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Pickford, Jack, 1896-1933


  • [Jack Pickford, brother of Mary Pickford was a successful stage and screen actor in the late teens and early 1920s. Considered a talented actor, he starred as "Pip" in the adaptation of Dickens' Great expectations, and in the title role in Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer. He briefly had his own company, Jack Pickford Productions. He was married to actress Olive Thomas from 1917 to 1920. Her accidental death while they were on vacation in Paris affected him both personally and professionally. He was also married to actresses Marilyn Miller and Mary Mulhern. His career began to fade in the mid-1920s, and his last film was the 1928 crime drama, Gang war. In his last years, he suffered from alcoholism and ill health, resulting in his death at age 36.]

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    • Smith, John Charles, 1896-1933
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    • found: The Goose woman [VR] c1986:credits (Jack Pickford)
    • found: Halliwell's filmgoer's companion, 1985, c1983:p. 812 (Pickford, Jack, 1896-1933, Am. actor)
    • found: Vazzana, E. Silent film necrology, 2nd ed., c2001p. 420 (Pickford, Jack; film and stage actor; film director; born John Charles Smith in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on August 18, 1896; died in Paris, France, January 3, 1933; brother of actresses Mary Pickford and Lottie Pickford)
    • found: New York times, January 4, 1933, viewed online via ProQuest historical newspapers:pg. 17 (Jack Pickford; film actor and producer; died of progressive multiple neuritis in Paris, France)
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    • [Jack Pickford, brother of Mary Pickford was a successful stage and screen actor in the late teens and early 1920s. Considered a talented actor, he starred as "Pip" in the adaptation of Dickens' Great expectations, and in the title role in Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer. He briefly had his own company, Jack Pickford Productions. He was married to actress Olive Thomas from 1917 to 1920. Her accidental death while they were on vacation in Paris affected him both personally and professionally. He was also married to actresses Marilyn Miller and Mary Mulhern. His career began to fade in the mid-1920s, and his last film was the 1928 crime drama, Gang war. In his last years, he suffered from alcoholism and ill health, resulting in his death at age 36.]
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