Louise Dresser biography Louise Dresser (born Louise Josephine Kerlin; October 5, 1878 – April 24, 1965) was an American actress of stage and screen. She had a successful career spanning both silent and sound eras in the entertainment industry. Dresser is particularly known for her versatile acting skills and her ability to portray a wide range of characters. She began her career in the theater and gained recognition for her performances on Broadway before transitioning to film. Dresser appeared in numerous silent films and early talkies. One of her most notable roles was as Marthy Owen in the film “Anna Christie” (1930), for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Her performance as Marthy Owen, opposite Greta Garbo and Marie Dressler, showcased her talent and versatility. Louise Dresser was known for her ability to portray both dramatic and comedic roles with finesse. She…