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Marie Dressler
(1869-1934) born on
Nov 09
Canadian-US actress. Her heartwarming portrayals of strongly self-sufficient, humorous old women made her one of Hollywood's most popular screen stars during the 1930s.
         
   
F
In order to represent life on the stage, we must rub elbows with life, live ourselves.

R
I have no patience with women who measure and weigh their love like a country doctor dispensing capsules. If a man is worth loving at all, he is worth loving generously, even recklessly.
A
By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.
N
Fate cast me to play the role of an ugly duckling with no promise of swanning. . . . I have played my life as a comedy rather than the tragedy many would have made of it.
K
There is a vast difference between success at twenty-five and success at sixty. At sixty, nobody envies you. Instead, everybody rejoices generously, sincerely, in your good fortune.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Ch. 3, "The Life Story of an Ugly Duckling," 1924.
R: Ch. 7, "The Life Story of an Ugly Duckling," 1924.
A: "My Own Story," ch. 17, 1934.
N: Ch. 1, "The Life Story of an Ugly Duckling," 1924.
K: "My Own Story," ch. 17, 1934.
   


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