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 - With Death in Cottage by Sea Beloved Film Star...
With Death in Cottage by Sea Beloved Film Star Sinking Rapidly Friday Into Her Last Sleep SANTA BARBARA, Cal. (U.E) — Marie Dressier rallied early Friday Friday and physicians pronounced her condition "the best in three days." "Her condition is much improved," Dr. Franklin R. Nuzum said. I dp not expect another crisis until about noon." All nigtt physicians had waited at her bedside for death, but the stout old heart of the veteran trouper trouper refused to stop. The doctors" could do nothing but express astonishment astonishment at her endurance and admire admire her fortitude. An hour after Dr. Franklin R. Nuzum 'announced she could not live out the night, .he issued this bulletin: "The condition of Marie Dressier is critical. She has had a bad day. Her fighting spirit is remarkable." Two years ago the screen's "rugged "rugged woman with the kindly heart" was informed by California physicians physicians she' was suffering f t om a malignant and incurable ailment. She refused to believe and consulted consulted a New York specialist, -who prescribed a new diet that gave her courage to continue her film work. Bnt friends saw the lines biting deeper into her face, and if her studio knew "Dinner at Eight" was to be her last picture, it was con-, cealed from even her closest friends. During the filming of "Tugboat Annie" and "Dinner at Eight," Miss Dressier was on the sound stage fjr only a few hours each day. . She retired six months ago and went to a cottage on the estate of (Continued on Page Eight)

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  1. Ames Daily Tribune,
  2. 29 Jun 1934, Fri,
  3. Page 6

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