Saturday, December 15, 2018
"Groucho Wife" Actress Eden Hartford Marx 1983 Westwood Village Cemetery
Eden Hartford (born Edna Marie Higgins; April 10, 1930 – December 15, 1983) was an American film actress from 1957–62. She was married to Groucho Marx from 1954 until their divorce in 1969, but had no children.
She was born to Edgar (1884–1975) and Beatrice Higgins (1894–?) in Utah as Edna Marie Higgins. Her elder sister is actress Dee Hartford. She was of the Mormon faith.
She died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California in 1983, aged 53, from endometrial cancer. Before her death she had been living in Palm Springs, California.
Eden Hartford's ashes are interred in a small niche at Westwood Village Memorial Park, with her former married name of 'Marx' on her epitaph.
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3. Profile, stuffnobodycaresabout.com, September 11, 2013
4. Meeks, Eric G. (2012). The Best Guide Ever to Palm Springs Celebrity Homes. Horatio Limburger Oglethorpe. p. 183. ISBN 978-1479328598.