Louis Marx

Businessperson, Inventor

1896 – 1982

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Who was Louis Marx?

Louis Marx was an American toy maker and businessman whose company, Louis Marx and Company, was the largest toy company in the world in the 1950s. Marx was described as an intense, hard-driving, and energetic man, who "[T]alks, walks, and gestures tirelessly, like one of his own wound-up toys."

Marx was known by numerous nicknames, including "Toycoon," "the Henry Ford of the toy industry," "the hawk of the toy industry," and "the toy king of America."

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Born
Aug 11, 1896
Brooklyn
Also known as
  • Toycoon
  • the Henry Ford of the toy industry
  • the hawk of the toy industry
  • the toy king of America
Children
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Employment
  • Louis Marx and Company
Lived in
  • Brooklyn
Died
Feb 5, 1982
White Plains
Resting place
Woodlawn Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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