|Born||in New York City, New York, USA|
|Died||in Palm Springs, California, USA (cancer)|
|Birth Name||Herbert Marx|
|Height||5' 8" (1.73 m)|
Mini Bio (3)
The youngest of The Marx Brothers, Zeppo was put into the role of the straight man after his brother Gummo left the act. Zeppo also acted as an understudy to all three of his brothers, and he has been said to have played Grouchos part better than Groucho himself. After playing small parts in the first five Marx Brothers movies, Zeppo felt his talent wasn't being used to its full extent and left the act to join Gummo as an agent. Somewhat of a mechanical whiz, Zeppo invented a wristwatch that would monitor the pulse rate of cardiac patients, and his company, Marman Products, produced clamping devices which were used in the first atomic bomb raids over Japan in 1945. Zeppo died on November 30, 1979, from cancer.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jim Maloney
When Milton "Gummo" Marx left the troupe of brothers early in their vaudeville days to become a manufacturer, Zeppo, the youngest of the five Marx Brothers, joined the troupe as the new Marx Brother. Zeppo was the least zany of the quartet and would play the straight man to the other brothers. After doing five movies (Duck Soup (1933) was the last), Zeppo decided that he did not fit in as a straight man in a comedy troupe. He left the group to join a talent management company in Hollywood founded by his brother Gummo.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Wil Zambole
In 1969, Zeppo Marx patented a wristwatch for cardiac patients, which sounded an alarm if the wearer went into cardiac arrest. One of Zeppo's best movie appearances was in Horse Feathers (1932), where he sang "Everyone Says I Love You," displaying a fine tenor voice used in the Marx Brothers' stage hits.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lynn Paden
|Barbara Marx||(18 September 1959 - 1 May 1973) (divorced)|
|Marion Benda||(12 April 1927 - 12 May 1954) (divorced) (1 child)|