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Saturday, November 26, 2005

Were Karl and Groucho Cousins?

From The (London, U.K.) Independent:

Michael Marx: So what's a nice boy like this doing in a business like property?

He resembles Groucho, shares a name with Karl, and spends time with Gerald Ronson and Jack the Ripper


By Abigail Townsend
Published: 27 November 2005

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Marx, 58, may share a surname with one of history's most radical political thinkers - and indeed bear more than a passing resemblance to a Marx brother - but at first he is quietly spoken and polite, giving little away.

As the interview goes on, however, he shows a more animated side, including a passion for the sector, theories about Jack the Ripper and a mean impression of property tycoon Gerald Ronson. He even relates how an uncle claimed to have built a family tree linking them to both Karl and the Marx brothers (no one was convinced and the uncle died before proof could be found).

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