Miriam Marx Allen


Age: 90

eldest daughter of comedian Groucho Marx (died 1977) who helped to edit his popular quiz show You Bet Your Life and turned his letters into a story that revealed a side of the famous actor few knew (for decades Marx wrote his daughter letters that brimmed with tenderness and were sometimes tinged with nostalgia, a sharp departure from the biting sarcasm and leering sexism that were the quick-witted humorist's first weapons of choice), and who collected nearly 200 of her father's letters in her 1992 memoir Love, Groucho: Letters from Groucho Marx to his Daughter Miriam.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: May 19, 1927

Died: June 29, 2017

Capistrano Beach, California