answers WHO WHAT WHERE WHEN: Zeppo
; The Stars and Stripes; Bolivia; 1910.
In addition to talking about their lives, the pair shared titbits about the Marx brothers, Harpo, Chico, Groucho, Gummo and Zeppo
, and jazz music, of which they are both fans.
His ineffectual father (Frenchie) and assertive mother (Minnie) doted on his younger brothers, the "sickly" (Gummo) and their baby (Zeppo
); while Harpo, "a quiet and dreamy child" his teachers labelled "slow," endured persistent bullying by Irish-American classmates; and Chico, "a pathological gambler and thief who often pawned the family's possessions to pay off his debts," remained "Minnie's favorite" (4).
After divorcing Zeppo
Marx in 1973, she married the "My Way" singer three years later.
The former model and Las Vegas showgirl had previously been married to Zeppo
Marx, the youngest of the Marx Brothers.
Prior to marrying Frank, Barbara had tied the knot on two previousoccasions, including to Zeppo
Marx, who was the youngest of the MarxBrothers comedy family.
Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film in a way that is "nothing short of masterful" (Chicago Tribune) and reacquaints us with the humor of brothers Harpo, Chico, Zeppo
and Gummo, Charlie Chaplin, W.C.
How were film stars Chico, Harpo, Groucho and Zeppo
Their foursome always had the dominating Groucho belittling Chico, Harpo, and Zeppo
. However, Chico and Harpo invariably would outmaneuver the authoritative Groucho, while the underused Zeppo
eventually left the team.
He later married Barbara Marx, the widow of Zeppo
from the Marx Brothers, in 1976.
* [Joke entry-greeting the Marx Brothers:] "Hello, Groucho, hello Chico, hello Harpo, hello Gummo, hello Zeppo
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