills1919Mavis Hawn
The Hoodlum1919Amy Burke
Daddy-Long-Legs1919Judy Abbott
Captain Kidd, Jr.1919Mary MacTavish
One Hundred Percent American1918ShortMayme
Johanna Enlists1918Johanna Renssaller
How Could You, Jean?1918Jean Mackaye
M'Liss1918Melissa 'M'liss' Smith
Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley1918Amarilly Jenkins
Stella Maris1918Miss Stella Maris / Unity Blake
The Little Princess1917Sara Crewe
All-Star Production of Patriotic Episodes for the Second Liberty Loan1917
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm1917Rebecca Randall
The Little American1917Angela Moore
A Romance of the Redwoods1917Jenny Lawrence
The Poor Little Rich Girl1917Gwendolyn 'Gwen'
The Pride of the Clan1917Marget MacTavish
Less Than the Dust1916Radha
The Eternal Grind1916Louise
Hulda from Holland1916Hulda
Poor Little Peppina1916Peppina
The Foundling1916Molly O
Madame Butterfly1915Cho-Cho-San
A Girl of Yesterday1915Jane Stuart
Esmeralda1915ShortEsmeralda Rogers
Rags1915Rags / Alice McCloud
The Foundling1915Molly O
Little Pal1915'Little Pal'
The Dawn of a Tomorrow1915Glad
Fanchon, the Cricket1915Fanchon, the cricket
Love's Reflection1915Short
Wifey's Fling1915Short
Mistress Nell1915Nell Gwyn
Broken Hearts1915
Behind the Scenes1914Dolly Lane
Such a Little Queen1914Queen Anna Victoria
The Eagle's Mate1914Anemone Breckenridge
Tess of the Storm Country1914Tessibel Skinner
A Good Little Devil1914Juliet
Hearts Adrift1914Nina
Caprice1913Mercy Baxter
In the Bishop's Carriage1913Nance Olden
The Unwelcome Guest1913ShortJessie - the Slavey


Love Happy1949producer - uncredited
Sleep, My Love1948producer - uncredited
Stork Bites Man1947producer
The Adventures of Don Coyote1947executive producer - uncredited
High Fury1947producer
Susie Steps Out1946producer
Little Iodine1946executive producer - uncredited
The Gay Desperado1936producer
One Rainy Afternoon1936producer
Secrets1933executive producer
The Taming of the Shrew1929producer
Coquette1929producer - uncredited
My Best Girl1927producer - uncredited
Sparrows1926producer - uncredited
Little Annie Rooney1925producer - uncredited
Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall1924producer
Tess of the Storm Country1922producer - uncredited
Little Lord Fauntleroy1921producer
Through the Back Door1921producer
The Love Light1921producer
Pollyanna1920producer - uncredited
Heart o' the Hills1919executive producer
The Hoodlum1919executive producer
Daddy-Long-Legs1919producer - uncredited
Captain Kidd, Jr.1919producer - uncredited
Johanna Enlists1918executive producer
How Could You, Jean?1918producer
The Little Princess1917producer
The Little American1917producer
Less Than the Dust1916producer
Poor Little Peppina1916producer - uncredited
The Foundling1916producer
The Foundling1915producer


Little Annie Rooney1925by - as Catherine Hennessey
Garrison's Finish1923titles
A Girl of Yesterday1915
Hearts Adrift1914
Granny1913/IIShort scenario
When Fate Decrees1913Short writer
Lena and the Geese1912Short
Madame Rex1911Short
May and December1910Short
In the Season of Buds1910Short
The Day After1909Short writer
The Little Teacher1909Short writer
The Awakening1909Short writer


Heart o' the Hills1919"Heart O' The Hills"
The Hoodlum1919"The Hoodlum"
Daddy-Long-Legs1919"Daddy Long Legs",


Love Happy1949presenter
Sleep, My Love1948presenter
Daddy-Long-Legs1919adaptation assistant - uncredited


Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall1924uncredited


Dieter & Andreas1989Short grateful acknowledgment
Hollywood: The Golden Years1961TV Movie documentary acknowledgment: film source


Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove1934ShortHerself
Hollywood on Parade No. A-91933ShortHerself (uncredited)
Hollywood on Parade No. A-41933Documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots1932/IIDocumentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots1932/IDocumentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots Series 10, No. 61931ShortHerself
Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 231930ShortHerself, at Premiere
Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 241930ShortHerself, Screen Stars Dress Shop Hostess
Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 211930ShortHerself
Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 221930ShortHerself
The Voice of Hollywood No. 151930ShortHerself (uncredited)
The Voice of Hollywood No. 71930Short documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Voice of Hollywood No. 101930ShortHerself (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 141930ShortHerself
Potseluy Meri Pikford1927Herself
Screen Snapshots No. 21925Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots, Series 6, No. 21925Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots, Series 5, No. 141925Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots, Series 5, No. 11924Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots, Series 4, No. 81923Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots, Series 4, No. 51923Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots, Series 4, No. 21923Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 191923Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 171923Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 101922Documentary shortHerself
From Farm to Fame1922ShortHerself
Screen Snapshots, Series 2, No. 22-F1922Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots, Series 2, No. 14-F1921Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots, Series 2, No. 1-F1921Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots, Series 1, No. 111920Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots, Series 1, No. 51920Documentary shortHerself
United States Fourth Liberty Loan Drive1918ShortHerself
The 48th Annual Academy Awards1976TV SpecialHerself - Honorary Award Recipient (pre-recorded)
Delta Kappa Alpha Silver Anniversary Banquet1963TV Movie documentaryHerself
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHerself
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Premiere1955ShortHerself
The 25th Annual Academy Awards1953TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Picture
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 61942Documentary shortHerself
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 21941Documentary shortHerself - at Motion Picture Home Dedication (uncredited)
Picture People No. 3: Hobbies of the Stars1941ShortHerself
Meet the Stars #1: Chinese Garden Festival1940Documentary shortHerself
Hollywood Hobbies1939ShortHerself (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 21937Documentary shortHerself

Archive Footage

Un jour, une histoire2014TV Series documentaryHerself
La naissance de Charlot2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Love Lust2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Time to Remember2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Smash His Camera2010DocumentaryHerself
Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies2008DocumentaryHerself
Blue Skies Beyond the Looking Glass2008Short
Burn Hollywood Burn2007TV Series documentaryHerself
The Dawn of Sound: How Movies Learned to Talk2007Video documentaryHerself / Norma Besant
Why Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema2007DocumentaryHerself
City Confidential2002-2007TV Series documentaryHerself
Silent Britain2006TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Filmmakers in Action2005DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Douglas Fairbanks: The Great Swashbuckler2005VideoHerself
American Experience2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven's Gate2004DocumentaryHerself
Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Christmas in Tinseltown2004Video documentary shortHerself
Chaplin Today: The Gold Rush2003TV Short documentaryHerself
The Tramp and the Dictator2002DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Mary Pickford2000TV Movie documentary
Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood2000TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Canada: A People's History2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Kings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight Boxing2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
Film Breaks1999TV Series documentaryGwendolyn 'Gwen'
Star Power: The Creation of United Artists1998Video documentaryHerself / Various roles
Life and Times1998TV Series documentaryHerself
Mary Pickford: A Life on Film1997DocumentaryHerself / Numerous Roles (uncredited)
Gloria Swanson: The Greatest Star1997TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century1996TV Mini-SeriesHerself
The Universal Story1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Casting Couch1995Video documentary
American Masters1988TV Series documentary
Entertaining the Troops1988DocumentaryHerself
Biography1987TV Series documentaryHimself
What Do Those Old Films Mean?1985TV SeriesHerself (in Paris, 1920) (uncredited)
Komediya davno minuvshikh dney1980
Hollywood1980TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself / Actress 'Little Lord Fauntleroy'
Has Anybody Here Seen Canada? A History of Canadian Movies 1939-19531979TV Movie documentaryHerself - Attends Premiere with Mackenzie King (uncredited)
America's Sweetheart: The Mary Pickford Story1978Documentary
Hooray for Hollywood1975DocumentaryHerself, with Bing Crosby
The Moving Picture Boys in the Great War1975DocumentaryHerself
The Age of Ballyhoo1973Video documentaryHerself
Hollywood Babylon1972Herself (uncredited)
Dieu a choisi Paris1969Herself
The Funniest Man in the World1967DocumentaryHerself
Mondo Hollywood1967DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Hollywood My Home Town1965DocumentaryHerself
Hollywood and the Stars1964TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood: The Great Stars1963TV Movie documentaryActress 'Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm' (uncredited)
30 Years of Fun1963
Hollywood Without Make-Up1963DocumentaryHerself
The DuPont Show of the Week1962TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood: The Golden Years1961TV Movie documentaryActress 'Rags' (uncredited)
The Legend of Rudolph Valentino1961Video documentaryHerself
Project XX1957TV Series documentaryHerself - Actress
Screen Snapshots: Ramblin' Round Hollywood1955Documentary shortHerself
Yesterday and Today1953
Let's Go to the Movies1949Documentary shortHerself - edited from 'In Old Kentucky' (uncredited)
Flicker Flashbacks No. 2, Series 51947Documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
Flicker Flashbacks No. 1, Series 51947ShortLucy (edited from "Behind the Stockade (1909)") (uncredited)
Wilson1944Herself - at WWI Rally (uncredited)
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards1940Documentary short
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 121939Documentary shortHerself
The Movies March On1939Short documentaryHerself - 'The New York Hat'
Personality Parade1938Documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
Fashions in Love1936Documentary short
A Penny a Peep1934ShortIndian Princess (uncredited)
Hollywood on Parade1934/IIDocumentary shortHerself (uncredited)
Movie Memories1934Documentary shortHerself
March of the Movies1933From 'Simple Charity' (1910) (uncredited)
Hollywood on Parade No. B-51933ShortHerself (uncredited)
The House That Shadows Built1931Documentary
Odna iz mnogikh1927ShortHerself
Little Miss Hollywood1923ShortHerself in Film Clip

Won Awards

1976Honorary AwardAcademy Awards, USA

In recognition of her unique contributions to the film industry and the development of film as an ... More

1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6280 Hollywood Blvd.
1930OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleCoquette (1929)

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