Melinda Marx
Melinda Marx

Melinda Marx Biography (Wikipedia)

Melinda Marie Marx (born August 14, 1946) is an American actress, singer, and musician who had a brief movie career. She is the daughter of Groucho Marx and his second wife, Kay Marvis Gorcey.

Melinda Marx appeared frequently on television with her father. She was a contestant on his quiz show You Bet Your Life at least three times: Her first appearance was when she was 8 yrs-old (and a surprise contestant who did not play the game) with boxer, Mickey Walker. On this same episode Melinda and dad, Groucho sang "There Is Beauty in the Bellow of the Blast" from "The Mikado" by Gilbert and Sullivan. On a later episode she and Groucho teamed up with Edgar Bergen and his then 11-year-old daughter, Candice Bergen to win $1,000 for the Girl Scouts of the USA.; She appeared a third time in 1961 episode with singer/actor Bobby Van as a contestant and did a number with him on stage. They won $2000. Six years later, father and daughter shared a "Father's Day" installment of The Dating Game. She acted alongside her father in a television production of The Mikado (1960) on The Bell Telephone Hour and the film The Story of Mankind (1957). After a few more roles in films, including an uncredited appearance in the movie Bye, Bye Birdie (1963), and The Violent Ones, Melinda retired from acting in 1972. A musician, mostly playing the mandolin, she was in a Gloriana Opera Company (Mendocino County, CA) production of Bye, Bye Birdie, in 1996, alternately playing bass and guitar. She is one of their regular ensemble.

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