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The Marx Brothers were three American brothers who became famous for their zany antics in motion pictures Trained as musicians they began their careers in vaudeville with their mother and aunt as the Six Musical Mascots Leonard Marx Chico Born 3221887- 10111961- Specialized in distorted logic and Italian dialect routines He also played the piano in a brothel Adolph Marx Harpo Born 11231888 - 9281964- played the harp and chased around girls He communicated in pantomime Played a solo tour in the Soviet Union Julius Marx Groucho Born 1021890 - 8191977- bushy brow leader of the group known for his wild wisecracks and puns He had a caustic wit and appeared with a cigar and moustache The most independently famous Marx Brother Groucho was the most human the one who actually seemed to have emotions Herbert Marx Zeppo Born 2251901 11301979 He sold an invention to the United States Air Force Milton Marx- Gummo Born 1893-1977- the fifth Marx Brother The Coconuts 1929 The feature film debut of the Marx Brothers taken from their hit Broadway comedy finds the quartet in a run-down Florida hotel where owner Groucho insults guests woos Margaret Dumont and vainly tries to auction off choice resort property Features the infamous Why a duck routine Animal Crackers 1930 The Four Marx Brothers in a zany tale involving high society parties a stolen painting African explorers young lovers and a manic game of bridge With Margaret Dumont Lillian Roth and the song Hooray for Captain Spaulding Monkey Business 1931 Its anything but smooth sailing for the Four Marx Brothers when they stowaway on an ocean liner in this their first comedy written expressly for the screen Gobs gangsters and gals galore in this gem of Marxian comedy mania Duck Soup 1933 the pinnacle of Marxian madness Groucho is Rufus T Firefly the President of Freedonia Chico is his trusted aide and a
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