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Mary Pickford: Hollywood’s First Million-Dollar Actress

She couldn’t vote. She couldn’t get a college degree—but Mary Pickford became Hollywood’s first million-dollar actress. She went on to help establish the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and won a lifetime achievement award from the organization. She was an original big shot.

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