Gummo Marx

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Birthday
23, 1893
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Apr 21, 1977 (83)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
23, 1893
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Apr 21, 1977 (83)

About

Marx brother who served as an agent for his brothers' comedy group as a vaudevillian performer, actor and comedian.

Before Fame

He briefly worked with his brothers in the vaudeville circuit, but left acting after being drafted into the army in World War I.

Trivia

He earned his nickname because he would frequently sneak around backstage and scare other people, like a detective or "gumshoe."

Family Life

He was married to Helen von Tilzer and he had a son named Robert. His grandson Brett Marx played Jimmy Feldman in the 1976 version of The Bad News Bears.

Associated With

His comedian brothers were Zeppo, Harpo, Chico and Groucho Marx.

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