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Marie Dressler Overview:

Legendary actress, Marie Dressler, was born Leila Marie Koerber on Nov 9, 1868 in Cobourg, Canada. Dressler died at the age of 65 on Jul 28, 1934 in Santa Barbara, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Marie Dressler was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actress for Min and Bill (as Min) in 1930/31.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1930/31Best ActressMin and Bill (1930)MinWon
1931/32Best ActressEmma (1932)EmmaNominated
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Marie Dressler's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #18 on Jan 31, 1931.

BlogHub Articles:

COMEDY GOLD #3: in Dinner at Eight (1933)

By Carol Martinheira on Mar 14, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden

COMEDY GOLD #3: in Dinner at Eight (1933) On March 14, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized George Cukor’s tragi-comedy Dinner At Eight (1933) is a remarkable thing. Not least because the dinner itself never actually happens. It is all about the intertwining li... Read full article


Star of the Month Guide:

By Amanda Garrett on Jun 2, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

TCM's June star of the month is the irrepressible . TCM is honoring with 17 movies airing each Monday in June. Here's what you need to know about one of old Hollywood's most unusual leading ladies. FYI: TCM sometimes changes the air times and /or movies, so you can ... Read full article


: fatos rápidos

By Lê on Oct 4, 2014 From Critica Retro

: fatos rápidos · Nasceu em Ontario, Canadá em 9 de novembro de 1868 e faleceu em 28 de julho de 1934. Seu nome de batismo era Leila Marie Koerber. · Seu pai era músico e a mãe gostava de apresentar pequenas peças para a comunidade. Aos cinco anos, Leila subi... Read full article


: fatos rápidos

By Lê on Oct 4, 2014 From Critica Retro

: fatos rápidos · Nasceu em Ontario, Canadá em 9 de novembro de 1868 e faleceu em 28 de julho de 1934. Seu nome de batismo era Leila Marie Koerber. · Seu pai era músico e a mãe gostava de apresentar pequenas peças para a comunidade. Aos cinco anos, Leila subi... Read full article


SALTY

By Terry on Oct 12, 2013 From Stardust and Shadows

One of the pleasures of writing on what you enjoy is sharing something personal about a common subject. When I first discovered , I was not impressed.  I had thought that film stars should fall into glamour and grace or tough guys with guns, swords, and horses.  It took me a few years ... Read full article


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Marie Dressler Quotes:

Ivy Higgins: [Last lines at the commencement of Myrtle and Benny's marriage ceremony] And, you know, it isn't every young couple that can have the wedding ceremony performed by Her Honor, the Mayor.
[indicating Hattie]
Hattie Burns: No, and it isn't every young couple that can have as Matron of Honor, the Commissioner of Garbage.
[indicating Ivy]


Stuttering Ticket Agent: Where are you going?
Marie Truffle: New York. I want to go to New York.
Stuttering Ticket Agent: You'll want to go by Buffalo.
Marie Truffle: No, I want to go by *train*!


Bonnie: In five minutes, I'll have you as sober as I am.
[stumbles into clothes rack, knocking it over]


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Marie Dressler Facts
She appears as a character in the musical play "In Hell with Harlow" by Paul L. Williams.

Daughter died in infancy.

Suffered from stage fright throughout her career.

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