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Maureen Potter (1925–2004)

Irish actress and comedienne. She was born in Fairview, on the north side of Dublin, the daughter of a commercial traveller, and educated at St. Mary's School. At the age of 7 she became All Ireland Junior Dancing Champion. Two years later she was spotted by the Dublin comedian Jimmy O'Dea at an amateur concert party; she began appearing in ... See full bio »


(age 79) in Dublin, Ireland

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 1997 Upwardly Mobile (TV Series)
Mrs. McNamara
- Episode #3.3 (1997) ... Mrs. McNamara
 1964 The Life and Times of Jimmy O'Dea (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 1958 Gideon of Scotland Yard
Mrs. Sparrow
 1957 The Rising of the Moon
Pegeen Mallory - barmaid (2nd Episode)
 1948 Mrs Mulligan's Private Hotel (TV Movie)
Maureen Mulligan
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 1985 Remembering Jimmy O'Dea (TV Movie documentary)
 1966 The Eamonn Andrews Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.29 (1966) ... Herself
 1959 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #12.26 (1959) ... Herself

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4' 11" (1.5 m)

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She apparently regretted performing for Adolph Hitler during a tour of Germany in the 1930s. See more »

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