Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx was an American comedian, actor, writer, stage, film, radio, and television star. A master of quick wit, he is generally considered to be one of America's greatest comedians. He made 13 feature films as a team with his siblings the Marx Brothers, of whom he was the third-born. He also had a successful solo career, primarily on radio and television, most notably as the host of the game show You Bet Your Life. His distinctive appearance, carried over from his days in vaudeville, included quirks such as an exaggerated stooped posture, spectacles, cigar, a thick greasepaint mustache, and eyebrows. These exaggerated features resulted in the creation of one of the most recognizable and ubiquitous novelty disguises, known as Groucho glasses: a one-piece mask consisting of horn-rimmed glasses, a large plastic nose, bushy eyebrows and mustache.
|Birth name:||Julius Henry Marx|
|Born:||October 02, 1890, New York City, U.S.|
|Died:||August 19, 1977, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Medium:||Film, television, stage, radio, music|
|Genres:||wit, wordplay, slapstick|
|Children:||Arthur Marx, Miriam Marx, Melinda Marx|
|Parent(s):||Sam "Frenchie" Marx, Minnie Schönberg|
|Relative(s):||Chico Marx (brother), Harpo Marx (brother), Gummo Marx (brother), Zeppo Marx (brother), Al Shean (maternal uncle)|
|IMDb:||Groucho Marx's IMDb|
About Groucho Marx
Comic actor best known for his roles in the Marx Brothers films, which he made alongside his real-life brothers Harpo, Chico, Zeppo, and Gummo. Considered one of the most famous comedians of his era, he had a successful solo career as the host of the radio show You Bet Your Life.
His original career goal was to become a doctor.
He starred in Duck Soup with his brothers.
He was born Julius Henry Marx. He was married to Ruth Johnson from 1920 to 1942 and Eden Hartford from 1954 to 1969. He had three children.
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- Marx Brothers
- Academy Honorary Award recipients
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- American game show hosts