Groucho Marx

Groucho Marx

Born: October 2, 1890

Died: August 19, 1977

Nationality: American

Occupation: Comedian

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: As reported in: Greensboro Record, "Inside TV" by Eve Starr, November 3, 1954. This quotation is often attributed to Ambrose Bierce, but it wasn't found in any of his works.
Source/Notes: When a young actress asked his advice on how to win fame and fortune. As quoted in: As quoted in: People I have loved, known or admired (1970), p. 56, "Groucho"

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Source/Notes: 'Doctor' Hugo Z. Hackenbush, played by Groucho Marx in "A Day at the Races" (1937)
Source/Notes: To S J Perelman about his book Dawn Ginsbergh's Revenge (1929), as quoted in LIFE (9 February 1962)