Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx (; October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977) was an American comedian, actor, writer, stage, film, radio, and television star. A master of quick wit, he is generally considered to be one of America's greatest comedians.
He made 13 feature films as a team with his siblings the Marx Brothers, of whom he was the third-born. He also had a successful solo career, primarily on radio and television, most notably as the host of the game show You Bet Your Life.
His distinctive appearance, carried over from his days in vaudeville, included quirks such as an exaggerated stooped posture, spectacles, cigar, a thick greasepaint mustache, and eyebrows. These exaggerated features resulted in the creation of one of the most recognizable and ubiquitous novelty disguises, known as Groucho glasses: a one-piece mask consisting of horn-rimmed glasses, a large plastic nose, bushy eyebrows and mustache.
Birth and Death Data: Born October 2, 1890 (Manhattan), Died August 19, 1977 (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1951
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, speaker
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||MS-76129||16-in.||5/15/1933||Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel. Episode XXV||The Marx brothers||Radio broadcast : Comedy||speaker|
|Victor||MS-76130||16-in.||5/15/1933||Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel. Episode XXV||The Marx brothers||Radio broadcast : Comedy||speaker|
|Victor||MS-76316||16-in.||5/22/1933||Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel. Episode XXVI||The Marx brothers||Radio broadcast : Comedy||speaker|
|Victor||MS-76317||16-in.||5/22/1933||Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel. Episode XXVI||The Marx brothers||Radio broadcast : Comedy||speaker|
|Decca||L 6388||8/12/1951||How d'ye do and shake hands||Danny Kaye ; Jane Wyman||vocalist|
|Decca||L 6389||8/12/1951||Black strap molasses||Danny Kaye ; Jane Wyman||vocalist|
|Decca||L 6530||11/26/1951||Go West, young man||Groucho Marx||vocalist|
|Decca||L 6531||11/26/1951||Hooray for Captain Spaulding||Groucho Marx||vocalist|
|Decca||L 6532||11/26/1951||Dr. Hackenbush||Groucho Marx||vocalist|
|Decca||L 6541||11/27/1951||Omaha, Nebraska||Groucho Marx||vocalist|
|Decca||L 6542||11/27/1951||Father's day||Groucho Marx||vocalist|
|Decca||L 6543||11/27/1951||Show me a rose||Groucho Marx||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Marx, Groucho," accessed January 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102376.
Marx, Groucho. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102376.
"Marx, Groucho." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 January 2023.
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