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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.

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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


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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


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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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By Dawn on Mar 28, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(November 9, 1868 – July 28, 1934), she could perform in both drama and comedy with the best of them. Her first role in a film came at the age of 44, in the silent film, Tillie's Punctured Romance(1914). Tillie's Punctured Romance, is the first feature-length comedy/silent film... Read full article


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Marie Dressler Quotes:

Marie Truffle: [at the train station searching franticly under her blouse for her pocketbook] Oh, there she is. It slipped. Oh, my land. Now how am I going to get it? Oh, what am I going to do?
Old Man with White Beard in Train Line: Can I help ya, lady?
Marie Truffle: You can *not*! There's no fool like an old fool.


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]


Hattie Burns: [Referring to Peter] Oh, Ivy, kiss him. He can't suffer more than he has already.


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Marie Dressler Facts
Suffered from stage fright throughout her career.

Father was Alexander Rudolph Koerber, mother was Annie Henderson. The family lived at 212 King Street West, Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. The house is an historical site and museum.

There is some dispute to her actual birth year. According to most sources and the document as to the history of the house, she was born in 1868. Other sources say 1869. At least one scientist says that her baptismal records give 1863, and to further confuse the issue, 1871 is given on her grave.

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