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This week in entertainment history: June 24-30

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 38: 13 Apr 1922 --- Mary Pickford --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

June 24, 1916: Mary Pickford signs million-dollar contract

The Canadian-American actress and producer became the first female star to sign a million-dollar contract. She had a two-year agreement with Adolf Zukor of Paramount Films, which allowed her company Pickford Film Corporation to produce all her films and take home a million dollars.

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