Actress - Born Louise Kerlin on Oct. 5, 1878 in Evansville , IN - Died April 24, 1965 in Motion Picture and Television Country House, CA
Louise Dresser was one of the great stars of vaudeville and silent films.
On the marquees of turn-of-the-century theaters, Dresser's name was alongside those of the theatrical giants of the era—Lillian Russell, the Shuberts, Anna Held, Blanche Ring, Charles Frohman and Weber and Fields.
Once on a tour of the old Keith Circuit, Dresser had as an accompanist a young pianist-composer named George Gershwin.
Her greatest film, according to many critics, was the original "State Fair" in which she played opposite Will Rogers.
— Harry Trimborn in the Los Angeles Times April 25, 1965