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Louise Dresser

Highest Rated:   90% The Scarlet Empress (1934)
Lowest Rated:   90% The Scarlet Empress (1934)
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Louise Dresser ran away from her Indiana home at age 16 to join a travelling stock company. Graduating from stock to vaudeville and from vaudeville to Broadway, the stately, matronly Louise gained her widest audience in motion pictures. Her finest silent-film characterizations include the title character in The Goose Woman (1925) (a character based on the "Pig Woman" who testified at the Hall-Mills murder trial) and Catherine the Great--military uniform and all--in Rudolph Valentino's The Eagle (1925). Her favorite co-star was Will Rogers, with whom she appeared in State Fair (1933), Doctor Bull (1933), David Harum (1934) and The County Chairman (1935). The winner of a citation of merit at the first Academy Awards ceremony, Louise retired from films in 1937, thereafter devoting herself to raising money for the establishment of the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. One of Louise Dresser's two husbands was composer Jack Norworth, of "Shine on Harvest Moon" fame.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Maid of Salem
  • Ellen Clarke
1937
No Score Yet Servants' Entrance
  • Mrs. Hansen
1934
90% The Scarlet Empress
  • Empress Elizabeth Petrovna
1934
No Score Yet The World Moves On
  • Baroness von Gerhardt
1934
No Score Yet Doctor Bull
  • Mrs. Herbert Banning
1933
No Score Yet State Fair
  • Melissa Frake
1933
No Score Yet Mammy
  • Mother Fuller
1930
No Score Yet The Garden of Eden
  • Rosa
1928
No Score Yet A Ship Comes In
  • Actor
1928
No Score Yet Mister Wu
  • Mrs. Gregory
1927
No Score Yet Gigolo
  • Julia Gory
1926
No Score Yet The Eagle
  • The Czarina
1925
No Score Yet The Goose Woman
  • Marie de Nardi:Mary Holmes
1925

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