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Marie Dressler 1868-1934

Marie Dressler 1868-1934

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

Marie Dressler 1868-1934

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2010

Marie Dressler 1868-1934

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The County of Northumberland
The Town of Cobourg
On the north side of King Street West (Road 2)
in front of the second building east of Matthew Street

Coordinates: N 43 57.555 W 78 10.471


Plaque Text

Leila Maria Koerber, a talented actress and singer known internationally as Marie Dressler, was born in Cobourg. About 1883 she joined a touring stock company, later gaining recognition on Broadway in a series of successful comedy productions, including "Tillie's Nightmare". Although she made her first film in 1914, entitled "Tillie's Punctured Romance", with Charlie Chaplin, her real success in motion pictures began in 1930 when she played "Anna Christie" with Greta Garbo. During the following years she made over twenty films and created her best-known character roles as "Min" and "Tugboat Annie". In 1931 she received the best actress award given annually by the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences. Marie Dressler died three years later at Santa Barbara, California.



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> Posted November 9, 2011
Marie was one of those people who make history and than is forgotten...but not by all .Her movies especially "POLITICS" is as fresh today as it was in 1931.

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