Groucho Marx (1890–1977)


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The bushy-browed, cigar-smoking wise-cracker with the painted-on moustache and stooped walk was the leader of The Marx Brothers. With one-liners that were often double entendres, Groucho never cursed in any of his performances and said he never wanted to be known as a dirty comic. With a great love of music and singing (The Marx Brothers started ... See full bio »

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Known For

A Night at the Opera Otis B. Driftwood
(1935)
Duck Soup Rufus T. Firefly
(1933)
A Day at the Races Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush
(1937)
Monkey Business Groucho
(1931)

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 2013 Breaking Bad (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Felina (2013) ... (performer: "Lydia The Tattooed Lady" - uncredited)
 2012 Hello I Must Be Going (performer: "Hello I Must Be Going" (a/k/a/ "Hooray For Captain Spaulding"))
 2009 Whatever Works (performer: "Hello I Must Be Going")
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical (Video documentary) (performer: "My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night", "Hooray for Captain Spaulding" - uncredited)
 2003 Mwah! The Best of the Dinah Shore Show (TV Special) (performer: "Peezie Weezie")
 1998 The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (Documentary) (performer: "Goodbye, Mr. Ball, Goodbye")
 1986 Hannah and Her Sisters (performer: "Freedonia's Going To War" - uncredited)
 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Documentary) (performer: "Sing Ho! for the Open Highway! Sing Ho! for the Open Road!" - uncredited)
 1970 Music Scene (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.17 (1970) ... (performer: "Father's Day")
  You Bet Your Life (TV Series) (performer - 14 episodes, 1950 - 1960) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1956)
- Episode #10.30 (1960) ... (performer: "Waiting For The Robert E. Lee" - uncredited)
- Episode #9.8 (1958) ... (performer: "I'm 94 Today")
- Episode #8.34 (1958) ... (performer: "Play A Simple Melody")
- Episode #8.25 (1958) ... (performer: "Sammy Cahn Medley")
- Episode #8.22 (1958) ... (performer: "'O Sole Mio")
 1952 A Girl in Every Port (performer: "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean" - uncredited)
 1951 Double Dynamite! ("It's Only Money", uncredited) / (performer: "It's Only Money", "Stone Walls", "Jesse James" - uncredited)
 1950 Mr. Music (performer: "Life Is So Peculiar" - uncredited)
 1947 Copacabana (performer: "Go West, Young Man", "Let's Do the Copacabana" (uncredited))
 1941 The Big Store (performer: "Sing While You Sell" (1941))
 1940 Go West (performer: "Ridin' the Range" (1940), "You Can't Argue with Love" (1940), "Oh! Susanna" (1848) (uncredited), "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" (uncredited), "My Bonnie (Lies Over the Ocean)" (1881) (uncredited))
 1939 At the Circus (performer: "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady" (1939), "Oh! Susanna" (1848) - uncredited)
 1937 A Day at the Races (performer: "An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 (Blue Danube Waltz)" (1866), "La Cucaracha", "Down by the Old Mill Stream" (1908), "A Message from the Man in the Moon" (1937) - uncredited)
 1935 A Night at the Opera (performer: "Sing Ho for the Open Highway! Sing Ho for the Open Road!", "When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain" (1931) - uncredited)
 1933 Duck Soup (performer: "These Are the Laws of My Administration" (1933), "The Country's Going to War" (1933) - uncredited)
 1932 Horse Feathers (performer: "Whatever It Is, I'm Against It" (1932), "I Always Get My Man" (1932), "Everyone Says I Love You" (1932) - uncredited)
 1931 Monkey Business (performer: "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me" (1930), "Sweet Adeline" (1903) - uncredited)
 1930 Animal Crackers (performer: "Hello, I Must Be Going" (1930), "Hooray for Captain Spaulding" (1928), "Gypsy Chorus" (1852), "My Old Kentucky Home" (1852) - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "The Cocoanuts" on Broadway. Musical comedy (revival). Music/lyrics by Irving Berlin. Additional text by Morrie Ryskind. Musical Director: Frank Tours. Music orchestrated by Frank Tours, Maurice De Packh, Stephen Jones and Louis Katzman. Scenic Design by Woodman Thompson. Costume Design by Charles Le Maire. Musical ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 17 Print Biographies | 8 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 13 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Marx Brothers | The Marx Bros | The Marx Brothers

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

[being advised he should wear a frock coat and a painted mustache for every broadcast of You Bet Your Life (1950)] The hell I will, that character is dead. See more »

Trivia:

He along with his brothers star in five of the American Film Institute's 100 Funniest Movies: Duck Soup (1933) at #5, A Night at the Opera (1935) at #12, A Day at the Races (1937) at #59, Horse Feathers (1932) at #65 and Monkey Business (1931) at #73. See more »

Trademark:

Quirkily High-Pitched Voice See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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