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Groucho Marx

Comedian Groucho Marx

Full Name: Julius Henry Marx
Profession: Comedian

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Third-born of the Marx brothers, Groucho was a master of quick wit. His rapid-fire, often impromptu delivery of innuendo-laden patter earned him many admirers and imitators.

Born: October 2, 1890
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra

Died: August 19, 1977 (aged 86)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Married Life

  • 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)

Historical Events

  • 1932-11-28 Groucho Marx performs on radio for the first time
  • 1943-03-27 Blue Ribbon Town (with Groucho Marx) 1st heard on CBS Radio
  • 1947-10-27 "You Bet Your Life" with Groucho Marx premieres on ABC radio

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