Maxine Marx (1918 - 2009)

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Paul E. Gierucki
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Maxine Marx (1918 - 2009)

Postby Paul E. Gierucki » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:52 pm

From POVOnline:

Maxine Marx, daughter of Chico, passed away in her sleep early Monday morning, September 14, at the age of 91. She was a lovely lady with a nice background in acting and in teaching acting. Maxine was always accommodating to the many Marx Brothers fans who sought her out for interviews and info, and an awful lot of them became fans of this charming woman. I spent an evening with her about twenty years ago and while she had many great stories of her father and uncles, it was more fun to hear her talk about her own life and the many talented friends she'd acquired. Folks just liked Maxine and her legacy includes a lot of actors who cherish her tutelage.


From The Marx Brothers Council of Britain:

Another link to the Brothers is broken: Chico's daughter Maxine Marx passed away last week at the ripe age of 91.

Maxine was the author of Growing Up With Chico, a hugely enjoyable memoir and - I believe I'm correct in saying - the only book to date devoted solely to the great Leonard Marx. (Whereas books solely on the subject of brother Julius currently stand somewhere in the higher squillions.)

In the book, she recalls that one of the last things her father said to her before his death was:
"Remember, honey, don't forget what I told you. Put in my coffin a deck of cards, a mashie niblick, and a pretty blonde."

Maxine Marx, hail and farewell!


Robert Moulton
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Re: Maxine Marx (1918 - 2009)

Postby Robert Moulton » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:04 pm

Found this website Sam Marx Genealogy a week or so ago and found it pretty interesting. It looks like the author has tracked down Sam Marx's genealogy. Unless the site is a big put on I think he has found the right Sam Marx because he has a birthdate of Oct 23, 1859 and that matches what Groucho wrote in a letter to his daughter Miriam that is reprinted in 'Love, Groucho'.

Looks like Sam had eight siblings and only one or two made it to adulthood. No wonder he didn't seem to share much about his past. I'm always amazed when people manage to turn stuff like this up.

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