Arthur Marx, Son of Groucho and Writer for TV Sitcoms, Dies at 89

Apr 15, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Arthur Marx, the son of Groucho Marx and a writer for some of television’s most popular comedies, has died, reports The New York Times. He was 89.

Marx, along with Robert Fisher, wrote for such shows as "Alice," "All in the Family," "McHale’s Navy," "Petticoat Junction" and "My Three Sons," the story says.

Marx worked as a reader at MGM after serving with the Coast Guard during World War II, and then turned to screenwriting, the article notes. He wrote scripts for the 1947 Blondie film "Blondie in the Dough" and popular short films narrated by Pete Smith, and later worked on screenplays with Robert Fisher, a former writer for his father, for Bob Hope films such as "I’ll Take Sweden," the story says.


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