Marie Dressler was born Leila Marie Koerber in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. The exact year of her birth has been disputed, but church records of the family parish in Cobourg indicate that she was born November 9, 1868 and baptized on June 27 the following year. Marie was the…more
Marie has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1735 Vine Street.
Marie won the 1931 Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Min and Bill.
Marie was married to a ticket-seller named George Hoeppert between 1900-1906.
When Marie began performing on stage, she was making six dollars a week. She sent half of that to her mother, and lived on the remaining three dollars.
Marie suffered from stage fright throughout her career.
Marie only had one child, a daughter, who died in infancy.
Marie: (about her father, with whom she clashed) My homeliness was an offense to his fastidious love of the beautiful.
Marie: I'm too homely for a prima donna and too ugly for a soubrette.