Groucho Marx, is considered one of the best American comedians of the modern era. He, achieved great success in film, on stage, radio, television and music as well. Woody Allen said, “Groucho Marx, was the greatest comedian this country has ever produced.” He and his brothers, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo were vaudeville superstars. They created Broadway shows, which they turned into very successful films. Groucho appeared in 26 films. 13 with his brothers. “A Night at the Opera,” “A Day at the Races,” “Duck Soup” and “Monkey Business” are highlights.
Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo became comedy legends as the Marx Brothers. They were seamlessly perfect foils for each other. Groucho, was the master of “Insult Comedy.” As the outspoken loose cannon, he got most of the laughs and notoriety. His trademark glasses, nose and moustache, became a staple at gag stores worldwide.
By the time, Groucho became a television star on the game show “You Bet Your Life,” he had been a comedy legend for half a century. The show’s interviews, served as a backdrop for his free form sarcastic ad-libs. The show’s, very successful 11 year run, was early television’s most popular. He, also served as “Tonight Show” host for 6 months, following Jack Paar’s exit. It was Groucho, who introduced Johnny Carson as the show’s next host.
As a serious guitar player, he admired the Beatles, met John Lennon and attended their show at the Hollywood Bowl. Elton John and Queen had a mutual admiration relationship with Groucho as well. His Marx Brothers Films will live forever. This comedy icon’s razor sharp wit is still celebrated on television reruns. Woody Allen is right. Groucho Marx is forever one of the best !
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