The present Doodle praises the 152nd birthday of Oscar-winning Canadian-American stage and screen actress, comedian, and singer Marie Dressler, who is generally viewed as one of the main entertainers of mid 1930s film.
With her particular style of rambunctious droll humor, Dressler moved generalizations to get one of Hollywood’s most eccentric stars.
Marie Dressler was born Leila Marie Koerber on this day in 1868 in Cobourg, a Canadian town on the shore of Lake Ontario.
She started acting with stock organizations by the age of 14. Throughout the next years, Dressler exhibited her comedic cleaves in vaudeville, vaudeville, and revue exhibitions and climbed from neighborhood theater right to Broadway musicals.
By 1896, Dressler was a confirmed theater marvel. She arrived at the peak of her stage profession in the 1910 Broadway hit “Tillie’s Nightmare,” which was adjusted for the big screen four years after the fact.
The outcome was the first-historically speaking full length parody film “Tillie’s Punctured Romance”— a monstrous film industry hit in which Dressler co-featured close by a youthful Charlie Chaplin.
Dressler’s rich stage voice demonstrated an ideal fit for the “talkie” films that tagged along in the last part of the ’20s. She conveyed a show-taking execution in the 1930 dramatization “Anna Christie,” and the next year, her ability was perceived at the most significant level when she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her function in the 1930 film “Min and Bill.”
Happy birthday to an amazing star whose ability and humor knew no limits.