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Margaret Dumont
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    (October 20, 1889-March 6, 1965)
    Best known for her repeated roles in movies featuring the Marx Brothers, including 'The Cocoanuts (1929),' 'Animal Crackers (1930),' 'Duck Soup (1933),' 'A Night at the Opera (1935),' 'A Day at the Races (1937)' and 'At the Circus (1939)'
    Appeared in scores of other films, including 'Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941),' 'Up in Arms (1944)' and 'The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945)'
    Co-starred as Mrs. Rhinelander in the TV series 'My Friend Irma (1952-53)'
    She made a living playing rich, snooty dowagers.
    She routinely played the straight-woman to Groucho Marx's wisecracks.
    Her acting was not really a stretch, she was wealthy owning mansions in Palm Springs and Paris.
    She was a good sport about being the brunt of the Marx Brothers' jokes, both on screen and off.
    Movie critics consider her one of cinema's greatest comedic foils.
    She suffered from a form of baldness (alopecia universalis) and sometimes had to wear a wig.
    She never understood the Marx Brothers' gags, but played along anyway.
    Fans call her 'The Fifth Marx Brother.'
    She won a Screen Actors' Guild Award for her role as a hypochondriac in 'A Day at the Races (1937).'
    She died of a heart attack days after reuniting with Groucho to do their comedy bit on the 'Hollywood Palace (1965).'
    Credit: JinnFiend
    See Related: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Gummo Marx and Zeppo Marx
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