Margaret Dumont is an American film and theater actress. She is best remembered as the Marx Brothers comic book character from their seven films. Groucho Marx called him "the fifth brother, Marx".
|Born||Daisy Juliette Baker, October 20, 1882, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.|
|Died||March 06, 1965, Hollywood, California, U.S.|
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Best known for her roles in the Marx Brothers films, she is best known for her comedic interactions with Groucho Marx in Duck Soup (1933) and The Big Store (1941). Also a stage actress, she appeared on Broadway in Marx Brothers' first two works: The Cocoanuts (1925) and Animal Crackers (1928).
She made her theatrical debut in the 1902 play Beauty and the Beast at the Chestnut Theater (Philadelphia, PA) and appeared in her first silent film, A Tale of Two Cities, in 1917.
In her latest movie, What a Way to Go !, she played the role of mother of the character Shirley MacLaine.
New York-born daughter of Harriet and William Baker, Daisy Juliette Baker (later Margaret Dumont) spent most of her childhood in the Southern United States, in the care of her godfather, journalist and famous folk writer Joel Chandler Harris. Her marriage to millionaire John Moller, Jr lasted from 1910 until Moller's death in 1918.
She appeared with Red Skelton in the Bathing Beauty musical in 1944
- The Marx Brothers
- Buried in the chapel of the crematorium
- American actress
Latest information about Margaret Dumont updated on May 10 2021.