Barry Humphries is an Australian dadaist artist who is best-known for his character Dame Edna Everage. Recognizable for her lilac-colored hair and ornate cat eye glasses, Dame Edna made her first appearance in 1956, debuting as a Melbourne-based housewife who satirized suburban life. As Humphries developed the character with more outlandish appearances and behavior, she began developing a cult-like following, particularly around London, before making her way to television. Now a vessel for criticizing celebrity obsession and classism, Dame Edna has earned an international following with her sharp and witty brand of humor.
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