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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, known for Junction 88 (1947), Mr. Smith Goes Ghost (1940) and House-Rent Party (1946). He was married to Bernice Penn, Marita L. Greene and Cecilia. He died on December 13, 1981 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Junction 88 Piggy
Am I Guilty? Proprietor


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 1968-1969 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Regular Performer
- Episode #2.26 (1969) ... Regular Performer (uncredited)
- Episode #2.24 (1969) ... Regular Performer (uncredited)
- Episode #2.23 (1969) ... Regular Performer (uncredited)
- Episode #2.21 (1969) ... Regular Performer (uncredited)
- Episode #2.20 (1969) ... Regular Performer (uncredited)
 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 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 »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Articles | 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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Left home to join a carnival that passed through town in his teens, and "graduated" from there to vaudeville. His nickname Pigmeat came from a comedy sketch where he declared himself "Sweet Poppa Pigmeat" onstage; the name stuck. See more »


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