Groucho And Me

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Da Capo Press, Jun 16, 2009 - 376 pages
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With impeccable timing, outrageous humor, irreverent wit, and a superb sense of the ridiculous, Groucho tells the saga of the Marx Brothers: the poverty of their childhood in New York's Upper East Side; the crooked world of small-time vaudeville (where they learned to carry blackjacks); how a pretzel magnate and the graceless dancer of his dreams led to the Marx Brothers' first Broadway hit, I'll Say She Is!; how the stock market crash in 1929 proved a godsend for Groucho (even though he lost nearly a quarter of a million dollars); the adventures of the Marx Brothers in Hollywood, the making of their hilarious films, and Groucho's triumphant television series,You Bet Your Life! Here is the life and lunatic times of the great eccentric genius, Groucho, a.k.a. Julius Henry Marx.
 

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User Review  - unclebob53703 - LibraryThing

His life from childhood through his TV show "You Bet Your Life." There are some musing on life subjects that struck me as very mild, some interesting background material, and lots of very funny ... Read full review

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User Review  - ChelseaRebman - LibraryThing

I've never liked autobiographies or biographies, for that matter, but I've read this one several times. It's filled to the brim with Groucho's wonderful wit. Wisecracks and abound, and Groucho brings ... Read full review

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As a member of the Marx Brothers, Julius (1895–1977), a.k.a. Groucho, enjoyed a sensational career on Broadway and in Hollywood with such comedy classics as Animal Crackers, Duck Soup, and A Night at the Opera. His solo career included work as a film actor, television game show emcee, and author of Groucho & Me, his autobiography.

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