Comic actor best known for his roles in the Marx Brothers films, which he made alongside his real-life brothers Harpo, Chico, Zeppo, and Gummo. Considered one of the most famous comedians of his era, he had a successful solo career as the host of the radio show You Bet Your Life.
His original career goal was to become a doctor.
He starred in Duck Soup with his brothers.
He was born Julius Henry Marx. He was married to Ruth Johnson from 1920 to 1942 and Eden Hartford from 1954 to 1969. He had three children.