Great Dames Part 1: Margaret Dumont
Funny ladies have a hard time: Take Margaret Dumont. She played the straight man to Groucho Marx for years. Always the rich dowager, always up against some pretty starlet like Kitty Carlisle or Maureen O’ Sullivan, always the butt of the joke. But you know, she carried it well and she looked good and she was funny. I am officially putting her on my great dame list.