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Groucho Marx
Original name: Julius Marx
Birth: Oct. 2, 1890
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 19, 1977
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Legendary Actor, Comedian. Groucho was probably the best known of the Marx Brothers comedy team. He achieved fame in film with his brothers Harpo and Chico and sometimes Zeppo, and went on to radio and TV success with the "You Bet Your Life" program. Groucho was born Julius Henry Marx in New York City, the fourth son of Sam and Minnie Marx. He started out as a boy singer before teaming up with his brother Harpo and Gummo. Brother Chico joined later, and the boys switched from a musical team to a comedy team. Groucho was always the leader, with his greasepaint mustache, big cigar, swallow tail coat, and most of all, sarcastic, caustic wit. The brothers became a smash hit on Broadway in 1924 with "I'll Say She Is." The brothers --- by this time, with Zeppo replacing Gummo --- became movie stars in 1929 with the film version of "The Cocoanuts." The Marxes made 13 films together, finally retiring with "Love Happy" in 1949. After their film work, Groucho tried several radio programs and solo films with little success. In 1947, he went on radio as the quizmaster of "You Bet Your Life," a show more famous for its repartee between Groucho and his contestants than for the game itself. The program went on TV in 1950 and ended in 1961. After the deaths of Harpo and Chico, Groucho faded into semi-oblivion, having ended his third marraige in 1969. Erin Fleming became his companion/secretary and helped revive his visibility, which included campus tours and a Carnegie Hall appearance. Groucho also wrote eight books. His last year was spent with his son Arthur battling Fleming over Groucho's care. (bio by: LincolnFan) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Samuel Marx (1861 - 1933)
  Minnie Schoenberg Marx (1865 - 1929)
 
 Spouse:
  Eden Hartford Marx (1930 - 1983)*
 
 Children:
  Arthur Marx (1921 - 2011)*
 
 Siblings:
  Manfred Marx (1886 - 1886)*
  Chico Marx (1887 - 1961)*
  Harpo Marx (1888 - 1964)*
  Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)
  Gummo Marx (1893 - 1977)*
  Zeppo Marx (1901 - 1979)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: pneumonia
 
Burial:
Eden Memorial Park
Mission Hills
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: In a small room in the large outdoor mausoleum in the middle of the cemetery. His marker is in the middle of the larger indoor wall
GPS (lat/lon): 34.28103, -118.46719
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Groucho Marx
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- Bonnie Riddle
 Added: Aug. 21, 2014
A true American icon of comedy. Rest in peace sir.
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