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Chico Marx

Chico Marx
Chico Marx in 1931
Personal information
Birth nameLeonard Marx
Birth dateMarch 22, 1887
Place of birthNew York City, New York, U.S.
Date of deathOctober 11, 1961(age 74)
Death placeHollywood, California, U.S.
Cause of deathArteriosclerosis
OccupationActor, bandleader, comedian
Years active1926 1959
Spouse-Betty Karp-1917-1940
-Mary De Vithas-1958-1961

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Leonard "Chico" Marx (March 22, 1887 October 11, 1961) was an American comedian and film star as part of the Marx Brothers. His persona in the act was that of a dim-witted albeit crafty con artist, seemingly of rural Italian origin, who wore shabby clothes, and sported a curly-haired wig and Tyrolean hat.

As the first-born of the five Marx Brothers, he also played an important role in the management and development of the act, at least in its early years.

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