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Chico Marx Biography (1891-1961)
Original name, Leonard Marx; born March 22, 1891, in New York, NY; died of heart disease, October 11, 1961, in Hollywood, CA; son of Simon (an actor, tailor, and cook; also known as Sam and Frenchie) and Miene (a manager and director; maiden name, Schoenberg; also known as Minnie Palmer) Marx; brother of Groucho, Gummo, Harpo, and Zeppo Marx (all actors and comedians); married BettyHarp, 1912 (divorced); married Mary De Vithas, 1958; children: one daughter.
- Birth Details
- March 22, 1891
- New York, New York, United States
- Death Details
- October 11, 1961
- Hollywood, California, United States
Credits; Film Appearances
- Humorisk, 1920.
- Chico, The Cocoanuts, Paramount, 1929.
- Signor Emanuel Ravelli, Animal Crackers, Paramount, 1930.
- The House That Shadows Built, Paramount, 1931.
- A stowaway, Monkey Business, Paramount, 1931.
- Hollywood on Parade No. 5, Paramount, 1932.
- Barovelli, Horse Feathers, Paramount, 1932.
- Hollywood on Parade No. 9, Paramount, 1933.
- Chicolini, Duck Soup, Paramount, 1933.
- Fiorello, A Night at the Opera, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1935.
- Toni, A Day at the Races, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1937.
- Harry Binelli, Room Service, RKO, 1938.
- Antonio Pirelli, At the Circus (also known as The Marx Brothers at the Circus), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1939.
- Joseph Panello, Go West (also known as Marx Brothers Go West), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1940.
- Ravelli, The Big Store, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1941.
- Screen Snapshot No. 110 (short), 1943.
- Corbaccio, A Night in Casablanca, United Artists, 1946.
- Faustino the Great, Love Happy, United Artists, 1949.
- Monk, The Story of Mankind, Cambridge/Warner Bros., 1957.
Credits; Television Appearances; Series
- Host, The College Bowl, ABC, 1950-51.
Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
- "Papa Romani," Silver Theater, CBS, 1950.
- "No Time at All," Playhouse 90, CBS, 1958.
- "The Incredible Jewel Robbery," General Electric Theater (also known as G. E.Theater), CBS, 1959.
Credits; Stage Appearances
- Fun in Hi Skool (also known as Fun in Hi Skule), New York City, 1912.
- Home Again, 1914, later Palace Theatre, New York City, 1917.
- 'N Everything, New York City, 1919.
- The Cinderella Girl, New York City, 1919.
- I'll Say She Is, New York City, 1919.
- The Cocoanuts, New York City, 1925.
- Also appeared in Mr Green's Reception, On the Mezzanine Floor, Animal Crackers, A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, At the Circus, and The MarxBrothers Go West.
Credits; Radio Appearances
- Appeared in Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel.
- International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actor and Actresses, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1992.