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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 Throws the Bull
Pigmeat Throws the Bull Himself - Comedian
(1945)
Mr. Smith Goes Ghost
(1940)

Filmography

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 1968-1969 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)
 1947 Pigmeat's Laugh Hepcats (Short)
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 Mr. Smith Goes Ghost (Short)
Mr. Smith
 1940 Am I Guilty?
Proprietor
 1940 Swanee Showboat (Short)
'Pigmeat' (as Pigmeat)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (Broadway debutl) in "Hot Rhythm" on Broadway. Musical revue. Book by Ballard MacDonald, Edward Hurley, Will Morrissey. Lyrics by Porter Grainger, Donald Heywood; Music by Porter Grainger, Donald Heywood. Directed by William Morrissey and Nat Cash. Times Square Theatre: 21 Aug 1930-Oct 1930 (closing date unknown/68 ... See more »

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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:

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 545-547. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998. See more »

Nickname:

Pigmeat See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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