Milton Marx (October 23, 1892 - April 21, 1977), known as Gummo, was one of the Marx Brothers. He worked with his brothers on Vaudeville, but left the act because he did not like performing. This was before they made any of their famous movies.
After leaving the act, Gummo went into the dressmaking business. Later he joined with his brother Zeppo Marx and operated a theatrical agency. The agency was later sold and Gummo turned to representing his brother Groucho Marx and television show The Life of Riley, which he helped develop.
He was given his nickname because he wore gum-soled shoes.
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He was given his nickname because he wore gum-soled shoes. Novello was portrayed in the fictional film Gosford Park (2001) by Jeremy Northam and several of his songs were used for the film's soundtrack. The agency was later sold and Gummo turned to representing his brother Groucho Marx and television show The Life of Riley, which he helped develop. The Ivor Novello Award is a prize awarded for songwriting, named for Ivor Novello, and awarded each year by the record industry to song writers and arrangers rather than the performing artistes. Later he joined with his brother Zeppo Marx and operated a theatrical agency. It was alleged by W. Somerset Maugham that Winston Churchill confided in him that he had once been to bed with Novello. After leaving the act, Gummo went into the dressmaking business. Novello was a homosexual, well known for some of his more glamorous affairs. For 35 years, he was the lover of the British actor Bobby Andrews, and he had an affair with the British poet and writer Siegfried Sassoon.
This was before they made any of their famous movies. However, he continued to appear on stage until the day before his sudden death. He worked with his brothers on Vaudeville, but left the act because he did not like performing. This downfall from his luxurious lifestyle completely broke his spirit, and he was never the same man after his release. Milton Marx (October 23, 1892 - April 21, 1977), known as Gummo, was one of the Marx Brothers. During World War II, Novello was convicted of illegal use of rationed petrol (gasoline) and was briefly imprisoned. He generally composed his music to the librettos of Christopher Hassall.
Novello wrote his musical shows in the style of operetta, and was one of the last major composers in this form. He also went to Hollywood and appeared in films, but the stage remained his first love and the medium for his major successes. He first became well known as a result of the song, "Keep the Home Fires Burning", which he composed during World War I. After the war, he appeared on stage in the West End, in musical shows of his own devising, the best known being The Dancing Years (1939). He was born at Llwyn-yr-Eos (Grove of Nightingales), Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, Wales, to Dame Clara Novello Davies (1861-1943), a well-known singer and teacher, and David Davies, a tax collector.
David Ivor Davies (January 15, 1893 - March 6, 1951), better known as Ivor Novello , was one of the most popular entertainers of the 20th century. "Yesterday". "Someday my Heart will Awake". "We'll Gather Lilacs".
"When I Curtsied to the King". "My Dearest Dear". "I can Give you the Starlight". "Rose of England".
"Shine Through my Dreams". "Fold Your Wings". "Keep the Home Fires Burning". Gay's the Word (1951).
King's Rhapsody (1949). Perchance to Dream (1945). Arc de Triomphe (1943). The Dancing Years (1939).
Crest of the Wave (1937). Careless Rapture (1936). Glamorous Night (1935).