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Groucho Marx

Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx, circa 1931
Personal information
NameGroucho Marx
Birth nameJulius Henry Marx
Birth dateOctober 2, 1890
Birth placeNew York City, New York, U.S.
Death dateAugust 19, 1977(age 86)
Death placeLos Angeles, California, U.S.
MediumFilm, television, music
Years active1919-72
InfluencedJohnny Carson
Woody Allen
Brendon Small
Milton Berle
Bill Cosby
Conan O'Brien
Ricky Gervais
SpouseRuth Johnson (1920-42) (divorced)
Kay Marvis Gorcey (1945-51) (divorced)
Eden Hartford (1954-69) (divorced)

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Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx (October 2, 1890 - August 19, 1977) was an American comedian and film star famed as a master of wit. His rapid-fire delivery of innuendo-laden patter earned him many admirers. 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, cigars, and a thick greasepaint mustache and eyebrows.

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