Zeppo Marx

Born Feb 25, 1901

Herbert Manfred "Zeppo" Marx was an American film star, musician, engineer, theatrical agent and businessman. He was the youngest of the five Marx Brothers. He appeared in the first five Marx Brothers feature films, from 1929 to 1933, but then left the act to start his second career as an engineer and theatrical agent. Zeppo Marx was a multi-millionaire due to his engineering efforts.… Read More

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1901 Birth Born on February 25, 1901.


1925 24 Years Old Zeppo appeared in the first five Marx Brothers movies, as a straight man and romantic lead, before leaving the team. According to a 1925 newspaper article, he also made a solo appearance in the Adolphe Menjou comedy A Kiss in the Dark. … Read More
1927 26 Years Old On April 12, 1927, Zeppo married Marion Bimberg Benda. The couple adopted two children, Timothy and Thomas, in 1944 and 1945, and later divorced on May 12, 1954.


1959 58 Years Old On September 18, 1959, Marx married Barbara Blakeley, whose son, Bobby Oliver, he wanted to adopt and give his surname, but Bobby's father would not allow it. … Read More


1969 68 Years Old Zeppo let Blakeley keep the 1969 Jaguar he had bought her, and agreed to pay her $1,500 a month for ten years. … Read More
1973 72 Years Old Zeppo and Blakeley divorced in 1973.
1976 75 Years Old Blakeley and Sinatra were married in 1976.
1978 77 Years Old Zeppo became ill with cancer in 1978. … Read More
1979 78 Years Old 1 More Event
In a eulogy for Zeppo written in 1979 for The Washington Post, columnist Tom Zito wrote: … Read More
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