Groucho Marx Biography

Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx was an American comedian and film and television star. He was known as a master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era. His rapid-fire, often impromptu delivery of innuendo-laden patter earned him many admirers and imitators.

He made 13 feature films with his siblings the Marx Brothers, of whom he was the third-born. He also had a successful solo career, most notably as the host of the radio and television game show You Bet Your Life.

His distinctive appearance, carried over from his days in vaudeville, included quirks such as an exaggerated stooped posture, glasses, cigar, and a thick greasepaint mustache and eyebrows. These exaggerated features resulted in the creation of one of the world's most ubiquitous and recognizable novelty disguises, known as "Groucho glasses": a one-piece mask consisting of horn-rimmed glasses, large plastic nose, bushy eyebrows and mustache. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Groucho Marx
Full Name:
Julius Henry Marx
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Screenwriter
Ethnicity:
Jewish people
Religion:
Judaism
Date of Birth:
October 2, 1890
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Date of Death:
August 19, 1977
Age at Death:
86
Cause of Death:
Pneumonia
Marriages
  • 1945-07-21
    Master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era Groucho Marx (54) weds Kay Marvis
  • 1954-07-17
    Master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era Groucho Marx (63) weds actress Eden Hartford (24)
Groucho Marx Timeline
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