Cobourg in Northumberland County, Ontario — Central Canada
Leila Maria Koerber, a talented actress and singer known internationally as Marie Dressler, was born in Cobourg. About 1883 she joined a touring stock company, later gaining recognition on Broadway in a series of successful comedy productions, including "Tillie's Nightmare". Although she made her first film in 1914, entitled "Tillie's Punctured Romance", with Charlie Chaplin, her real success in motion pictures began in 1930 when she played in "Anna Christie" with Greta Garbo. During the following years she made over twenty films and created her best known character roles as "Min" and "Tugboat Annie". In 1931 she received the best actress award given annually by the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences. Marie Dressler died three years later at Santa Barbara, California.
Erected 1979 by Ontario Heritage Foundation.
Location. 43° 57.558′ N, 78° 10.471′ W. Marker is in Cobourg, Ontario, in Northumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of King Street west (Ontario Route 2) and Matthew Street, on the right when traveling west on King Street west. Click for map. Marker is located in front of Marie Dressler House, a visitor information centre. Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 King Street West, Cobourg, Ontario K9A 2N1, Canada.
Other nearby markers. Victoria Hall (approx. half a kilometer away); a different marker also named Victoria Hall (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Cobourg and Peterborough Railway (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Founding of Cobourg (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); William Weller (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Ryerson Walk (approx. one kilometer away); Victoria College (approx. one kilometer away); Church of St. Peter (approx. 1.1 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Cobourg.
Also see . . .
1. Cobourg History - Marie Dressler. (Submitted on October 30, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
2. Wikipedia - Marie Dressler. (Submitted on October 30, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Persons •
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