Sam Marx

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Birthday
23, 1859
Birthplace
France
Death Date
May 10, 1933 (73)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
23, 1859
Birthplace
France
Death Date
May 10, 1933 (73)

About

Best remembered as the father of the famous Marx Brothers comedy team, this French-born tailor appeared in his sons' 1931 film, Monkey Business.

Before Fame

While teaching dance lessons in New York City, he met his future wife, Miene Schönberg (Minnie Marx).

Trivia

His son Groucho joked that he was a terrible professional tailor, but an excellent amateur chef.

Family Life

Between 1885 and 1901, he and his wife became parents to six sons, the first of whom died as a baby. His three oldest, surviving sons, Leonard, Adolph, and Julius, became known professionally as Chico, Harpo, and Groucho Marx.

Associated With

His youngest son, Herbert (Zeppo Marx), appeared with his brothers in several early 1930s films.