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Encyclopedia > Marie Dressler
Marie Dressler

Birth name Leila Marie Koerber
Born November 9, 1868
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Died July 28, 1934
Santa Barbara, California, USA
Academy
 Awards
Best Actress
1931 Min and Bill

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Born Leila Marie Koerber in Cobourg, Ontario to parents Alexander Rudolph Koerber (who was Austrian) and Anna Henderson. Being a rather overweight child, she spent a lot of time developing the defense mechanisms many overweight children become skilled at. The young Marie Dressler was able to hone her talents to make other people laugh, and at 14 years old she began her acting career in theatre. In 1892 she made her debut on Broadway. At first she hoped to make a career of singing light opera, but then gravitated to vaudeville. Cobourg (2001 population 17,172) is a town some 75 km east of Toronto. ... Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... The Teatro alla Scala in Milan. ... Vaudeville is a style of multi-act theatre which flourished in North America from the 1880s through the 1920s. ...


During the early 1900s, she became a major vaudeville star. In 1902, she met fellow Canadian, Mack Sennett, and helped him get a job in the theater. In addition to her stage work, Dressler recorded for Edison Records in 1909 and 1910. After Sennett became the owner of his namesake motion picture studio, he convinced Dressler to star in his 1914 film Tillie's Punctured Romance opposite Sennett’s newly discovered actor, Charlie Chaplin. Dressler appeared in two more "Tillie" sequels plus other comedies until 1918 when she returned to work in vaudeville. // First flight by the Wright brothers, December 17, 1903. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Mack Sennett (1880 - 1960) Mack Sennett (January 17, 1880 – November 5, 1960) was an innovator of slapstick comedy in film. ... Edison Records was the first record label, pioneering recorded sound and an important player in the early record industry. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Title card for the beginning of the film Cast Description of Charlie Chaplins character Description of Marie Dresslers character The moving picture Chaplin and his girlfriend see, labeled a farce comedy but shown as a morality play. ... Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Vaudeville is a style of multi-act theatre which flourished in North America from the 1880s through the 1920s. ...


In 1919, during the Actors' Equity strike in New York city, the Chorus Equity Association was formed and voted Dressler its first president. 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Actors Equity Association, commonly referred to as Actors Equity, is an American labor union formed in New York City in 1913 by 112 actors working in the professional theatre. ... Nickname: Big Apple; City that never Sleeps; Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Manhattan Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Marie Dressler, Ethel Barrymore & others during the 1919 strike The Chorus Equity Association was created on August 12, 1919 in New York City, New York during the strike by the Actors Equity Association. ...


In 1927, she had been secretly blacklisted by the theater production companies due to her strong stance in a labor dispute. It would turn out to be another Canadian who gave her the opportunity to return to motion pictures, MGM studio boss Louis B. Mayer who called her "the most adored person ever to set foot in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio." 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


A robust, full-bodied woman of very plain features, Marie Dressler’s comedy films were very popular with the movie-going public and an equally lucrative investment for MGM. Although past sixty years of age, she quickly became Hollywood’s number one box office attraction and stayed on top for two straight years. In addition to her comedic genius and her natural elegance, she also demonstrated her considerable talents by taking on serious roles. For her starring portrayal in Min and Bill, co-starring Wallace Beery, she won the 1931 Academy Award for Best Actress. Dressler was nominated again for Best Actress for her 1932 role as Emma. With that film, Dressler demonstrated her profound generosity to other performers: Dressler personally insisted that her studio bosses cast a friend of hers, a then largely unknown young actor, Richard Cromwell, in the lead opposite her. It was a break that helped launch his career. Min and Bill is a 1931 film which tells the story of a dockside bar owner who tries to keep the girl she has raised from infancy, while loving and fighting with the boozy captain of a fishing boat. ... Wallace Beery (April 1, 1885 – April 15, 1949) was an American actor, best known for his many cinema appearances. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Richard Cromwell (January 8, 1910 - October 11, 1960) was an American actor, born LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh. ...


Dressler followed these successes with more hits in 1933 (like the comedy Dinner at Eight, in which she played an aging and poor former stage actress) and made the cover of the August 7, 1933 issue of Time magazine. However, her career came to an abrupt end when she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. MGM head Louis B. Mayer learned of Dressler's illness from her doctor and asked that she not be told. To keep her home, he ordered her not to travel on her vacation because he wanted to put her in a new film. Dressler was furious but complied. 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Dinner at Eight is a 1932 Broadway play written George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these cells to invade other tissues, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In all, Marie Dressler appeared in more than 40 films but only achieved superstardom near the end of her life. Always seeing herself as physically unattractive, she wrote an autobiography, The Life Story of an Ugly Duckling.


Marie Dressler died in Santa Barbara, California and is interred in a crypt in the Great Mausoleum in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California. Santa Barbara is a city in California, United States. ... Gates of Forest Lawn Forest Lawn Memorial Park is a cemetery in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California. ... Nickname The Jewel City Location Location of Glendale within Los Angeles County and the State of California. ...


She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1731 Vine Street. Each year the Marie Dressler Film Festival is held in her home town of Cobourg, Ontario. A band plays on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


In the late 1990s, two biographies of Dressler were published. One was entitled: Marie Dressler: The Unlikeliest Star by Ontario resident and writer Betty Lee. The other was by Matthew Kennedy, and is the more comprehensive source except that only Lee had access to the diary of an intimate friend of Dressler's.


Partial filmography

Preceded by
Norma Shearer
for The Divorcee
Academy Award for Best Actress
1931
for Min and Bill
Succeeded by
Helen Hayes
for The Sin of Madelon Claudet

Going Hollywood tells the story about Sylvia (Marion Davis), a French teacher at an all-girl school, who wants to find love. ... Dinner at Eight is a 1933 Hollywood romantic comedy and dramatic motion picture production by MGM Studios. ... Tugboat Annie is a 1933 movie starring Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery as a comically quarrelsome middle-aged couple who operate a tugboat. ... According to “Building Black Wealth In America” prosperity is that point where all reasonable wealth accumulation goals are exceeded for successive generations, it is the epitome of financial stability, reliability, and security. ... Marie Dressler starred in this film about a mature woman who selflessly and lovingly raises a widowers chiildren, giving them constant care and attention as they grow into heedless and spoilt young adults. ... Redox reactions include all chemical processes in which atoms have their oxidation number (oxidation state) changed. ... Min and Bill is a 1931 film which tells the story of a dockside bar owner who tries to keep the girl she has raised from infancy, while loving and fighting with the boozy captain of a fishing boat. ... The March of Time was a newsreel that was shown in movie theaters from 1935 - 1951. ... Anna Christie is a play by Eugene ONeill. ... Derelict may refer to: Negligence (dereliction) Neglect of legal or moral duty. ... One Romantic Night is the title given to the first sound film version of Ferenc Molnars play The Swan. ... The Hollywood Revue of 1929: One of the earliest ventures into the new talkie format of motion pictures, this film, directed by Charles Riesner for MGM, brought together some top acts in a two-hour vaudeville show hosted by Jack Benny. ... The Divine Lady is a 1929 film which tells the story of the love affair between Horatio Nelson and Emma Hamilton. ... Bringing Up Father was a comic strip created by George McManus that ran from January 12, 1913 to May 28, 2000. ... Title card for the beginning of the film Cast Description of Charlie Chaplins character Description of Marie Dresslers character The moving picture Chaplin and his girlfriend see, labeled a farce comedy but shown as a morality play. ... Edith Norma Shearer (August 10, 1902 (some sources indicate 1900) - June 12, 1983) was an Academy Award-winning Canadian-born Hollywood actress. ... The Divorcee is a 1930 film that was written by Nick Grindé, John Meehan and Zelda Sears, from the novel Ex-Wife by Ursula Parrott. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Min and Bill is a 1931 film which tells the story of a dockside bar owner who tries to keep the girl she has raised from infancy, while loving and fighting with the boozy captain of a fishing boat. ... Helen Hayes (October 10, 1900 – March 17, 1993) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress whose successful and award-winning career spanned almost 70 years. ... The Sin of Madelon Claudet is a 1931 film which tells the story of a wrongly-imprisoned woman who turns to theft and prostitution in order to support her son. ...

See also

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External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Marie Dressler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (685 words)
Marie Dressler (born November 9, 1869; died July 28, 1934) was an Academy Award-winning Canadian actress.
Dressler followed these successes with more hits in 1933 (like the wonderful comedy Dinner at Eight, in which she played an aging and poor former stage actress) and made the cover of the August 7, 1933 issue of Time magazine.
Marie Dressler died in Santa Barbara, California and is interred in a crypt in the Great Mausoleum in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.
Encyclopedia4U - Marie Dressler - Encyclopedia Article (518 words)
In 1927, after she had been secretly fllisted by the theater production companies due to her strong stance in a labor dispute, a friend at MGM studios worked to get her a job and it would turn out to be another Canadian who gave her the opportunity to return to motion pictures.
Dressler followed these successes with more hits in 1933 but her career came to an abrupt end when she was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Marie Dressler died in Santa Barbara, California and was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.
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