The Marx Brothers Similar Artists

Groucho Marx - 71% match to The Marx Brothers

Genres: Comedy Radio Shows Soundtracks Spoken Word
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Danny Kaye - 63% match to The Marx Brothers

Genres: Children's Music Comedy Easy Listening Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Daniel Kaminski, 18 January 1913, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 3 March 1987, Los Angeles, California, USA. Kaye was an extraordinary entertainer and an apparently inexhaustible comedian, mimic and dancer who seemed to be able to twist his face and body into any shape he wanted. As a singer, he specialized in very fast double talk and tongue twisters, but Read more

Joyce Grenfell - 35% match to The Marx Brothers

Genres: Comedy Easy Listening
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joyce Irene Phipps, 10 February 1910, London, England, d. 30 November 1979, London, England. An actress, singer and author, and a brilliant exponent of the monologue and witty song. The daughter of American parents - her mother’s sister was Nancy Astor - Joyce Phipps used to describe herself as ‘three fourths American’. She became interested in the theatre at Read more

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Jerry Lewis - 29% match to The Marx Brothers

Genres: Comedy Spoken Word Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Levitch, 16 March 1926, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Born into a showbusiness family, Lewis was intermittently on-stage from the age of five and in his mid-teens had become a professional comedian and mimic. In 1946 he teamed up with Dean Martin, for whom Lewis has expressed great admiration. Their double act clicked instantly and they were soon one of the hottest showbus Read more

Bob Hope - 28% match to The Marx Brothers

Genres: Comedy Comedy Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Leslie Townes Hope, 29 May 1903, Eltham, London, England, d. 27 July 2003, Hollywood, California, USA. One of the all-time great entertainers; an actor and comedian, whose singing ability has usually been sadly under-rated. Hope was taken to the USA at the age of four and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. As a teenager he tried his hand at various jobs including boxing, and toured Read more

Paul Robeson - 25% match to The Marx Brothers

Genres: Christian & Gospel Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 April 1898, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, d. 23 January 1976, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Robeson’s father was born into slavery, but he escaped at the age of 15 and eventually studied theology and became a preacher. His mother was a teacher, but she died in 1904. Education was of paramount importance to the Robeson family, one son became a physician, and the daugh Read more

Bessie Jones - 20% match to The Marx Brothers

Genres: Blues Folk
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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8 February 1902, Smithville, Georgia, USA, d. October 1984, USA. Jones became the greatest exponent of the music of the black communities of the Georgia Sea Islands. The islanders’ isolation led to the retention of many African cultural elements, and there are also cultural affinities with the Bahamas, where many Royalist slaveholders fled from the Sea Islands during th Read more

Jeri Southern - 20% match to The Marx Brothers

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Genevieve Hering, 5 August 1926, Royal, Nebraska, USA, d. 4 August 1991, Los Angeles, California, USA. A warm, ‘smoky’ voiced, jazz-influenced singer/pianist, Southern studied at the Notre Dame Academy, Omaha, and later played piano at the local Blackstone Hotel. After touring with a US Navy recruiting show, where she began singing, she worked at several venues in Read more

Stan Freberg - 19% match to The Marx Brothers

Genres: Comedy Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stanley Victor Freberg, 7 August 1926, Los Angeles, California, USA. Freberg was a satirist who experienced great popularity during the early 50s in the USA. He pioneered the style of satire and parody later used on such television programmes as Saturday Night Live. He performed on radio and television acted, wrote books as well as his own comedy material, worked in advertis Read more

Al Jolson - 18% match to The Marx Brothers

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Asa Yoelson, 26 May 1886, Srednick, Lithuania (his exact date of birth is uncertain), d. 23 October 1950, San Francisco, California, USA. Shortly before the turn of the century, Jolson’s father, Moses Yoelson, emigrated to the USA. In a few years he was able to send for his wife and four children, who joined him in Washington DC. Moses Yoelson was cantor at a synagogue Read more

Cab Calloway - 16% match to The Marx Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cabell Calloway, 25 December 1907, Rochester, New York, USA, d. 18 November 1994, Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, Delaware, USA. Involved in showbusiness from an early age, vocalist Calloway was an occasional drummer and MC, working mostly in Baltimore, where he was raised, and Chicago, where he relocated in the late 20s. He worked with his sister Blanche, and then, in 1929, h Read more

Spike Jones - 14% match to The Marx Brothers

Genres: Comedy Holiday & Seasonal Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s
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Henry Thomas - 13% match to The Marx Brothers

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1874, Big Sandy, Texas, USA, d. c.1930. One of the oldest black folk artists to record during the 20s, Thomas’ highly individual repertoire of rags, breakdowns, church songs and ballads is of considerable importance to musicologists seeking to document the milieu from which the blues developed. Born to ex-slaves on a sharecropping farm in east Texas, Thomas was more tha Read more

Anton Karas - 12% match to The Marx Brothers

Genres: Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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1 July 1906, Vienna, Austria, d. 9 January 1985, Vienna, Austria. The man who arguably did more to popularize the zither than anyone before or after him, is best remembered as the sound behind the famous ‘The Third Man Theme’ (Harry Lime). Carol Reed’s classic 1949 movie, The Third Man, utilized Karas’ music throughout, and it was no surprise that filmgoe Read more

Redd Foxx - 12% match to The Marx Brothers

Genres: Comedy
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