This Cobourg, Ontario, native got her start on Broadway in 1892 and quickly became a vaudeville star. In 1914 she received top billing over Charlie Chaplin in the film Tillie’s Punctured Romance. Her career waned in the early 1920s until the advent of sound in film. She won an Academy Award for Min and Bill (1930) and received another Oscar nomination the next year for Emma. One of Hollywood’s top box office draws, Dressler died in 1934.