Born October 2nd 1890 in Manhattan, New York
Died August 19th 1977 in California
Julius Henry Marx , known professionally as Groucho Marx, was an American writer, comedian, stage, film, radio, and television star. He was known as a master of quick wit and is widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era.
He made 13 feature films with his siblings the Marx Brothers (Harpo Marx and Chico Marx), 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, glasses, cigar, and a thick greasepaint moustache and eyebrows. These exaggerated features resulted in the creation of one of the world's most ubiquitous and recognizable novelty disguises, known as Groucho glasses: a one-piece mask consisting of horn-rimmed glasses, large plastic nose, bushy eyebrows and moustache.
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