STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 16,811 this week

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 »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 people
created 08 Jan 2012
 
a list of 34 images
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 45 people
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 30 people
created 4 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Marie Dressler's work have you seen?

User Polls

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

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (29 credits)
 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
 1928 Bringing Up Father
Annie Moore
 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)
 1917 Tillie Wakes Up
Tillie Tinkelpaw
 1915 Tillie's Tomato Surprise
Tillie Todd
Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (9 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (36 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Marie Dressler's "All Star Gambol." Musical comedy/revue [special production]. Book by Marie Dressler. Music by A. Baldwin Sloane. Musical Director: Frederick Schwartz. Featuring songs with lyrics by Edgar Smith. Featuring songs by Chaminade, Claribel and Goring-Thomas. Scenic Design by Marie Dressler. Costume Design by Marie ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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. See more »

Trivia:

Profiled in book "Funny Ladies" by Stephen Silverman. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Authentic tdickson
where are her films? olblueeyes40
Marie In Silent Films... Afternothing99
Ducky! kgraver
Emma heberald26
Books anybody? OldHollywood_Glamour
Discuss Marie Dressler on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page