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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Celebrate 150! Hometown Hosts Her Birthday in Style ?By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.? ? Leila Marie Koerber “M... Read full article


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: fatos r?pidos

By L? on Oct 4, 2014 From Critica Retro

: fatos r?pidos · Nasceu em Ontario, Canad? 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 m?sico e a m?e gostava de apresentar pequenas pe?as para a comunidade. Aos cinco anos, Leila subi... Read full article


: fatos r?pidos

By L? on Oct 4, 2014 From Critica Retro

: fatos r?pidos · Nasceu em Ontario, Canad? 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 m?sico e a m?e gostava de apresentar pequenas pe?as para a comunidade. Aos cinco anos, Leila subi... Read full article


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Marie Dressler Quotes:

Hattie Burns: Well, what's your proposition?
Jim Curango: Well, just this... if I let you in as mayor, all I want to do is handle the business end of the office, and you can handle the social welfare and public improvements.
Hattie Burns: Oh, well, the first public improvement I'm gonna make is to run you outta town.


Buster Warren: Can I have my hair cut, too?
Lizzie Praskins: No, you can *not*. It would break my heart to see that lovely hair cut.
John Warren: Well, he's getting pretty big for curls.
Maggie Warren: If I had my way, I'd have the clippers on him.
Buster Warren: Would you grandma?
Lizzie Praskins: Well, you haven't got your say-so.
John Warren: You're telling us.
Helen Praskins Warren: Anyway, we don't have to settle it now.
Maggie Warren: No, any time before he goes to college.


Elmer Truffle: Hello, Tommy.
[to Marie]
Elmer Truffle: Who was at the door?
Marie Truffle: Lindbergh to take me flying, but I couldn't go.


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Suffered from stage fright throughout her career.

Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 141-143. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387

Always credited her good friend, screenwriter Frances Marion, with literally saving her life. After much time spent trying to find her, Marion contacted Dressler about a major role in The Callahans and the Murphys (1927). Dressler had planned to commit suicide by jumping out of her apartment window that very night. Instead, the role marked a personal and professional comeback for her. It brought her to MGM, where she would remain a major star until her death, and establish friendships, not just with Marion but with Marion's husband at the time, director George W. Hill. She would work with both on several subsequent pictures.

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