Incroyable mais vrai:
1912: Mack Sennett (né le 17 janvier 1880 à Richmond, en Estrie a lancé les carrières de plusieurs stars dont Charlie Chaplin
Le registre de la paroisse S.Bibiane de Richmond de l’année 1880 confirme bien la naissance de Mack Sennett à Richmond où son père John Francis Sinnott exerce la profession de journalier (charpentier). Puis lors du recensement du Canada de 1881, la famille de John Francis Sinnott réside à Melbourne. On y trouve John Francis Sinnott, 29 ans, fermier, sa femme Catherine Foy, 31 ans, et leur fils Michael Sinnott (Mack Sennett), un an.
Sennett became a singer, dancer, clown, actor, set designer and director for Biograph, and founded Keystone Studios in 1912 together with Adam Kessel. Many important actors were discovered by him and started their career at Keystone. Those include Charlie Chaplin, Raymond Griffith, Gloria Swanson, Ford Sterling, the Keystone Kops and many more.
Sennett first acted in films at Biograph Studios, playing low comedy parts, usually oafish rural types. His chance at directing came in 1912 at the new Keystone brand. His fast-paced knockabout style and good distribution as part of the Mutual program, insured recognition of the Keystone trade mark as well as his stars and his own name. In a very short space of time, that name became synonymous with screen comedy. In fact, when he left to produce independently, to be released by Paramount in 1917, he didn’t fight to take the Keystone Brand with him, his own name proved more valuable.>>>