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Chico Marx (1887–1961)


As a kid trying to negotiate his way through various gang territories to a floating crap game or a new pool hall where he was not yet known as a hustler, Leonard (Chico) Marx learned to fake several accents. Because he later employed an Italian accent in the Marx Brothers' act, people assumed his name was pronounced "Cheeko." Instead, Leonard was ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Harry
- The Incredible Jewel Robbery (1959) ... Harry
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Mr. Kramer
- No Time at All (1958) ... Mr. Kramer
 1956 Showdown at Ulcer Gulch (Short)
Cameo appearance (Piano player)
 1953 Einmal kehr' ich wieder
Farbiger Koch (as Chico)
 1950 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
Papa Romani
- Papa Romani (1950) ... Papa Romani
 1950 The Silver Theatre (TV Series)
Papa Romani
- Papa Romani (1950) ... Papa Romani
 1946 A Night in Casablanca
Corbaccio (as The Marx Bros.)
 1938 Room Service
Harry Binelli (as The Marx Brothers)
 1937 A Day at the Races
Tony (as The Marx Brothers)
 1921 Humor Risk (Short)
Henchman
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Other Works:

CD: Desi Arnaz & Chico Marx-Big Bands of Hollywood/Laserlight Records, 1992. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Marx Brothers | Chico | The Marx Bros | The Marx Bros. | The Marx Brothers

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

I give up, why a duck? See more »

Trivia:

The oldest of The Marx Brothers, he was a gambling addict and initially joined his brothers' act to pay off debts. However, he became the unofficial manager of the group once he joined (taking over from his mother), using the hustling charms he attained as a gambler to further The Marx Brothers' fortunes. See more »

Trademark:

With his brothers, he usually played a rakish con artist with a Italian accent. He often had a scene where he would play the piano in his own unique comedy way.

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