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Maureen Potter Comedian 1956 - 29:06 ...Maureen Potter, out and about, Dublin, Ireland. .Maureen Potter on the phone, Dublin, Ireland. Maureen Potter head and shoulder, Maureen Potter portrait.
Maureen Potter Irish singer, actor, comedian and performer.
Maureen "Mo" Potter, who has died aged 79, enjoyed a 70-year career that embraced variety, pantomime, television, cinema and straight theatre. she was christened Maria Philomena, but was always called by her preferred name, Maureen.
She was in the spotlight from the time she became the junior Irish dancing champion at the age of seven,
Born in the Dublin suburb of Fairview, she was discovered performing in local clubs by Ireland's most popular comedian, Jimmy O'Dea, who put her in one of his pantomimes when she was 10. Two years later, she joined Hylton's troupe. She was in the spotlight from the time she became the junior Irish dancing champion at the age of seven until ill-health forced her into retirement at the age of 77.
As a child impressionist and dancer before the Second World War, she toured overseas with the Jack Hilton orchestra and would later recall with distaste performing before Hitler and the other Nazi leaders on a trip to Germany. Enchanted by her performance, Hitler sent her a handwritten note, which she proudly showed to her mother, who promptly threw it in the waste bin.
Maureen Potter, became the queen of pantomime at Dublin's Gaiety theatre,
Maureen was given the freedom of Dublin in 1984 and an honorary degree by Trinity College in 1988. In 1999, her life was celebrated at the Gaiety theatre,
. Maureen Potter died peacefully at her home in Clontarf in Dublin on April 7, 2004, at the age of 79. Maureen was survived by her husband Jack and sons, John and Hugh.
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