Zeppo Marx (1901–1979)


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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 ... See full bio »

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Duck Soup Bob Roland
(1933)
Horse Feathers Frank Wagstaff
(1932)
Animal Crackers Horatio Jamison
(1930)
(1931)

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 1933 Duck Soup
Bob Roland
 1932 Horse Feathers
Frank Wagstaff
 1931 Monkey Business
Zeppo
 1930 Animal Crackers
Horatio Jamison
 1929 The Cocoanuts
Jamison
 1925 A Kiss in the Dark (as Herbert Marx)
 1921 Humor Risk (Short)
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Other Works:

The Cocoanuts (1925). Comedy. Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin. Material by George S. Kaufman. Additional text by Morrie Ryskind. Musical Director: Frank Tours. Music orchestrated by Frank Tours, Maurice DePackh, Stephen Jones and Louis Katzman. Musical Direction by Sammy Lee. Directed by Oscar Eagle. Lyric Theatre: 8 Dec 1925... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Marx Brothers | Herbert Marx

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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In real life, he was supposedly the funniest of his brothers despite always playing the straight man in their films. See more »

Trademark:

Usually played the romantic straight man in films with his brothers

Nickname:

Zep

Star Sign:

Pisces

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