Chico Marx

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March 22, 1887 – October 11, 1961

Leonard “Chico” Marx was the oldest of the legendary Marx Brothers comedy team.  Born in New York City, Chico (pronounced “Chick-o”) and his brothers performed from an early age in vaudeville with their uncle.  All of the brothers were talented musicians, but it was the more-or-less accidental discovery that they were hilarious that eventually launched them into super-stardom.  Chico adopted a stage persona of a rural Italian who dressed in baggy clothes and Bavarian hat.  These traits came to define him as a character. His talents extended beyond comedy on the screen, as well.  He assumed the role of the group’s manager after their mother passed away and was as successful band leader and pianist. He was also a very talented gambling addict. And a womanizer. But, let’s just remember the funny stuff.

Burial

Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Glendale, CA

Specific Location

Freedom Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Worship, Crypt #22018; Lower level of the mausoleum, turn right into the main, north/south hallway and the Sanctuary of Worship will be the first hall on your right, Chico is buried on your right, two tiers in from the main corridor and about 6 rows up.

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