Groucho Marx and Eden Hartford
Edna Marie Higgins
April 10, 1930
|Died||December 15, 1983 53) (aged|
|Resting place||Westwood Memorial Cemetery|
|Other names||Eden Marx|
(m. 1954; div. 1969)
|Relatives||Dee Hartford (sister)|
She was born to Edgar (1884–1975) and Beatrice Higgins (1894–1989) in Utah as Edna Marie Higgins. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her elder sister is actress Dee Hartford, who was married to film director Howard Hawks.
She died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California in 1983, aged 53, from endometrial cancer. Before her death she had been living in Palm Springs, California. She was married to Groucho Marx from 1954 until their divorce in 1969, but had no children. Hartford's ashes are interred in a small niche at Westwood Memorial Cemetery, with her former married name of 'Marx' on her epitaph.
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