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Marx, Leonard (Marx, Chico)

Born: 1887 AD
Died: 1961 AD, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Comedians


1887 - Born on March 22nd in New York, New York. American comedian.

         - Chico was the brother who guided the Marxes to stardom.

         - Secured the Brothers their first international (London) booking, their first Broadway show and their MGM contract with Irving Thalberg, among other successes.

1917 - Married to Betty Carp on March 22nd.

1952 - On the television game show "I've Got a Secret", Chico once appeared in Harpo's wig and costume, with the "secret" "I'm Pretending To Be Harpo Marx (I'm Chico)" and fooled all the panelists - including Groucho Marx.

1958 - Married to Mary De Vithas on August.

1961 - Died of heart ailment on October 11th in Hollywood, California.


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