Groucho Marx died 35 years ago today. It’s a shame that at the time of his death, Aug. 19, 1977, his tragedy was overshadowed by Elvis Presley’s passing just three days before.
During his prime, Marx was a great comedian, film and television star. He made a whooping 26 movies, 13 of them with his brothers Chico and Harpo. He and his brothers were better known as The Marx Brothers. They were in high demand all over the entertainment industry; making appearances in movies, TV and radio shows.
But the 121-year-old (today) was by far the most successful of the three. Some even considered him the king of comedy and a master of innuendo. And of course, “Love flies out the door, when money comes innuendo.”
Some other famous lines by Marx:
“You can’t fool me, there’s no such thing as a sanity clause!”
“I can see you bending over a hot stove. Only, I don’t see the stove”
“We took some pictures of the native girls but they weren’t developed. But we’re going back again in a couple of weeks.”
Apart from his box office hits, A Night a the Opera and Animal Crackers, Groucho still has an impact on us today: the “Groucho” walk as well as the nose glasses were inspired by none other than Marx himself.
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