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Zeppo Marx (1901–1979)


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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Known For

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)
Playboy
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Other Works:

(March 23, 1930 to March 30, 1930) He acted in the play, "Animal Crackers," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, and Groucho Marx in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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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Trivia:

According to Marc Eliot's Cary Grant biography (2005): "While the rest of the country preferred Groucho, Zeppo, the good-looking straight man and romantic lead, was [Grant's] favorite, the one whose foil timing he believed was the real key to the act's success." Grant even modeled his early Hollywood look and persona off of Zeppo. See more »

Trademark:

Usually played the romantic straight man in films with his brothers

Nickname:

Zep

Star Sign:

Pisces

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