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He was 86 years old. The youngest of the brothers, he was 78 years old and had lived in Pal His first appearances was as singer in Protestant church halls in "until they found out what was the matter with me".

Schmidt's house. While one of the guys pointed him in one direction, the others stole the wieners. When remembering this routine in the s, Groucho said " I went from bad to wurst ".

Aged 42 and 44 respectively, they were appearing as two little schoolgirls, armed with guitars and singing Two Little Girls in Blue as a duet. Instead, Paramount filmed it the year after as one of the first talkies.

It reportedly ran as much as minutes at a preview but was cut back to 96 minutes for release. Gehring, The Marx brothers: a bio-bibliography , Greenwood Press , p.

Les Marx Brothers. They satirized high society and human hypocrisy, and they became famous for their improvisational comedy in free-form scenarios.

A famous early instance was when Harpo arranged to chase a fleeing chorus girl across the stage during the middle of a Groucho monologue to see if Groucho would be thrown off.

However, to the audience's delight, Groucho merely reacted by commenting, "First time I ever saw a taxi hail a passenger".

When Harpo chased the girl back in the other direction, Groucho calmly checked his watch and ad-libbed, "The 's right on time.

You can set your watch by the Lehigh Valley. The brothers' vaudeville act had made them stars on Broadway under Chico's management and with Groucho's creative direction—first with the musical revue I'll Say She Is — and then with two musical comedies: The Cocoanuts — and Animal Crackers — Playwright George S.

Kaufman worked on the last two and helped sharpen the brothers' characterizations. Out of their distinctive costumes, the brothers looked alike, even down to their receding hairlines.

Zeppo could pass for a younger Groucho, and played the role of his son in Horse Feathers. A scene in Duck Soup finds Groucho, Harpo, and Chico all appearing in the famous greasepaint eyebrows, mustache, and round glasses while wearing nightcaps.

The three are indistinguishable, enabling them to carry off the "mirror scene" perfectly. The stage names of the brothers except Zeppo were coined by monologist Art Fisher [28] during a poker game in Galesburg, Illinois , based both on the brothers' personalities and Gus Mager 's Sherlocko the Monk , a popular comic strip of the day that included a supporting character named " Groucho ".

The reasons behind Chico's and Harpo's stage names are undisputed, and Gummo's is fairly well established. Groucho's and Zeppo's are far less clear.

Arthur was named Harpo because he played the harp , and Leonard became Chico pronounced "Chick-o" because he was, in the slang of the period, a "chicken chaser".

In his autobiography, Harpo explained that Milton became Gummo because he crept about the theater like a gumshoe detective.

Still others reported that Milton was the troupe's best dancer, and dance shoes tended to have rubber soles.

Whatever the details, the name relates to rubber-soled shoes. The reason that Julius was named Groucho is perhaps the most disputed.

There are three explanations:. I kept my money in a 'grouch bag'. This was a small chamois bag that actors used to wear around their neck to keep other hungry actors from pinching their dough.

Naturally, you're going to think that's where I got my name from. But that's not so. Grouch bags were worn on manly chests long before there was a Groucho.

Herbert was not nicknamed by Art Fisher, since he did not join the act until Gummo had departed.

As with Groucho, three explanations exist for Herbert's name "Zeppo":. Maxine Marx reported in The Unknown Marx Brothers that the brothers listed their real names Julius, Leonard, Adolph, Milton, and Herbert on playbills and in programs, and only used the nicknames behind the scenes, until Alexander Woollcott overheard them calling one another by the nicknames.

He asked them why they used their real names publicly when they had such wonderful nicknames, and they replied, "That wouldn't be dignified.

Woollcott did not meet the Marx Brothers until the premiere of I'll Say She Is , which was their first Broadway show, so this would mean that they used their real names throughout their vaudeville days, and that the name "Gummo" never appeared in print during his time in the act.

Other sources reported that the Marx Brothers went by their nicknames during their vaudeville era, but briefly listed themselves by their given names when I'll Say She Is opened because they were worried that a Broadway audience would reject a vaudeville act if they were perceived as low class.

The Marx Brothers' stage shows became popular just as motion pictures were evolving to " talkies ".

They signed a contract with Paramount Pictures and embarked on their film career at Paramount's studios in New York City 's Astoria section.

Their first two released films after an unreleased short silent film titled Humor Risk were adaptations of the Broadway shows The Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers Both were written by George S.

Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind. Production then shifted to Hollywood, beginning with a short film that was included in Paramount's twentieth anniversary documentary, The House That Shadows Built , in which they adapted a scene from I'll Say She Is.

Their third feature-length film, Monkey Business , was their first movie not based on a stage production. Horse Feathers , in which the brothers satirized the American college system and Prohibition , was their most popular film yet, and won them the cover of Time magazine.

During this period Chico and Groucho starred in a radio comedy series, Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel.

Though the series was short lived, much of the material developed for it was used in subsequent films. The show's scripts and recordings were believed lost until copies of the scripts were found in the Library of Congress in the s.

It did not do as well financially as Horse Feathers , but was the sixth-highest grosser of The film sparked a dispute between the Marxes and the village of Fredonia, New York.

Groucho fired back a sarcastic retort asking them to change the name of their town, because "it's hurting our picture. After expiration of the Paramount contract Zeppo left the act to become an agent.

He and brother Gummo went on to build one of the biggest talent agencies in Hollywood, helping the likes of Jack Benny and Lana Turner get their starts.

Groucho and Chico did radio, and there was talk of returning to Broadway. Unlike the free-for-all scripts at Paramount, Thalberg insisted on a strong story structure that made the brothers more sympathetic characters, interweaving their comedy with romantic plots and non-comic musical numbers, and targeting their mischief-making at obvious villains.

Thalberg was adamant that scripts include a "low point", where all seems lost for both the Marxes and the romantic leads. He instituted the innovation of testing the film's script before live audiences before filming began, to perfect the comic timing, and to retain jokes that earned laughs and replace those that did not.

Thalberg restored Harpo's harp solos and Chico's piano solos, which had been omitted from Duck Soup. The film—including its famous scene where an absurd number of people crowd into a tiny stateroom on a ship—was a great success, and was followed two years later by an even bigger hit, A Day at the Races , in which the brothers cause mayhem in a sanitarium and at a horse race.

In a interview with Dick Cavett , Groucho said that the two movies made with Thalberg were the best that they ever produced. Despite the Thalberg films' success, the brothers left MGM in ; Thalberg had died suddenly on September 14, , two weeks after filming began on A Day at the Races , leaving the Marxes without an advocate at the studio.

Prior to the release of The Big Store the team announced they were retiring from the screen. Four years later, however, Chico persuaded his brothers to make two additional films, A Night in Casablanca and Love Happy , to alleviate his severe gambling debts.

Both pictures were released by United Artists. From the s onward Chico and Harpo appeared separately and together in nightclubs and casinos.

Groucho made several radio appearances during the s and starred in You Bet Your Life , which ran from to on NBC radio and television.

In , the three began production of Deputy Seraph , a TV series starring Harpo and Chico as blundering angels, and Groucho in every third episode as their boss, the " Deputy Seraph.

Groucho made a cameo appearance—uncredited, because of constraints in his NBC contract—in the last scene, and delivered the only line of dialogue "We won't talk until we see our lawyer!

In addition to being a non-fiction biography of the Marxes, the film would have featured the brothers reenacting much of their previously unfilmed material from both their vaudeville and Broadway eras.

The film, had it been made, would have been the first performance by the Brothers as a quartet since The five brothers made only one television appearance together, in , on an early incarnation of The Tonight Show called Tonight!

America After Dark , hosted by Jack Lescoulie. Around , the acclaimed director Billy Wilder considered writing and directing a new Marx Brothers film.

Tentatively titled A Day at the U. Wilder had discussions with Groucho and Gummo, but the project was put on hold because of Harpo's ill-health and abandoned when Chico died in Three years later, on September 28, , Harpo died at the age of 75 of a heart attack one day after heart surgery.

In Filmation produced a pilot for a Marx Brothers cartoon. Groucho's voice was supplied by Pat Harrington Jr. The excerpts were interspersed with voice-over introductions by disc jockey and voice actor Gary Owens.

The special featured animated reworkings of various famous comedians' acts, including W. Leonard , George Jessel and the Marx Brothers.

Most of the comedians provided their own voices for their animated counterparts, except for Fields and Chico Marx both had died , and Zeppo Marx who had left show business in Voice actor Paul Frees filled in for all three no voice was needed for Harpo.

The Marx Brothers' segment was a reworking of a scene from their Broadway play I'll Say She Is , a parody of Napoleon that Groucho considered among the brothers' funniest routines.

The sketch featured animated representations, if not the voices, of all four brothers. Romeo Muller is credited as having written special material for the show, but the script for the classic "Napoleon Scene" was probably supplied by Groucho.

But their impact on the entertainment community continues well into the 21st century. Salinger [67] and Kurt Vonnegut.

Salvador Dali once made a drawing depicting Harpo. The film itself is named after a song from Horse Feathers , a version of which plays over the opening credits.

In Terry Gilliam 's Brazil a woman in a bathtub is watching The Cocoanuts when troops break into her house. When Indy misconstrues the purpose of being sent it and returns it to his father instead, his father berates him by saying "I should have mailed it to the Marx Brothers!

Miriam Marx, daughter of Groucho Marx, explained how a desperate Chico would beg his brothers for assistance. They are going to kill me! Largely unknown to all but the most devoted fans, Milton "Gummo" Marx, born October 23, , is the forgotten Marx Brother.

Although Gummo was the first to enter show business as the dummy in an uncle's ventriloquism act and was the second brother to join the family act that would make the Marx Brothers famous, his tenure as an entertainer was short-lived.

A talented dancer and comedian, Gummo, who got his stage name from the gum rubber overshoes he wore to cover his worn-out footwear, often portrayed a broad Jewish stereotype in the brothers' vaudeville act.

Replaced in the Marx Brothers by younger brother Herbert "Zeppo" Marx, Gummo entered the garment industry, selling dresses and textiles, after the war.

According to Marx-Brothers. Gummo, however, eventually returned to show business and the Marx Brothers. After his dress business went under in , Gummo apprenticed in the distribution arm of Universal Pictures before returning to New York to found the talent agency Marx, Miller, and Marx with younger brother Zeppo.

Cast as the straight man, Zeppo never had the opportunity to develop as a comedian. Zeppo's long-simmering frustration led to his departure from the Marx Brothers after their final film for Paramount.

Wish me luck. Zeppo became a successful talent agent, first on his own and then as part of Marx, Miller, and Marx with partner Allan Miller and brother Gummo.

Disillusioned with show business, the mechanically inclined Zeppo left the entertainment industry in the s to start an industrial engineering firm that specialized in the manufacture of aircraft parts.

Despite his professional success, Zeppo's personal life was turbulent. Twice divorced, his second wife, actress and former showgirl Barbara Blakely, left him in for Frank Sinatra after a torrid affair with the crooner.

Although critics and fans agree that the Marx Brothers were at their unhinged best during their tenure at Paramount Pictures , the comedians' time at the studio was marred by financial disputes.

Although both comedies were box office hits, the studio cooked the books to avoid paying the brothers their share.

Paramount and the Marx Brothers fought the matter out in court for decades. However, that monetary success would ultimately come at the cost of their creativity.

The film Duck Soup marked a low point for the Marx Brothers. However, their fortunes would take a turn for the better in Nevertheless, the studio wasn't willing to give them the free reign they'd enjoyed at Paramount.

MGM was intent on fitting the brothers into a structured plot rather than merely turning them loose in front of the camera.

However, MGM's smoothing of the Marx Brothers' rough edges robbed the comic trio of the anarchic quality that was their hallmark.

Scott Tobias of The Dissolve describes Irving Thalberg's reengineering of the troupe's act as the beginning of the end for the Marx Brothers.

Thalberg's gambit initially worked, but in the long run, it robbed the Marx Brothers of their unpredictable essence.

Harpo Marx performed for the last time in January Appearing opposite comedian Allan Sherman at the Pasadena Theater, Marx pulled out all of the stops with his classic bits.

I thank you. Well, people must have applauded for at least a good two or three minutes. Groucho Marx wept at the funeral. According to his son, Arthur Marx, it was the only time he ever saw his father cry.

By the end of his life, Groucho Marx was in extremely poor health. Suffering from dementia, congestive heart failure, hypertension, and a host of other debilitating ailments, the aging comedian was no longer able to care for himself.

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Maxine Marx reported in The Unknown Marx Brothers that the brothers listed their real names Julius, Leonard, Adolph, Milton, and Herbert on playbills and in programs, and only used the nicknames behind the scenes, until Alexander Woollcott overheard them calling one another by the nicknames.

He asked them why they used their real names publicly when they had such wonderful nicknames, and they replied, "That wouldn't be dignified.

Woollcott did not meet the Marx Brothers until the premiere of I'll Say She Is , which was their first Broadway show, so this would mean that they used their real names throughout their vaudeville days, and that the name "Gummo" never appeared in print during his time in the act.

Other sources reported that the Marx Brothers went by their nicknames during their vaudeville era, but briefly listed themselves by their given names when I'll Say She Is opened because they were worried that a Broadway audience would reject a vaudeville act if they were perceived as low class.

The Marx Brothers' stage shows became popular just as motion pictures were evolving to " talkies ". They signed a contract with Paramount Pictures and embarked on their film career at Paramount's studios in New York City 's Astoria section.

Their first two released films after an unreleased short silent film titled Humor Risk were adaptations of the Broadway shows The Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers Both were written by George S.

Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind. Production then shifted to Hollywood, beginning with a short film that was included in Paramount's twentieth anniversary documentary, The House That Shadows Built , in which they adapted a scene from I'll Say She Is.

Their third feature-length film, Monkey Business , was their first movie not based on a stage production. Horse Feathers , in which the brothers satirized the American college system and Prohibition , was their most popular film yet, and won them the cover of Time magazine.

During this period Chico and Groucho starred in a radio comedy series, Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. Though the series was short lived, much of the material developed for it was used in subsequent films.

The show's scripts and recordings were believed lost until copies of the scripts were found in the Library of Congress in the s. It did not do as well financially as Horse Feathers , but was the sixth-highest grosser of The film sparked a dispute between the Marxes and the village of Fredonia, New York.

Groucho fired back a sarcastic retort asking them to change the name of their town, because "it's hurting our picture. After expiration of the Paramount contract Zeppo left the act to become an agent.

He and brother Gummo went on to build one of the biggest talent agencies in Hollywood, helping the likes of Jack Benny and Lana Turner get their starts.

Groucho and Chico did radio, and there was talk of returning to Broadway. Unlike the free-for-all scripts at Paramount, Thalberg insisted on a strong story structure that made the brothers more sympathetic characters, interweaving their comedy with romantic plots and non-comic musical numbers, and targeting their mischief-making at obvious villains.

Thalberg was adamant that scripts include a "low point", where all seems lost for both the Marxes and the romantic leads. He instituted the innovation of testing the film's script before live audiences before filming began, to perfect the comic timing, and to retain jokes that earned laughs and replace those that did not.

Thalberg restored Harpo's harp solos and Chico's piano solos, which had been omitted from Duck Soup. The film—including its famous scene where an absurd number of people crowd into a tiny stateroom on a ship—was a great success, and was followed two years later by an even bigger hit, A Day at the Races , in which the brothers cause mayhem in a sanitarium and at a horse race.

In a interview with Dick Cavett , Groucho said that the two movies made with Thalberg were the best that they ever produced. Despite the Thalberg films' success, the brothers left MGM in ; Thalberg had died suddenly on September 14, , two weeks after filming began on A Day at the Races , leaving the Marxes without an advocate at the studio.

Prior to the release of The Big Store the team announced they were retiring from the screen. Four years later, however, Chico persuaded his brothers to make two additional films, A Night in Casablanca and Love Happy , to alleviate his severe gambling debts.

Both pictures were released by United Artists. From the s onward Chico and Harpo appeared separately and together in nightclubs and casinos.

Groucho made several radio appearances during the s and starred in You Bet Your Life , which ran from to on NBC radio and television.

In , the three began production of Deputy Seraph , a TV series starring Harpo and Chico as blundering angels, and Groucho in every third episode as their boss, the " Deputy Seraph.

Groucho made a cameo appearance—uncredited, because of constraints in his NBC contract—in the last scene, and delivered the only line of dialogue "We won't talk until we see our lawyer!

In addition to being a non-fiction biography of the Marxes, the film would have featured the brothers reenacting much of their previously unfilmed material from both their vaudeville and Broadway eras.

The film, had it been made, would have been the first performance by the Brothers as a quartet since The five brothers made only one television appearance together, in , on an early incarnation of The Tonight Show called Tonight!

America After Dark , hosted by Jack Lescoulie. Around , the acclaimed director Billy Wilder considered writing and directing a new Marx Brothers film.

Tentatively titled A Day at the U. Wilder had discussions with Groucho and Gummo, but the project was put on hold because of Harpo's ill-health and abandoned when Chico died in Three years later, on September 28, , Harpo died at the age of 75 of a heart attack one day after heart surgery.

In Filmation produced a pilot for a Marx Brothers cartoon. Groucho's voice was supplied by Pat Harrington Jr. The excerpts were interspersed with voice-over introductions by disc jockey and voice actor Gary Owens.

The special featured animated reworkings of various famous comedians' acts, including W. Leonard , George Jessel and the Marx Brothers.

Most of the comedians provided their own voices for their animated counterparts, except for Fields and Chico Marx both had died , and Zeppo Marx who had left show business in Voice actor Paul Frees filled in for all three no voice was needed for Harpo.

The Marx Brothers' segment was a reworking of a scene from their Broadway play I'll Say She Is , a parody of Napoleon that Groucho considered among the brothers' funniest routines.

The sketch featured animated representations, if not the voices, of all four brothers. Romeo Muller is credited as having written special material for the show, but the script for the classic "Napoleon Scene" was probably supplied by Groucho.

But their impact on the entertainment community continues well into the 21st century. Salinger [67] and Kurt Vonnegut.

Salvador Dali once made a drawing depicting Harpo. The film itself is named after a song from Horse Feathers , a version of which plays over the opening credits.

In Terry Gilliam 's Brazil a woman in a bathtub is watching The Cocoanuts when troops break into her house. When Indy misconstrues the purpose of being sent it and returns it to his father instead, his father berates him by saying "I should have mailed it to the Marx Brothers!

In Rob Zombie 's film House of Corpses , the clown Captain Spaulding, as well as many other characters, are named after various Marx brothers characters.

Many television shows and movies have used Marx Brothers references. Animaniacs and Tiny Toons , for example, have featured Marx Brothers jokes and skits.

An episode of Histeria! Early episodes also featured a singing and off-scene character named Captain Spaulding as a tribute.

In the Airwolf episode "Condemned", four anti-virus formulae for a deadly plague were named after the four Marx Brothers.

In an episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show Murray calls the new station owner at home late at night to complain when the song "Hooray for Captain Spaulding" is cut from a showing of Animal Crackers because of the new owners' policy to cut more and more from shows to sell more ad time, putting his job on the line.

They were later used to portray the hunters in a TV production of Peter and the Wolf , with Sting as narrator and puppets from the series as characters.

The show received a brief Off-Broadway revival in In the musical By Jeeves , based on the Jeeves stories by P. Jack Kerouac wrote a poem To Harpo Marx.

Ron Goulart wrote six books between and where Groucho Marx was a detective. In the Vlasic Pickles commercials, the stork associated with the product holds a pickle the way Groucho held a cigar and, in a Groucho voice, says, "Now that's the best tastin' pickle I ever heard!

The award was also on behalf of Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo, whom Lemmon mentioned by name. It was one of Groucho's final major public appearances.

Groucho also praised the late Margaret Dumont as a great straight woman who never understood any of his jokes.

They are the only group to be so honored. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American comedy troupe.

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Retrieved May 6, Retrieved April 14, BBC News. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Guardian. Retrieved April 14, — via www. A famous early instance was when Harpo arranged to chase a fleeing chorus girl across the stage during the middle of a Groucho monologue to see if Groucho would be thrown off.

However, to the audience's delight, Groucho merely reacted by calmly checking his watch and commenting, "First time I ever saw a taxi hail a passenger".

When Harpo chased the girl back the other direction, Groucho ad-libbed, "The 's right on time. You can set your watch by the Lehigh Valley.

Under Chico's management, and with Groucho's creative direction, the brothers' vaudeville act had led to them becoming stars on Broadway, first with a musical revue, I'll Say She Is — and then with two musical comedies, The Cocoanuts — and Animal Crackers — Playwright George S.

Kaufman worked on the last two and helped sharpen the Brothers' characterizations. Out of their distinctive costumes the brothers looked alike, even down to their receding hairlines.

Zeppo could pass for a younger Groucho, and played the role of his son in Horse Feathers. A scene in Duck Soup finds Groucho, Harpo and Chico all appearing in the famous greasepaint eyebrows, mustache and round glasses, while wearing nightcaps.

The three are indistinguishable, enabling them to carry off the "mirror scene" perfectly. The stage names for four of the five brothers were coined by monologist Art Fisher [ 19 ] during a poker game in Galesburg, Illinois , based both on the brothers' personalities and Gus Mager 's Sherlocko the Monk , a popular comic strip of the day which included a supporting character named " Groucho the Monk ".

The reasons behind Chico's and Harpo's stage names are undisputed, and Gummo's is fairly well established. Groucho's and Zeppo's are far less clear.

Arthur was named Harpo because he played the harp , and Leonard became Chico pronounced "Chick-o" because he was, in the slang of the period, a "chicken chaser".

In his autobiography, Harpo explains that Milton became Gummo because he crept about the theater like a gumshoe detective. Groucho stated that the source of the name was Gummo wearing galoshes.

Either way, the name relates to rubber-soled shoes. I kept my money in a 'grouch bag. Naturally, you're going to think that's where I got my name from.

But that's not so. Grouch bags were worn on manly chests long before there was a Groucho. Herbert was not nicknamed by Art Fisher, since he did not join the act until Gummo had departed.

As with Groucho, three explanations exist for Herbert's name, "Zeppo":. Maxine Marx reported in The Unknown Marx Brothers that the brothers listed their real names Julius, Leonard, Adolph, Milton and Herbert on playbills and in programs, and only used the nicknames behind the scenes, until Alexander Woollcott overheard them calling one another by the nicknames; he asked them why they used their own ordinary real names publicly when they had such wonderful nicknames.

They replied, "That wouldn't be dignified. Since Woollcott did not meet the Marx Brothers until the premiere of I'll Say She Is , which was their first Broadway show, this would mean they used their real names throughout their vaudeville days, and that the name "Gummo" never appeared in print during his time in the act.

Other sources report that the Marx Brothers did go by their nicknames during their vaudeville era, but briefly listed themselves by their given names when I'll Say She Is opened because they were worried that a Broadway audience would reject a vaudeville act if they were perceived as low class.

The Marx Brothers' stage shows became popular just as Hollywood was changing to " talkies ". They signed a contract with Paramount and embarked on their film career.

Their first two released films they had previously made — but not released — one short silent film titled Humor Risk were adaptations of Broadway shows: The Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers Both were written by George S.

Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind. Following these two feature-length films, they made a short film that was included in Paramount's twentieth anniversary documentary, The House That Shadows Built , in which they adapted a scene from I'll Say She Is.

Their third feature-length film, Monkey Business , was their first that was not based on a stage production, and the only movie in which Harpo's voice is heard he sings tenor from inside a barrel in the opening scene.

Horse Feathers , in which the brothers satirized the American college system and Prohibition , was their most popular film yet, and won them the cover of Time.

It included a running gag from their stage work, where Harpo revealed having nearly everything in his coat.

At various points in Horse Feathers Harpo pulls out of his coat: a wooden mallet, a fish, a coiled rope, a tie, a poster of a woman in her underwear, a cup of hot coffee, a sword; and, just after Groucho warns him that he "can't burn the candle at both ends," a candle burning at both ends.

In another famous sketch, shown in Animal Crackers , Harpo drops a full banquet's worth of pilfered silverware out of his sleeve, followed by a coffeepot.

Although the series was short lived, much of the story material developed for it was used for subsequent films starring the Brothers.

Furthermore, the scripts and recordings were believed lost for decades until copies of the scripts were found in the s in the Library of Congress and both published in a book and performed with Marx Brother impersonators for BBC Radio.

Their last Paramount film, Duck Soup — directed by the most highly regarded director they ever worked with, Leo McCarey — is the highest rated of the five Marx Brothers films to make the American Film Institute 's " years It did not do as well as Horse Feathers , but was the sixth-highest grosser of The film also led to a feud between the Marxes and the village of Fredonia, New York.

Freedonia, of course, was the name of the fictional country in Duck Soup , and the city fathers wrote to Paramount and asked the studio to remove all references in the film to Freedonia because "it is hurting our town's image".

Groucho fired back a sarcastic reply asking them to change the name of their town because "it's hurting our picture". The Marx Brothers left Paramount because of disagreements over creative decisions and financial issues.

Zeppo left the act to become an agent and went on to build with his brother Gummo one of the biggest talent agencies in Hollywood, helping the likes of Jack Benny and Lana Turner get their starts.

Groucho and Chico did radio, and there was talk of returning to Broadway. Unlike the free-for-all scripts at Paramount, Thalberg insisted on a strong story structure, making them into more sympathetic characters, interweaving their comedy with romantic plots and non-comic musical numbers, while the targets of their mischief were largely confined to clear villains.

Thalberg was adamant that these scripts had to include a "low point" where all seems lost for both the Marxes and the romantic leads.

Another idea of Thalberg's was that before filming would commence on an upcoming picture, the Marx Brothers would try out its material on the vaudeville stage, working on comic timing and learning what earned a laugh and what did not.

The first film that the brothers shot with Thalberg was A Night at the Opera , a satire on the world of opera , where the brothers help two young singers in love by throwing a production of Il Trovatore into chaos.

The film which includes a scene where they cram an absurd number of people into a tiny stateroom on a ship was a great success, and was followed two years later by the even bigger hit A Day at the Races , where the brothers cause mayhem in a sanitarium and at a horse race this sequence includes Groucho and Chico's famous "Tootsie Frootsie Ice Cream" sketch.

However, during shooting in , Thalberg died suddenly, and without him, the brothers did not have an advocate at MGM. Prior to the release of The Big Store , the team announced their retirement from the screen, but Chico was in dire financial straits; to help settle his gambling debts, the Marx Brothers made another two films together, A Night in Casablanca and Love Happy , both of them released by United Artists.

From the s onward, Chico and Harpo appeared separately and together in nightclubs and casinos. Groucho and Chico briefly appeared together in a short film promoting the Saturday Evening Post entitled "Showdown at Ulcer Gulch," directed by animator Shamus Culhane , Chico's son-in-law.

In , the three began production of Deputy Seraph, a TV series starring Harpo and Chico as blundering angels, and Groucho in every third episode as their boss, the "Deputy Seraph.

Groucho made a cameo appearance—uncredited, because of constraints in his NBC contract—in the last scene, and delivered the only line of dialog "We won't talk until we see our lawyer!

In addition to being a non-fiction biography of the Marxes, the film would have also featured the brothers reenacting much of their previously unfilmed material from both their vaudeville and Broadway eras.

The film, had it been made, would have been the first performance by the Brothers as a quartet since The five brothers made only one television appearance together, in , on an early incarnation of The Tonight Show called Tonight!

America After Dark , hosted by Jack Lescoulie. Around , the acclaimed director Billy Wilder considered writing and directing a new Marx Brothers film.

Tentatively titled "A Day at the U. Wilder had discussions with Groucho and Gummo, but the project was put on hold because of Harpo's ill-health and abandoned when Chico died in The special featured animated reworkings of various famous comedians' acts, including W.

Leonard , George Jessel and the Marx Brothers. Most of the comedians provided their own voices for their animated counterparts, except for Fields and Chico Marx both had died , and Zeppo Marx who had left show business in Voice actor Paul Frees filled in for all three no voice was needed for Harpo, who was also deceased.

The sketch featured animated representations, if not the voices, of all four brothers. Romeo Muller is credited as having written special material for the show, but the script for the classic "Napoleon Scene" was probably supplied by Groucho.

Many television shows and movies have used Marx Brothers references. Animaniacs and Tiny Toons , for example, have featured Marx Brothers jokes and skits.

In the Airwolf episode 'Condemned', four anti-virus formulae for a deadly plague were named after the four Marx Brothers.

Lucy had met the Marxes when she appeared in a supporting role in an earlier Marx Brothers film, Room Service. They are the only group to be so honored.

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