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Dressler, Marielocked

(09 November 1871?–28 July 1934)
  • Marianne Fedunkiw Stevens

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Dressler, Marie (09 November 1871?–28 July 1934), stage and screen actress, was born in Leila von Koerber in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Alexander Rudolph von Koerber, a music teacher, and Anne Henderson. Her year of birth has also been reported as 1869 and 1870. Dressler’s mother came from a wealthy family; her father, Dressler’s grandfather, founded a chain of department stores in Ontario and also bred horses. Anne Henderson had to work because her father refused to support her as long as she stayed married to von Koerber, and von Koerber’s temper often prevented him from maintaining pupils....

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