Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx (; October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977) was an American comedian, writer, stage, film, radio, and television star. A master of quick wit, he is widely considered one of America's greatest comedians.
He made 13 feature films with his siblings the Marx Brothers, of whom he was the third-born. He also had a successful solo career, most notably as the host of the radio and television 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, and 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 2nd, 1890 (Manhattan), Died August 19th, 1977 (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1951
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, speaker
|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 July 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102376.
Marx, Groucho. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102376.
"Marx, Groucho." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.
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