Born in Cobourg, Canada - one of Hollywood's greatest stars
The Dressler Story: to Dream, to Dare, to Persist, to Win
Cobourg is the birthplace of Marie Dressler - one of the greatest comediennes of her generation and one of Hollywood's best loved stars.
We have gathered as much information as we can on her and made it available. Included is a complete biography.
The house where she was born is still standing in Cobourg and now houses a small museum dedicated to her. At right is a photo of Dressler House Museum at 212 King Street West.
Although some of her movies have been lost, as far as we know, our list of her films is the best available.
Although there is a lot of information on this site, we would like to gather more and make it available to the public - click here if you can help or would like to comment.
Additional history of Cobourg can be found at the Cobourg History site.