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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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Known For

A Night at the Opera
(1935)
Duck Soup
Duck Soup Chicolini
(1933)
A Day at the Races
(1937)
Animal Crackers
Animal Crackers Signor Emanuel Ravelli
(1930)

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 College Bowl (TV Series)
Chico Ravelli (1950-1951)
 1950 The Silver Theatre (TV Series)
Papa Romani
- Papa Romani (1950) ... Papa Romani
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Take a Bow. Musical revue. Broadhurst Theatre: 15 Jun 1944- 24 Jun 1944 (12 performances). Produced by Lou Walters. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

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

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on his gambling habit] How much money have I lost from gambling in the past ten years? Find out how much money Harpo's got... that's how much I've lost. See more »

Trivia:

Allegedly, during the opening night party for their Broadway run of 'The Cocoanuts', Groucho informed Chico that Tallulah Bankhead had just walked into the room and wanted to meet him. Chico strode up to Bankhead and introduced himself with, "Miss Bankhead, I would like to fuck you". Bankhead laughed and replied "So you shall darling, so you shall". The story has since become a part of show ... 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.

Star Sign:

Aries

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