Eden Hartford

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Eden Hartford
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Groucho Marx and Eden Hartford
Born Edna Marie Higgins
(1930-04-10)April 10, 1930
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Died December 15, 1983(1983-12-15) (aged 53)
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place Westwood Memorial Cemetery
Other names Eden Marx
Years active 1957–83
Groucho Marx
(m. 1954; div. 1969)
Relatives Dee Hartford (sister)

Eden Hartford (born Edna Marie Higgins; April 10, 1930 – December 15, 1983) was an American film actress from 1957–62.

She was born to Edgar (1884–1975) and Beatrice Higgins (1894–?) in Utah as Edna Marie Higgins.[1] Her elder sister is actress Dee Hartford. She was of the Mormon faith.[2]


She died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California in 1983, aged 53, from endometrial cancer.[3] Before her death she had been living in Palm Springs, California.[4] She was married to Groucho Marx from 1954 until their divorce in 1969, but had no children.[citation needed] Hartford's ashes are interred in a small niche at Westwood Memorial Cemetery, with her former married name of 'Marx' on her epitaph.


  1. ^ Groucho talks about cigars & Chico & Eden Hartford, youtube.com; accessed November 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "Biographies: Latter-day Saint and/or Utah Film Personalities: H". www.ldsfilm.com. 
  3. ^ Profile, stuffnobodycaresabout.com, September 11, 2013; accessed November 20, 2015.
  4. ^ Meeks, Eric G. (2012). The Best Guide Ever to Palm Springs Celebrity Homes. Horatio Limburger Oglethorpe. p. 183. ISBN 978-1479328598. 

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