Louise Dresser

1878 - 1965

The actress Louise Dresser was born as Louise Josephine Kerlin in Evansville. She left her parents' home when she was sixteen joining a theater group. Via the vaudeville theater she came to the Broadway where she managed her breakthrough.

But her greatest fame she achieved with her appearances in movies. She made her film debut in 1922 with "The Glory of Clementina" (22) and it followed other well-known silent movies like "The Fog" (23), "Salomy Jane" (23), "The Next Corner" (24), "The City That Never Sleeps" (24), "The Eagle" (25), "The Goose Woman" (25), "Fifth Avenue" (26), "The Blind Goddess" (26), "Mr. Wu" (27), "The Garden of Eden" (28) and "Not Quite Decent" (29).

She continued her impressive career in the 30's and aroused enthusiasm by her roles in "The Three Sisters" (30), "Caught" (31), "State Fair" (33), "Doctor Bull" (33), "David Harum" (34), "The Scarlet Empress" (34), "The County Chairman" (35) and "Maid of Salem" (37), her last movie.

To her greatest success belongs an Oscar nomination in 1929 for "A Ship Comes In" (28) - it was the first Academy Award in film history.

Louise Dresser was married in second marriage with the composer Jack Norworth.

Other movies with Louise Dresser:
Burning Sands (22) Enter Madame (22) Prodigal Daughters (23) Ruggles of Red Gap (23) Woman-Proof (23) To the Ladies (23) What Shall I Do? (24) Cheap Kisses (24) Percy (25) Enticement (25) Gigolo (26) Padlocked (26) Broken Hearts of Hollywood (26) Everybody's Acting (26) The Third Degree (26) White Flannels (27) A Ship Comes In (28) Mother Knows Best (28) The Air Circus (28) Madonna of Avenue A (29) Mammy (30) This Mad World (30) Lightnin' (30) Stepping Sisters (32) Song of the Eagle (33) Cradle Song (33) The World Moves On (34) Servants' Entrance (34) 
A Girl of the Limberlost (34)