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Marie Dressler (November 9, 1868 – July 28, 1934) was a Canadian American stage and screen actress and early silent film and Depression-era film star. Successful on stage in vaudeville and comic operas, she was also successful in film. In 1914, she was in the first full-length film comedy and later won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1931.