Herbert Manfred Marx (1901 - 1979) MP

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Nicknames: "Zeppo"
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Birthplace: New York, NY, USA
Death: Died in Palm Springs, CA, USA
Cause of death: Lung cancer.
Occupation: Comedian, Actor, Inventor, Theatrical Agent
Managed by: Tina
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About Herbert Manfred Marx

Herbert Manfred Marx was the youngest of the five Marx Brothers. He appeared in the first five Marx Brothers films as a straight man and romantic lead, before leaving the team for a career as a theatrical agent.

Though a straight man on stage, he was reputed to be very funny in person, perhaps the funniest of his siblings. As the youngest and having grown up watching his brothers, he could fill in for and imitate any of the others when illness kept them from performing.

Marx is best know for his work in "Duck Soup" and "Monkey Business."

Offstage, Zeppo had great mechanical skills and was largely responsible for keeping the Marx family car running. Zeppo later owned a company which machined parts for the war effort during World War II, Marman Products Co. Inglewood, CA later known as the Aeroquip Company. This company produced a motorcycle, called the Marman Twin and the Marman clamps used to hold the "Fat Man" atomic bomb inside the B-29 bomber Bockscar. He also founded a large theatrical agency with his brother Gummo, and invented a wristwatch that would monitor the pulse rate of cardiac patients and give off an alarm if they went into cardiac arrest.

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Herbert "Zeppo" Marx's Timeline

1901
February 25, 1901
New York, NY, USA
1927
April 12, 1927
Age 26
1945
1945
Age 43
1959
September 18, 1959
Age 58
1972
1972
Age 70
1979
November 30, 1979
Age 78
Palm Springs, CA, USA
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