Movie comedian alongside fellow Marx brothers Groucho and Chico. He became known for his trademark props: a harp, a cane, and a bulbhorn.
In 1910, he joined his brothers Groucho and Gummo to form The Three Nightingales. They'd become the Marx Brothers shortly after and Gummo would become the agent for the comedian brothers.
He was the silent brother, never speaking during performances, and he was identifiable by his curly red wig.
He was married to Susan Fleming from 1936 until his death in 1964.
He and fellow silent film comedian Charlie Chaplin appeared as celebrity caricatures in the 1936 animated Disney short film Mickey's Polo Team.