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Margaret Dumont (Daisy Juliette Baker)

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Biography

Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA
Margaret Dumont would probably consider it a tragedy that she is best-known for her performances as the ultimate straight woman in seven of the Marx Brothers' films (including most of their best). By all accounts she never understood their jokes (offscreen and on), which is of course a major reason why she's so funny. Read more...

Actor

Character: Dowager on Couch

Girl Crazy 1932

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Character: Woman in Audience Yelling 'Get Off the Stage'

Reckless 1935

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Character: Mrs. Upjohn

A Day at the Races 1937

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Character: Mrs. Penner

The Life of the Party 1937

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Character: Mrs. Suzanna Dukesbury

At the Circus 1939

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Character: Martha Phelps

The Big Store 1941

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Character: Mrs. Hemogloben

Never Give a Sucker an Even Break 1941

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Character: Louise Harlan

The Dancing Masters 1943

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Character: Mrs. Allenwood

Bathing Beauty 1944

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Character: Mrs. Croxton-Lynch

Seven Days Ashore 1944

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Character: Mme. Traviata / Miss Rodholder

The Horn Blows at Midnight 1945

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Character: Mrs. Harriet Whitelaw

Stop, You're Killing Me 1952

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Character: Georgianna Fitzdingle

Shake, Rattle & Rock! 1956

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Character: Noblewoman in Play

Auntie Mame 1958

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Character: Mrs. Westcott Trilling

The Donna Reed Show 1958

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Character: Dowager no. 1

The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1956

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Character: Actress 'A Night at the Opera'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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