Groucho Marx

Comedian Groucho Marx

Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx was an American comedian and film and television star. He is known as a master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era. His rapid-fire, often impromptu delivery of innuendo-laden patter earned him many admirers and imitators. He made 13 feature films with his siblings the Marx Brothers, of whom he was the third-born.
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Facing the challenges of the rich man's burden - The National
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It was Groucho Marx who said that he would never join a club that would accept him as a member. Norwegian governments seem to have taken this aphorism to heart, turning down membership of the euro zone, Nato, and even Opec, which has helped to
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Not dead yet - South Bend Tribune
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Eight comics will perform excerpts from stand-up routines or movie scenes from comedians such as Groucho Marx, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Bernie Mac and Kinison. The Marian High School graduate says he views Kinison as a groundbreaking performer for
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Pop culture Q&A: Learn the cast of 'The Closer' - Kansas City Star
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In his biography of Groucho Marx, Stefan Kanfer describes the piece this way: "Harpo and Chico acted in pantomime, stealing goods, running from the police, and assuming disguises, with Chico made up as a cop, and Harpo camouflaged as Groucho
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Cancer fighters club has a courageous, inspiring membership - Las Vegas Review-Journal
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I guess, to paraphrase Groucho Marx and his secret son Woody Allen, "I don't care to belong to a club that will have me as a member." But the club I recently joined is different. Membership isn't voluntary, far from it, and I've quickly learned that
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Groucho Marx Was My Favorite Hollywood Interviewee - Travel Adventure Cinema
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It was Groucho Marx. My editor had assigned me to update the obituaries of the Marx Brothers—all the brothers. I was thrilled. As a youngster, I was crazy about the Marx Brothers' movies, particularly their epic, A Night at the Opera, made at MGM
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Centenary of Mexico's 'Groucho Marx' - euronews
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It is 100 years since the birth of one of Mexico's best-loved popular characters. In his trademark baggy pants and scruffy clothes, Cantinflas embodied the rural anti-hero, a lovable rogue who survived on his wits. The character was the brainchild of
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Market in free fall. Who do you believe? - Newsworks.org (blog)
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I think it was Groucho Marx who asked, "Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?" In response to the downgrade of US debt by Standard & Poor's, President Obama says that regardless of what any rating agency says,
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RIP Francisco Rodriguez's vest. Once more for good measure. - Amazin' Avenue
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Groucho Marx "Kovalev would work with Tortorella like a kitty would work in a microwave. A lot of smoke and desperate clawing at the door. It wouldn't work. It would just be a big, hot mess." -Dig Deep by 8kpower on Jul 13, 2011 11:20 AM EDT up reply
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Marx Brothers Classic Musical Comedy Revived at Prairie Center - TribLocal
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For Jake Robertson, reviving a role played by Groucho Marx leaves little room for error. “The task comes down to being Groucho, so to prepare for the role, I've been watching a lot of his movies to extract the essence of his persona,” says Robertson,
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The Copacabana: A timeline - New York Post
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1947: Groucho Marx and Carmen Miranda star in the film “Copacabana.” * 1949: Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin start performing at the club, part of a large group of A-list performers who would frequent the Copa in the coming decades
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Senior Moments – for week of July 11 - The Shrewsbury Lantern
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SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – You ever hear of the song “Lydia the Tattooed Lady” sung by Groucho Marx in the movie “A Day at the Circus?” When I was young and taken to the Ringling Brothers “Greatest Show On Earth” I always marveled at the tattooed man
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Photo Anonymizer App Helps Protect Dissidents, Obscure Epic Bro-Downs - Fast Company
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The software handles both regular pixel-based blurring and several “fun” filters, including giant Groucho Marx glasses. After altering a picture, the app automatically strips all EXIF metadata such as GPS location and camera model and removes the
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Rod Walton: Father's Day goes better with Groucho Marx - Tulsa World
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But the best thing about Father's Day is Groucho Marx. I'll explain later, but my feeling about it is fairly straightforward Marx-ism. I wouldn't want to belong to any holiday that would have me for a member. Call me a Grouch, and I'd be honored,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Groucho Marx
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  • 1977
    In March 1977, Groucho invited Queen to visit him in his Los Angeles home; there they performed "'39" a cappella.
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    Marx was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with pneumonia on June 22, 1977 and died at the age of 86 on August 19, four months after Gummo.
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  • 1975
    Groucho's previous work regained popularity; new books of transcribed conversations were published by Richard J. Anobile and Charlotte Chandler. In a BBC interview in 1975, Groucho called his greatest achievement having a book selected for cultural preservation in the Library of Congress.
  • 1974
    On the 1974 Academy Awards telecast, Marx's final major public appearance, Jack Lemmon presented him with an honorary Academy Award to a standing ovation.
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  • 1973
    He also made an appearance in 1973 on a short-lived variety show hosted by Bill Cosby.
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  • 1972
    In 1972, largely at the behest of his companion Erin Fleming, Groucho staged a live one-man show at Carnegie Hall that was later released as a double album, An Evening with Groucho, on A&M Records.
  • 1971
    As he passed his 81st birthday in 1971, however, Groucho became increasingly frail, physically and mentally, as a result of a succession of minor strokes.
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  • 1964
    In 1964, Marx starred in the "Time for Elizabeth" episode of Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, a truncated version of a play that Groucho Marx and Norman Krasna wrote in 1948.
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  • 1958
    During a tour of Germany in 1958, accompanied by then-wife Eden, daughter Melinda, Robert Dwan and Dwan's daughter Judith, he climbed a pile of rubble that marked the site of Adolf Hitler's bunker, the site of Hitler's death, and performed a two-minute Charleston.
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  • 1950
    By the time You Bet Your Life debuted on TV on October 5, 1950, Groucho had grown a real mustache (which he had already sported earlier in the films Copacabana and Love Happy).
  • 1947
    You Bet Your Life debuted in October 1947 on radio on ABC (which aired it from 1947 to 1949), sponsored by costume jewelry manufacturer Allen Gellman; and then on CBS (1949–50), and finally NBC, continuing until May 1961—on radio only, 1947–1950; on both radio and television, 1950–1960; and on television only, 1960–1961.
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    In 1947 Marx was asked to host a radio quiz program You Bet Your Life.
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  • 1932
    Marx also worked as a radio comedian and show host. One of his earliest stints was a short-lived series in 1932, Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel, costarring Chico.
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  • 1915
    After the sinking of the in 1915, public anti-German sentiment was widespread, and Marx's German character was booed, so he quickly dropped the accent and developed the fast-talking wise-guy character that became his trademark.
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  • 1909
    By 1909 Minnie Marx had assembled her sons into a forgettable-quality vaudeville singing group billed as "The Four Nightingales".
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  • 1905
    After a few stabs at entry-level office work and jobs suitable for adolescents, Julius took to the stage as a boy singer with the Gene Leroy Trio, debuting at the Ramona Theatre in Grand Rapids, MI on July 16, 1905.
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  • 1890
    Julius Marx was born on October 2, 1890, in New York City, New York.
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