Mary Pickford, Suds
The beautiful, talented, and absolutely iconic Mary Pickford was BOTD in Toronto in 1892. Pickford was an extraordinary woman, author, and pioneer in addition to being an extraordinary actress.
“I 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.” ~ Mary Pickford
The beautiful picture at the top is a promotional pic for Mary Pickford’s 1920 silent film Suds (directed by John Francis Dillon).