Born Julius Henry Marx in New York City, he began his entertainment profession at an early age when his first job was singing in an Episcopal church choir. Later, with members of his family, he toured in a vaudeville skit called "Fun in Hiskule," 1904-1941, and found success on Broadway and in the film industry. Groucho then made six movies as a solo, as well as teaming up with many other well-known entertainers in radio and television shows. After a ten-year retirement, he returned to show business in 1972, and died in 1977, at 87.
Includes materials covering Marx's professional life, such as scrapbooks, movie and play scripts, book manuscripts, sheet music, and photographs, correspondence (1932-1977), films, audiotapes, and miscellaneous materials. Contains some original art, including a drawing of Groucho by Thomas Hart Benton,
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History