Most beloved movie star during the silent era. She was born on April 8, 1892, in Toronto, and she died in 1979. She started acting when she was 5 years old and was introduced as "Baby Gladys." She began working for D.W.Griffin and in 1909 she came out in 40 different movies. Many were attracted by her charm and she got to work with several other actors. She married twice divorcing an actor named Owen Moore and going to another named Douglas Fairbanks. Her very last film was in 1933 called Secrets. Her original name was Gladys Mary Smith but when she entered into show business her named changed to Mary Pickford.
She was born on November 7, 1867, in Warsaw and died in Sancellemoz on July 4, 1934. She married a guy named Pierre Curie after meeting him in 1894 where he worked as a professor in the School of Physics. She went to many schools and got many degrees. Not very long after she married her husband died and she was left all by herself. She was the very first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physics and shortly afterward she won another Nobel Prize. She got to work with many other famous scientists one of which was Albert Einstein. All in all she became one of America's first big-time woman scientists.
In Walworth, UK, on April 16, 1889 Chaplin was born and in Vevey, Switzerland, on December 25, 1977 he passed away. He started out being famous for his incredible character "The Tramp" who was a little man with a bowler hat, a mustache and a cane. A woman named Hannah was performing and in the middle of the show she lost her voice and Charlie had to take her place. He overwhelmed the audience and create a name for himself. He made his way slowly into his filming career, with the start of his career in 1914. He began to appear in movies more often and became popular. The new job paid him a lot of money, but he just didn't get the satisfaction from all the money. So he created more and more films, and in come of them he included his wives. He married several times, which were all young women, but the marriages never lasted very long.
He was born on March 24, 1874 in Budapest and he died in Detroit on October 31, 1926. At a young age he was fascinated by magic, so he began his career on it. He married Wilhelmina Beatrice Rahner in 1893. He was the son of Rabbi Mayer Weisz and his second wife, Cecilia Steiner. In 1883 he performed the first time with the name of Ehrich Weisz, when he was nine years old. He called himself "Ehrich, the Prince of the Air." He ran away from home when he was 12 and joined with his brother to work magic. He got his name from his role model, the French magician Robert Houdin, by adding another I. He went all over the world engaging people in his wondrous acts. He won his fame from escaping from numerous contraptions, he was even rewarded by wardens for escaping from their prisons. Not long after he started doing magic tricks, he got into the movie business making films. In 1926 he died due to a ruptured appendix.
He was born on July 30, 1863. He was raised on a farm in Dearborn, Michigan, where he found his interest for mechinical gadgets. He daeveloped a dilike for farm work, but even after he moved to Detroit, he came back to his home town and helped his family on their farm. In 1888 he married a woman named Clara Bryant, and he found work running a saw mill to support his family. He started out as an engineer in 1891, working for the Edison Illuminating Company. In 1896 he formed his very first moving contraption called the Quadricycle, it had wheels which looked alot like a bycicles, it was controlled like a boat, and t only had two speeds and no reverse. His unsucess turned upside down when he created the Ford Motor Company which you stilll see the effects from today (the ford). Not only was his busines one of the most well knwn orginizatins at the time, but in 1918 over half of all the cars in the US were model ts.
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