Miriam Marx

Miriam Marx Allen (May 19, 1927 – June 29, 2017) was an author and the daughter of Groucho Marx, and his first wife, Ruth Johnson.

Miriam Marx
Born(1927-05-19)May 19, 1927
DiedJune 29, 2017(2017-06-29) (aged 90)
Other namesMiriam Allen
OccupationWriter, memoirist
Parent(s)Groucho Marx
Ruth Johnson
RelativesArthur Marx (brother)
Melinda Marx (paternal half-sister)

Her elder brother was Arthur Marx. Her married name was Miriam Allen. Besides having worked for a time on the writing staff of her father's quiz show You Bet Your Life during the 1950s, she later appeared in several Marx Brothers documentaries.[1] In her book, Love Groucho: Letters from Groucho Marx to His Daughter Miriam, she detailed her difficult relationship with Groucho, her battle against addictive substances, and her eventual reconciliation with her father.[2] She died at the age of 90 in 2017.[3]


  • Marx, Miriam. Love Groucho: Letters from Groucho Marx to His Daughter Miriam. Faber & Faber, 1992; ISBN 0-571-12915-3.


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