Best remembered as the father of the famous Marx Brothers comedy team, this French-born tailor appeared in his sons' 1931 film, Monkey Business.
While teaching dance lessons in New York City, he met his future wife, Miene Schönberg (Minnie Marx).
His son Groucho joked that he was a terrible professional tailor, but an excellent amateur chef.
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.
His youngest son, Herbert (Zeppo Marx), appeared with his brothers in several early 1930s films.