Groucho Marx (1890–1977)

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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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Known For

A Night at the Opera Otis B. Driftwood
Duck Soup Rufus T. Firefly
A Day at the Races Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush
Horse Feathers Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff


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 1972 The Candidate
Cameo (uncredited)
 1968 Julia (TV Series)
Mr. Flywheel
- Farewell, My Friends, Hello (1968) ... Mr. Flywheel (uncredited)
 1968 Skidoo
 1967 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Self / Mr. Shean (Sketch)
- Episode #2.6 (1967) ... Self / Mr. Shean (Sketch)
 1966 Birds Do It
Man Looking Through Window at Melvin Flying (uncredited)
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Ed Davis
- Time for Elizabeth (1964) ... Ed Davis
 1959-1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
John Graham / Suspect in a Police Lineup
- The Hold-Out (1962) ... John Graham
- The Incredible Jewel Robbery (1959) ... Suspect in a Police Lineup (uncredited)
 1960 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series)
- The Mikado (1960) ... Koko
 1957 The Story of Mankind
Peter Minuit
 1957 Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
George Schmidlap (uncredited)
 1956 Showdown at Ulcer Gulch (Short)
Cameo appearance (Stage conductor)
 1955 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Groucho Marx
- Jack Is a Contestant (1955) ... Groucho Marx
 1952 A Girl in Every Port
Benjamin Franklin 'Benny' Linn
 1951 Double Dynamite
Emile J. Keck
 1950 Mr. Music
Groucho Marx
 1949 Love Happy
Detective Sam Grunion - Narrator of the Story
 1947 Copacabana
Lionel Q. Devereaux
 1946 A Night in Casablanca
 1941 The Big Store
Wolf J. Flywheel
 1940 Go West
S. Quentin Quale
 1939 At the Circus
Attorney Loophole
 1938 Room Service
Gordon Miller
 1937 Sunday Night at the Trocadero (Short)
Groucho Marx
 1937 A Day at the Races
Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush (as The Marx Brothers)
 1936 Yours for the Asking
Sunbather (uncredited)
 1935 A Night at the Opera
Otis B. Driftwood
 1933 Duck Soup
Rufus T. Firefly
 1932 Horse Feathers
Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff
 1931 Monkey Business
 1930 Animal Crackers
Captain Geoffrey T. Spaulding
 1929 The Cocoanuts
 1921 Humor Risk (Short)
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Other Works:

Stage: Cowrote sketches for and appeared in "Three's a Crowd' on Broadway. Musical revue. Selwyn Theatre: 15 Oct 1930-Jun 1931 (closing date unknown/272 performances). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 17 Print Biographies | 8 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 13 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Marx Brothers | The Marx Bros | The Marx Brothers


5' 7½" (1.71 m)


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Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows--marriage does. See more »


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


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