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Overview (3)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Palm Springs, California, USA
Birth NameMilton Marx

Mini Bio (1)

Gummo Marx was born on October 23, 1892 in New York City, New York, USA as Milton Marx. He was married to Helen von Tilzer. He died on April 21, 1977 in Palm Springs, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Helen von Tilzer (16 March 1929 - 20 January 1976) ( her death) ( 1 child)

Trivia (14)

Father of Bob Marx.
He later joined Zeppo in managing The Marx Brothers and developed a good reputation as an agent.
He left The Marx Brothers just when they were reaching popularity because he felt he lacked the performing skills of his brothers. He joined the military instead to help with the war and was replaced by his younger brother.
Nephew of actor Al Shean.
Son of Sam Marx and Minnie Marx (nee Schoenberg).
Grandfather of Gregg Marx, Laura Guzik, and Brett Marx.
His nickname, and those of his brothers, were elicited by a comic strip called "Knocko the Monk," which triggered a brief rash of nicknames ending in -o. During a backstage poker game in a vaudeville house, another performer, while dealing cards, offered "a card for Chick-o," the brother who chased the chicks, and then "a card for Harp-o," the brother who played the harp. Gummo's nickname came from his habit of sneaking up on people backstage, like some kind of "gumshoe" detective.
He was portrayed by actor Gary Raucher in the Broadway musical "Minnie's Boys," which ran an at the Imperial Theatre for 80 Performances from Mar 26 to May 30, 1970.
His older brother Groucho Marx, who passed away only four months after him, was never told of his death as his family believed that it was a kindness not to tell him.
Great-uncle of Jade Marx-Berti.
Only Marx brother to be drafted and serve during WWI in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Personal Quotes (1)

For many years after I quit the stage people referred to me as an actor, but during my career most people vehemently denied this.

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