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The Marx... Laugh your head off with the funniest siblings on the silver screen with this... more info $59.98was $59.98 Buy Now

The Cocoanuts... The legendary Marx Brothers - Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo - made their... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

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Also Known As: Leonard Marx,Chico [Marx] Died: October 11, 1961
Born: March 26, 1887 Cause of Death: heart ailment
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ... actor comedian pianist bandleader
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Chico (variously pronounced as "Cheek-o" and "Chik-o") was the dumb but wisecracking, piano-playing Marx Brother, whose character protected the innocent Harpo while flummoxing the all-knowing Groucho. Wearing a dark curly wig, a pointed hat and a goofy grin, he portrayed an Italian stereotype common in early 20th-century vaudeville which would later be deemed offensive. The eldest of the brothers, Chico (supposedly nicknamed for his success with "chicks") started his career with brother Harpo, after teenaged jobs as a pianist and wrestler. Such acts as "Fun in Hi Skool" (1911) and ""Home Again" (1914), helped the brothers hone their stage personalities: notably the smart-mouthed con-man (Groucho), the dumb Italian (Chico) and the mute faun (Harpo).

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