Canadian silent screen star Mary Pickford. Smart and savvy as well as pretty. Became first America's Sweetheart. Right time. Right place.

Mary Pickford, 1920s

Canadian silent screen star Mary Pickford. Smart and savvy as well as pretty. Became first America's Sweetheart. Right time. Right place.

Helen Darling with Kitty - 1923 - Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images - @~ Watsonette

Helen Darling with Kitty - 1923 - Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images - @~ Watsonette

Bebe Daniels (1901-1971). Active as a film actress 1910-1960, most famous during the silent era of the 1920's. Bebe Daniels was in over 230 films, first as a child star, and then on stage, movies, radio and television for 50 years. Many silent stars could not make the transition to talkies but she did.

Bebe Daniels (1901-1971). Active as a film actress 1910-1960, most famous during the silent era of the 1920's. Bebe Daniels was in over 230 films, first as a child star, and then on stage, movies, radio and television for 50 years. Many silent stars could not make the transition to talkies but she did.

Lina Basquette, 1920's (1907-1994). American actress noted as much for her tumultuous personal life and nine marriages, as her more than 75 years in entertainment beginning in the silent film era.

Lina Basquette, 1920's (1907-1994). American actress noted as much for her tumultuous personal life and nine marriages, as her more than 75 years in entertainment beginning in the silent film era.

LILLIAN GISH (1893-1993) American stage, screen, and television actress, whose career spanned 75 years. She was immensely popular in silent films. Her final film, "The Whales of August", was made in 1987 when Gish was 93. Gish always listed the year of her birth as 1896. It wasn't until after her death that the true year of her birth (1893) was revealed.

LILLIAN GISH (1893-1993) American stage, screen, and television actress, whose career spanned 75 years. She was immensely popular in silent films. Her final film, "The Whales of August", was made in 1987 when Gish was 93. Gish always listed the year of her birth as 1896. It wasn't until after her death that the true year of her birth (1893) was revealed.

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