|Marx Brothers (mɑːks)|
|the. a US family of film comedians, esp Arthur Marx, known as Harpo (1888--1964), Herbert Marx, known as Zeppo (1901--79), Julius Marx, known as Groucho (1890--1977), and Leonard Marx, known as Chico (1886--1961). Their films include Animal Crackers (1930), Monkey Business (1931), Horsefeathers (1932), Duck Soup (1933), and A Day at the Races (1937)|
A family of American film comedians who flourished in the 1930s; Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera are two of their films. The brothers included the wisecracking, cigar-smoking Groucho; the harp-playing, woman-chasing Harpo, who never spoke but beeped a bicycle horn instead; and the piano-playing, Italian-accented Chico. A fourth brother, Zeppo, appeared in a few films, but a fifth brother, Gummo, did not appear in any.
Note: Groucho Marx later had a successful career on television and as a nightclub entertainer.