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Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham (1904–1981)

Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham was born on April 18, 1904 in Durham, North Carolina, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Burlesque in Harlem (1954), Shut My Big Mouth (1947) and Pigmeat's Laugh Hepcats (1947). He was married to Bernice. He died on December 13, 1981 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Burlesque in Harlem
Burlesque in Harlem Himself - Comedian
Shut My Big Mouth
Shut My Big Mouth Himself - Comedian
Pigmeat's Laugh Hepcats
Pigmeat's Laugh Hepcats Himself - Comedian
Pigmeat Throws the Bull
Pigmeat Throws the Bull Himself - Comedian


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 1968-1969 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Regular Performer
- Episode #2.26 (1969) ... Regular Performer
- Episode #2.24 (1969) ... Regular Performer
- Episode #2.23 (1969) ... Regular Performer
- Episode #2.21 (1969) ... Regular Performer
- Episode #2.20 (1969) ... Regular Performer
 1947 Junction 88
Piggy (as 'Pigmeat' Markham)
 1946 Fight That Ghost
Pigmeat Markham (as Pigmeat 'Alamo' Markham)
 1946 House-Rent Party
Pigmeat (as Pigmeat 'Alamo' Markham)
 1944 That's My Baby!
Pigmeat, the Butler (as Pigmeat Markham)
 1940 One Big Mistake (Short)
 1940 Swanee Showboat (Short)
'Pigmeat' (as Pigmeat)
 1940 Mr. Smith Goes Ghost (Short)
Mr. Smith
 1940 Am I Guilty?
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1939" on Broadway. Musical revue. Book by Lew Leslie (also producer). Lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Choreographed by Rube Bloom. Hudson Theatre: 11 Feb 1939-18 Feb 1939 (9 performances). Cast: Gilbert Adkins (as "Baritones and Basses, J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir"), Leona Avery (as "Alto, J. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

'Pigmeat' Markham | David 'Pigmeat' Markham | Dewey Markham | Judge Pigmeat Markham | Pigmeat 'Alamo' Markham | Pigmeat Markham | Pigmeat | Judge Pigmeat Markham and Shorty

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The street in Durham, North Carolina where his family lived became known as Markham Street, and was later given the name officially - a point of pride for the family. See more »


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