People active in the silent era and people who keep the silent era alive.
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Born 18 August 1895 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, as John Smith.
Died 3 January 1933 in Paris, France, of multiple neuritis.
Brother of actress Mary Pickford and actress Lottie Pickford.
Married actress Olive Thomas, 25 October 1916; until her death, 10 September 1920.
Married actress Marilyn Miller, 30 July 1922; divorced, June 1927.
Married Mary Mulhern, 12 August 1930; until his death.
Jack Pickford began motion pictures work as a child actor, due to his sister Mary’s stardom. He appeared in Biograph films for director D.W. Griffith, and went on in adulthood with a moderately successful but brief career as a leading man.
References: Whitfield-Pickford pp. 8, 9.