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Louise Dresser (Lulu Josephine Kerlin)

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Biography

Evansville, Indiana, USA
This knowing, plump-framed, strong-willed actress went on to play the gamut of emotions, from downtrodden, drunken ex-stars to self-controlled dowager empresses, in both silent pictures and early talkies. Grandly supporting the huge stars of her day (including Rudolph Valentino and Will Rogers), she actually started out as a celebrated singer from the vaudeville and Broadway stages; films came much later. While she wasn't as extensively captured on celluloid as, say, a Jane Darwell and is less remembered these days, Louise Dresser nevertheless created a daunting gallery of character matrons in her time and earned the respect of Hollywood. Read more...

Actor

Character: Georgia Morton

Madonna of Avenue A 1929

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Character: Mother Fuller

Mammy 1930

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Character: Mrs. Cissie Ramsey nee Black

Stepping Sisters 1932

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Character: Mrs. Herbert Banning

Doctor Bull 1933

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Character: Empress Elizabeth Petrovna

The Scarlet Empress 1934

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Character: Baroness von Gerhardt

The World Moves On 1934

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Character: Ellen Clarke - Barbara's Aunt

Maid of Salem 1937

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Character: Mrs. Pleznik

A Ship Comes In 1928

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