Marie Dressler 1869-1934. She was a Canadian born American actress who's career started in 1914. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1930-31(eligibility was staggered at that time). "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." (Wikipedia) How strange to do that to someone. She had ever…

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Marie Dressler (November 9, 1868 – July 28, 1934) was a Canadian-American actress and Depression-era film star. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1930-31 in Min and Bill.

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L for legends: Norma Shearer, Marie Dressler & Lionel Barrymore

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She may have only had a supporting role in what seemed like rotary of '30's faces, but, Marjorie Rambeau walked away with the film secured between her décolletage. She was not to be the first (nor last) to have her turn playing the weary, streetwise slattern. In this case she played one past-her-prime, but, if ever Oscar winner Marie Dressler had an equal worthy of usurping, it was this divine portrait of declining humanity.

Marie Dressler John Barrymore Jean Harlow Canvas Art - (24 x 36)

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