Zeppo fue el último de los Marx en escoger su apodo y no hay ninguna certeza sobre el origen del mismo. Groucho Marx dijo en una ocasión que su hermano había escogido este apodo en referencia al zepelín , artilugio volador probado por primera vez hacia la fecha de su nacimiento.
Zeppo's importance to the Marx Brothers' initial success was as a Marx Brother who could 'pass' as a normal person. None of Zeppo's replacements ( Allan Jones , Kenny Baker and others) could assume this character as convincingly as Zeppo, because they were actors, and Zeppo was the real thing, cast to type" (562).
Zeppo - Herbert Marx (25 febbraio 1901 – 30 novembre 1979) Poco dopo la fine della prima guerra mondiale Gummo lasciò il gruppo e si ritirò dalle scene per avviare delle attività imprenditoriali.
Zeppo Marx (uncle) Melinda Marie Marx (born August 14, 1946) is an American actress, singer, and musician who had a brief movie career. She is the daughter and only surviving child of Groucho Marx and his second wife, Kay Marvis Gorcey.
Groucho Marx tourne dans 23 films dont 13 avec ses frères, principalement Chico et Harpo.En 1922, les Marx Brothers tournent leur premier film, Humor Risk, mais une fois terminé, ils le trouvent mauvais et décident de ne pas le sortir.
"A lifelong Marx fan, Hannah uses the brothers’ antics not only as entertainment, but also as a springboard to introspection. We learn what the most popular gags and scenes are with her students, as well as whom their favorite brother is (spoiler: it ain’t Zeppo). Hannah also tells of a surprising encounter with a Harpo painting.
Animal Crackers: Directed by Victor Heerman. With The Marx Brothers, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx. Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding.