Groucho Marx

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Groucho Marx
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Birth name Julius Henry Marx
Born October 2, 1890 in New York City, New York, USA
Died August 19, 1977 in Los Angeles, California, USA from pneumonia
Notable Shows You Bet Your Life: Host
Awards 1 Emmy
TV Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Other: 1 Honorary Academy Award
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Groucho Marx was an American comedian best known for his work as a member of the Marx Brothers and for hosting the early game show You Bet Your Life.




Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
You Bet Your Life Host 1950–1961
Tell It to Groucho Host 1962

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Colgate Comedy Hour Guest 4x18 - Eddie Cantor January 31, 1954
Shower of Stars Himself 1x03 - Entertainment on Wheels November 18, 1954
The Jack Benny Program Himself 5x14 - You Bet Your Life April 3, 1955
General Electric Theater Suspect in a Police Lineup 7x23 - The Incredible Jewel Robbery March 8, 1959
The Bell Telephone Hour Ko-Ko 2x11 - The Mikado April 29, 1960
The DuPont Show of the Week Narrator 1x06 - Merrily We Roll Along October 22, 1961
General Electric Theater John Graham 10x17 - The Hold-Out January 14, 1962
The Hollywood Palace Host 1x11 - Show 11 March 14, 1964
Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre Ed Davis 1x25 - Time for Elizabeth April 24, 1964
The Hollywood Palace Guest 2x16 - Show 40 January 16, 1965
The Hollywood Palace Host 2x28 - Show 52 April 17, 1965
I Dream of Jeannie Himself 2x17 - Greatest Invention in the World January 9, 1967

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Popsicle Parade of Stars July 17, 1949
Four Star Revue October 11, 1952
Person to Person April 9, 1954
This Is Your Life Harold Lloyd December 14, 1955
The Milton Berle Show February 21, 1956
Tonight! America After Dark February 18, 1957
The Jack Paar Tonight Show November 12, 1958
The Jack Paar Tonight Show June 12, 1959
The Jack Paar Tonight Show September 15, 1959
What's My Line? Show 482 September 20, 1959
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show October 4, 1959
The Jack Paar Tonight Show December 4, 1959
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson October 1, 1962
What's My Line? Show 684 October 13, 1963
Today November 8, 1963
What's My Line? Show 738 November 15, 1964
What's My Line? Show 858 April 23, 1967
The Jackie Gleason Show October 14, 1967
The Kraft Music Hall Taste of Funny December 13, 1967
The Kraft Music Hall The Friars Club Roasts Johnny Carson October 23, 1968
The Jackie Gleason Show April 12, 1969
The Music Scene Final Show
The David Frost Show May 27, 1970
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson May 28, 1973


Series Episode Airdate Credit
The Life of Riley 1x01 - Babs' School Election January 2, 1953
General Electric Theater 8x25 - Do Not Disturb March 20, 1960
Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre 1x25 - Time for Elizabeth April 24, 1964

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(1 Nomination / 1 Win)

  • Won: Most Outstanding Personality (1950-51)

Hollywood Walk of Fame

  • TV star

Academy Awards

  • Won: Honorary Award (1974) - In recognition of his brilliant creativity and for the unequaled achievements of the Marx Brothers in the art of motion picture comedy.