Jack Pickford

Jack Pickford

Born Aug 18, 1896

Jack Pickford was a Canadian-born American actor, brother of early filmstar Mary Pickford. After their father deserted the family, all three Pickford children had to take work as child actors. When Mary broke into films, Jack went to Hollywood with her, but was never in her league. When she signed her first $1 million contract, he was mostly playing the boy-next-door in B-films. Some claimed that he had great talent, but suffered from living in her shadow.… Read More

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1896 Birth He was born John Charles Smith in 1896 in Toronto, Ontario, to John Charles Smith, an English immigrant odd-job man of Methodist background, and Charlotte Hennessy Smith, who was Irish Catholic. … Read More


1917 20 Years Old …  In 1917 he starred in one of his first major roles as "Pip" in the adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, as well as the title role in Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer. … Read More
1918 21 Years Old In early 1918, after the United States entered World War I, Pickford joined the United States Navy. … Read More
1922 25 Years Old Pickford married two more times. On July 31, 1922, he married Marilyn Miller, a celebrated Broadway dancer and former Ziegfeld girl, at his sister and brother-in-law's famed home Pickfair. By most accounts he was not kind to her and was abusive in the marriage. They separated in 1926 and Miller was granted a French divorce in November 1927.


1930 33 Years Old Pickford's final marriage was to Mary Mulhern, age 22 and also a former Ziegfeld girl, whom he married on August 12, 1930. … Read More
1932 35 Years Old 1 More Event
She was granted an interlocutory divorce in February 1932 which had yet to be finalized at the time of Pickford's death.
1933 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Jack Pickford died at the American Hospital of Paris on January 3, 1933. … Read More
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