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Marilyn Maxwell  False.  Marilyn Maxwell appeared on the Abbott and Costello show sponsored by Camel Cigarettes.  The show started with the anagram C is for Comedy, A is for Bud Abbot, M is for Marilyn Maxwell, E is for Skinny Ennis, and L is for Lou Costello.  (Skinny Ennis was the bandleader.)  C stood for comedy instead of Lou Costello, which would have been more logical since the last names of the other performers were used, because Bud Abbot was the straightman of the team.  In vaudeville and burlesque the straightman was considered more important than the comedian to the success of the act so their name was always listed first.  The straightman also received sixty percent of the teamís income.  That practice continued in radio and early movies.



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