Groucho Marx Biography
(One of America's Greatest Comedians of His Era)
Birthday: October 2, 1890 (Libra)
Born In: New York, New York, United States
Groucho Marx was an American Comedian, regarded as one of the best comedians of the modern era. A member of the highly popular family comedy act “Marx Brothers” which also included his brothers Chico, Harpo, Gummo, and Zeppo, Groucho Marx also had a tremendously successful solo career. Well-known for his witty comebacks, he was also much loved for his quirky looks and mannerisms. His signature look consisted of glasses, a thick greasepaint mustache and eyebrows, and an ever-present cigar in his mouth. His distinctive appearance, which he had adopted during his early days in vaudeville, became an instant hit in films and television too. Along with his brothers he made 13 feature films, most of which became super hits—five of these were selected by the American Film Institute (AFI) as among the top 100 comedy films. He also enjoyed much success as a solo comedian and gained a lot of attention as the host of the radio and television game show ‘You Bet Your Life.’ Despite all the success he enjoyed in his professional career, Marx’s personal life was not a happy one with all three of his marriages ending in divorce.