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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
 1937 A Day at the Races
Tony (as Chico)
 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

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

I give up, why a duck? See more »

Trivia:

Great-uncle of Jade Marx-Berti, Gregg Marx, Laura Guzik, and Brett Marx. 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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Aries

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