Mary Pickford's Birthplace

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Mary Pickford's Birthplace

PostSat Jun 17, 2017 11:45 am

The Toronto Star featured this article today about Mary Pickford's birthplace: ... ronto.html" target="_blank

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Re: Mary Pickford's Birthplace

PostSun Jun 18, 2017 2:07 am

I went looking for the house several years ago when I visited Toronto, but quickly discovered that the street numbers had been changed. I did finally discover the plaque in front of the hospital. I was happy that Toronto still had the sense to honor her.
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Re: Mary Pickford's Birthplace

PostSun Jun 18, 2017 1:14 pm

“I haven’t been in this house since I was carried out of it as a baby,” she remarked to a group of reporters, but denied the charge when asked whether she was ashamed of being Canadian.

“I should say not. I boast of it. After the showing our boys made in the war! I should say not,” she responded. “Canada has helped my success too. I love Canada very much and I love especially Toronto.”

Aw, I just got a lump in my throat reading that. Good ol' Gladys Smith.
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