Chico Marx

Vaudeville Performer + Comedian + Musician + Film Actor
Born Mar 22, 1887
Hometown New York
Died Oct 11, 1961
Death Place Hollywood, Califo...
Other Names Leonard Marx

Leonard "Chico" Marx was an American comedian and film star as part of the Marx Brothers. His persona in the act was that of a dim-witted albeit crafty con artist, seemingly of rural Italian origin, who wore shabby clothes, and sported a curly-haired wig and Tyrolean hat. As the first-born of the five Marx Brothers, he also played an important role in the management and development of the act, at least in its early years.… Read More

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1887 Birth Born on March 22, 1887.
1891 4 Years Old During his lifetime, his year of birth had commonly been given as 1891 instead of the true year of 1887; as a result, obituaries reported his age at the time of his passing as 70 rather than 74. … Read More


1917 30 Years Old Chico Marx was married twice. His first marriage was to Betty Karp in 1917. … Read More


1958 71 Years Old Chico's second marriage was to Mary De Vithas. They married in 1958, three years before his death.
1961 75 Years Old Chico Marx died of arteriosclerosis on October 11, 1961 at his Hollywood home: he was the eldest brother and the first to pass away.
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