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On this day: March 6

POSTED: 09:57 AM PST Mar 04, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Mar 05, 2014 

The Alamo falls, the Supreme Court rules in the Dred Scott case, the Oreo cookie and Silly Putty are introduced, Mike Tyson wins in his pro debut, and Eric Clapton enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a third time, all on this day.

OTD March 6 - Margaret Dumont
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MGM

1965: American actress Margaret Dumont, best known for being the comic foil to Groucho Marx in seven of the Marx Brothers' films, dies of a heart attack at the age of 82 in Hollywood, Calif. In the movies "The Cocoanuts," "Animal Crackers," "Duck Soup," "A Night at the Opera," "A Day at the Races," "At the Circus" and "The Big Store," Dumont played wealthy high-society, posh-voiced widows whom Groucho's character alternately insulted and romanced for his money.

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