Esther Muir

Esther Muir

Ex-daughter-in-law of Gertrude Berkeley.

Her birthdate is cited variously as 1895, 1903 and 1907.

Most memorable for her appearance with the Marx Brothers in A Day at the Races (1937), in a stage production of which she had toured with Groucho Marx, Chico Marx and Harpo Marx during 1936.

Mother-in-law of Ted Sorel.

Once claimed that her proudest moment came in the early 1980s, when her grandson saw her picture in a book on film history in his elementary school library. The picture was of the famous wallpapering scene in A Day at the Races (1937) He pointed it out to his friends, proudly proclaiming, "That's MY grandmother!".

She filed for divorce from Busby Berkeley after he tore her dress off at a dance.

She had 1 daughter with Sam Coslow: actress Jacqueline Coslow.