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)
Playboy
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Cocoanuts. Musical comedy (revival). Music/lyrics by Irving Berlin. Additional text by Morrie Ryskind. Musical Director: Frank Tours. Music orchestrated by Frank Tours, Maurice De Packh, Stephen Jones and Louis Katzman. Scenic Design by Woodman Thompson. Costume Design by Charles Le Maire. Musical Staging by Sammy Lee. ... 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)

Spouse:

Barbara Marx  (divorced)  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

Bobby Oliver Marx | See more »

Parents:

Sam Marx | Minnie Marx

Relatives:

Al Shean (aunt or uncle) | See more »
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Trivia:

His company, Marman Products, marketed and produced what came to be known as the Marman Clamp, which proved to have numerous applications in aircraft and aerospace, and is used to this day. The company eventually grew to two factories employing more than 500 workers. Marx would often hire studio prop men and unemployed big band musicians. See more »

Trademark:

Usually played the romantic straight man in films with his brothers

Nickname:

Zep

Star Sign:

Pisces

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