Canada's History - - CURRENTS -

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.

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