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Groucho Marx (1890–1977)


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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

Known For

Duck Soup
Duck Soup Rufus T. Firefly
(1933)
A Night at the Opera
A Night at the Opera Otis B. Driftwood
(1935)
Animal Crackers
Animal Crackers Captain Jeffrey Spaulding
(1930)
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life Himself - Host
(1950-1961)

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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 Movie documentary) (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 (performer: "It's Only Money", "Stone Walls", "Jesse James" - uncredited)
 1950 Mr. Music (performer: "Life Is So Peculiar")
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Starred in a sitcom pilot called "Rhubarb" based on the novel of the same name by H. Allen Smith, about a cat that owns a baseball team. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 17 Print Biographies | 8 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 9 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:

[on Margaret Dumont] She was a wonderful woman. She was the same off the stage as she was on it -- always the stuffy, dignified matron. And the funny thing about her was she never understood the jokes. At the end of Duck Soup (1933) Margaret says to me, "What are you doing. Rufus?". And I say, "I am fighting for your honor, which is more than you ever did." Later she asked me what I meant by that. See more »

Trivia:

Was a close friend of "The Exorcist" author William Peter Blatty. See more »

Trademark:

In Marx Brothers movies, he almost always played characters with unusual first names, a middle initial and unlikely last names; i.e.: Rufus T. Firefly, Hugo Z. Hackenbush and Otis B. Driftwood. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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