By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated September 07, 1998 12:00 AM
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Perennial movie queen Katharine Hepburn and Groucho Marx’s favorite foil, the august Margaret Dumont, share the title of the most represented actress in America’s funniest movies. Each star appears in four of the 100 best comedies ever made, as determined by 1,800 judges on behalf of the American Film Institute. The list was unveiled last night in a TV special hosted by Drew Barrymore. Cary Grant starred in eight of the 100 movies selected, while Woody Allen (with four movies) was the most-represented director. The top two movies were cross-dressing comedies (“Some Like it Hot” and “Tootsie”). The most current comedy to make the list was 1998’s “There’s Something About Mary,” at No. 27. The top 10: