marie dressler mgm - Wrote a foreword to a cook book: Dear Readers, Realizing very young that with my limited supply of good looks and figure I would have to cultivate some gift that would attract the opposite sex, I took up cooking. Believe it or not, it worked.
Oscar Winners for Best Actress - Can You Name Them All?
Marie Dressler 1869-1934. She was a Canadian born American actress who's career started in 1914. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1930-31(eligibility was staggered at that time). "MGM head Louis B. Mayer learned of Dressler's illness from her doctor and asked that she not be told. To keep her home, he ordered her not to travel on her vacation because he wanted to put her in a new film. Dressler was furious but complied." (Wikipedia) How strange to do that to someone. She had ever…