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Marie Dressler (1868–1934)


Once you saw her, you would not forget her. Despite her age and weight, she became one of the top box office draws of the sound era. She was 14 when she joined a theater group and she went on to work on stage and in light opera. By 1892, she was on Broadway and she later became a star comedienne on the vaudeville circuit. In 1910, she had a hit ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 1933 Christopher Bean
Abby
 1932 Emma
Emma
 1931 Reducing
Marie Truffle
 1930 Min and Bill
Min
 1930 Let Us Be Gay
Mrs. Bouccicault
 1930 Caught Short
Marie Jones
 1930 The Girl Said No
Hettie Brown
 1930 Chasing Rainbows
Bonnie
 1929 The Vagabond Lover
Ethel Bertha Whitehall
 1929 Dangerous Females (Short)
Sarah Bascom
 1929 The Divine Lady
Mrs. Hart
 1928 The Patsy
Ma Harrington
 1927 Breakfast at Sunrise
Queen
 1927 The Joy Girl
Mrs. Heath
 1927 The Callahans and the Murphys
Mrs. Callahan
 1918 The Red Cross Nurse (Short)
 1918 The Agonies of Agnes (Short)
Agnes
 1917 Fired (Short)
 1917 The Scrub Lady (Short)
 1915 Tillie's Tomato Surprise
Tillie Todd
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Miss Prinnt. Musical comedy. Additional music by Jean C. Havez and James B. Mullen. Victoria Theatre: 25 Dec 1900- 19 Jan 1901 (28 performances). Produced by Joseph Immerman. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 12 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm too homely for a prima donna and too ugly for a soubrette. See more »

Trivia:

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. See more »

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Scorpio

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