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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
(1954)
Shut My Big Mouth
Shut My Big Mouth Himself - Comedian
(1947)
Pigmeat's Laugh Hepcats
Pigmeat's Laugh Hepcats Himself - Comedian
(1947)
Pigmeat Throws the Bull
Pigmeat Throws the Bull Himself - Comedian
(1945)

Filmography

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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 "Blackberries of 1932" on Broadway. Musical [All Black cast]. Music / lyrics by Donald Heywood and Tom Peluso. Book by Lee Posner and Eddie Green. Featuring songs with lyrics by Ben Bernard (also director). Musical Director: Sam Wooding. Choreographed by Sidney Sprague and Lew Crawford. Scenic Design by Myer Kanin ... 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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Trivia:

Performed in blackface makeup (even though he was black, or "Negro" as he preferred to be described) for most of his early career; it was the expected thing at the time. See more »

Nickname:

The Judge See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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