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Modern folk singer/songwriter Bob Cheevers was created and raised in Memphis; relocating to California after graduating university, he arrived a solo cope with Dot Information, immediately after resurfacing because the frontman from the bubblegum group Peppermint Trolley Firm. Though scoring a strike with “Baby You Arrive Rollin’ Across My Brain” and issuing a self-titled LP on Acta in 1968, the music group was perhaps most widely known for executing the theme music for the strike television comedies Appreciate, American Style and (during its initial period) The Brady Number; following the Peppermint Trolley Firm proceeded to go bust, Cheevers proved helpful as an employee songwriter with web publishers including MCA Music and Cobra Music, carrying on to execute at region showcases aswell. In 1991 he transferred to Nashville, 3 years afterwards earning the Kerrville New Folk Competiton; in 1997 he released his return LP Gettysburg to Graceland, implemented in 1999 with the Tales I Write.

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Full Name Bob Cheevers
Music Songs On Earth As It Is in Austin, Texas Is An Only Child, You Sound Just Like Willie, Is It Ever Gonna Rain, Texas To Tennessee, One More Nail, Grown Up People, Sound of a Door, Mushroom Cloud Lil, Give This Heart, Budget Motel, Plans To Meet In Paris, All I Want From Memphis, One Good Rib, The Stories I Write, Creaky Old Bones, Blue Eyes Always On My Mind, Hey Hey Billy, Popsicle Man, Fiona's World, Drivin' That Mercury, I Don't Need a Thing, Girl In Amarillo, New Forest Rain, Made in Mississippi, Turquoise Heart With A West Texas Smile, West Texas Sundown, Snake Oil Man, Falling Hard On Easy Street, Once In A Lifetime Ride, What I've Done For Love, Under The Bayou Moon
Albums Tall Texas Tales, Gettysburg to Graceland, On Earth As It Is in Austin, Fiona's World, Fifty Years, We Are All Naked, Snapshots (Compilation), One Man One Martin, The Stories I Write, Smoke and Mirrors, Texas To Tennessee


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1 His famous quote, "I don't want to belong to any club that would accept me as one of its members," first appeared in the gossip column of the Hearst newspaper's Erskine Johnson on October 20, 1949. Johnson claimed it came from Marx's resignation letter to the Friars Club.
2 He along with his brothers star in five of the American Film Institute's 100 Funniest Movies: Duck Soup (1933) at #5, A Night at the Opera (1935) at #12, A Day at the Races (1937) at #59, Horse Feathers (1932) at #65 and Monkey Business (1931) at #73.
3 Maternal grandfather, Lafe Schonburg, was a magician and ventriloquist who toured Germany for over 50 years with his wife and three children, one of whom was Groucho's mother Minnie. The Schonburgs emigrated to the United States in 1860. Lafe Schonburg died in Chicago, IL in 1919 at the age of 101.
4 Appeared as Johnny Carson's very first guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) where he introduced Carson to his newfound audience (October 1, 1962).
5 Appears on a 44¢ USA commemorative postage stamp, issued 11 August 2009, in the Early TV Memories issue honoring You Bet Your Life (1950).
6 W.C. Fields said that The Marx Brothers was the only act he couldn't follow on the live stage. He is known to have appeared on the same bill with them only once, during an engagement at Keith's Orpheum Theatre in Columbus, OH, in January 1915. At the time the Marx Brothers were touring "Home Again", and it didn't take Fields long to realize how his quiet comedy juggling act was faring against the anarchy of the Marxes. Fields later wrote of the engagement (and the Marxes), "They sang, danced, played harp and kidded in zany style. Never saw so much nepotism or such hilarious laughter in one act in my life. The only act I could never follow . . . I told the manager I broke my wrist and quit".
7 He was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: for Radio at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard and for Television at 1734 Vine Street.
8 He sang "Everybody Works But Father" in both English and German on The Dick Cavett Show (1968).
9 His father was a tailor.
10 When he died in 1977, he left an estate valued at $2 million.
11 Came to regret never going beyond grammar school. To compensate, he became a voracious reader in adulthood, famed for his literary knowledge. Furthermore, in addition to the aforementioned regular correspondence to noted authors, he wrote several books himself.
12 In the Broadway play "A Day in Hollywood--A Night in the Ukraine," which opened on May 1, 1980, and closed on Sep 27, 1981 (for 588 performances), a Groucho-type character, Moscow lawyer Serge B. Samovar, was played by David Garrison.
13 Came fifth in a Channel Four (UK) poll in 2005 to find the all-time favourite comedians' comedian.
14 His son Arthur Marx was once smoking a corncob pipe in his room when he heard his father coming down the hall. In a panic, he stuffed the still-lit pipe into a drawer. Groucho came in, sniffed the air and left without a word. A moment later he was back with a briar pipe and a pouch of tobacco. "This will be better than that corncob you're using," he said. Arthur asked if his father was angry and Groucho said, "Nonsense. Smoking won't hurt you. I've been smoking for years, and aside from the fact that I feel terrible all the time it hasn't hurt me, either!".
15 Was in attendance at The Beatles 1964 Hollywood Bowl concert, and there is existing footage of him applauding.
16 Knew Charles Chaplin during his vaudeville days.
17 Great-uncle of Gregg Marx, Laura Guzik and Brett Marx
18 The famous phrase "Well, who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?" is often referred to as a Groucho quote, but it was actually delivered by Chicolini (Chico Marx) in Duck Soup (1933) while impersonating Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho).
19 The success of The Marx Brothers at MGM was due to the genius of Irving Thalberg. Upon his untimely death, the quality of their films declined mainly because studio chief Louis B. Mayer did not care for them or their act.
20 Carried on extensive correspondence with such literary giants as T.S. Eliot and Carl Sandburg. He also was well-known for attaching a hilarious P.S. to his most serious letters. According to Dick Cavett, Groucho added this P.S. to a lengthy account of his memories of Charles Chaplin from vaudeville days: ""Did you ever notice that Peter O'Toole has a double-phallic name?"
21 Was a big fan of Gilbert & Sullivan (William S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan) operettas and used to stage Gilbert & Sullivan sing-along evenings at his home. During the 1950s he appeared as Ko-Ko on NBC-TV in an acclaimed abridged version of "The Mikado.".
22 Was named, as The Marx Brothers, the #20 Greatest Actor on The 50 Greatest Screen Legends List by The American Film Institute.
23 He was portrayed by Lewis J. Stadlen in the Broadway show "Minnie's Boys," which ran at the Imperial Theatre for 80 Performances from Mar 26 to May 30, 1970. Stadlen won a 1970 Theatre World Award for his performance.
24 Was intended to make a joke on the set of William Friedkin's The Exorcist (1973) by appearing in Father Merrin's clothes when Ellen Burstyn opened the door. However, the idea was dropped due to scheduling conflicts.
25 Was a close friend of "The Exorcist" author William Peter Blatty.
26 He was voted, as one of The Marx Brothers, the 62nd Greatest Movie Star of all time by "Entertainment Weekly".
27 His cremated remains are entombed at Eden Memorial Park, San Fernando, California, USA.
28 Was good friends with rock star Alice Cooper, often inviting him over at 11:00 pm to watch TV. A drawing of Groucho can also be seen on the cover of "Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits" album. In 1978, when the original giant white letters of the famous "HOLLYWOOD" sign were auctioned off in order to raise money for new replacement letters, Alice bought an "O" in memory of Groucho.
29 Was never much of a womanizer in real life (as were his older brother, Chico Marx & Harpo Marx), having joked later in life about his disastrous attempts at courting as a young man.
30 Was the quiet, introverted middle brother of 5, and suffered the middle sibling condition. He never got as much attention as his older brothers (Chico Marx & Harpo Marx), who were wild and charming, or his two younger brothers (Zeppo Marx & Gummo Marx), who were cuter. The plus side of this outsider status was that he developed a cutting wit to get attention.
31 Grandfather of actress Jade Marx-Berti.
32 His double album "An Evening with Groucho" (A&M: 1972), recorded at a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall, was a surprise best-seller and a Grammy nominee for Best Comedy Recording. His accompanist on that occasion was the then unknown Marvin Hamlisch.
33 Father-in-law of Sahn Berti
34 Smashed a violin onstage at Carnegie Hall, in a mock "tribute" to Jack Benny.
35 There's a famous club in London called the Groucho, frequented by actors and celebrities. It got its name from the famous Groucho quote that he would not join any club that would accept him as a member.
36 Long-time companion of Erin Fleming.
37 Uncle of Maxine Marx, Bill Marx and Bob Marx
38 In 1989, the Republic of Abkhazia (in the former Soviet Georgia) proclaimed independence. To show the world they were rejecting their Communist past, they issued two postage stamps of Groucho Marx and John Lennon (as opposed to Karl Marx and V.I. Lenin).
39 Son of Sam Marx and Minnie Palmer.
40 At the time of his death he was not aware that his brother Gummo Marx had passed away four months earlier. His family believed that it was a kindness not to tell him.
41 Groucho's show "You Bet Your Life" (on radio from 1947 to 1956 over ABC, CBS, and finally NBC) was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1988.
42 In the 1950s Groucho was invited to take a tour of the New York Stock Exchange. While in the observation booth, he grabbed the public address system handset and began singing "Lydia the Tattooed Lady". Upon hearing silence coming from the trading floor, he walked into view, was given a loud cheer by the traders, and shouted, "Gentlemen, in 1929 I lost eight hundred thousand dollars on this floor, and I intend to get my money's worth!" For fifteen minutes, he sang, danced, told jokes, and all this time, the Wall Street stock ticker was running blank.
43 Nephew of actor Al Shean.
44 George Fenneman, Groucho's announcer on You Bet Your Life (1950), was once asked if Groucho ever embarrassed him on the air. "Each and every show," Fenneman replied.
45 There are at least two versions of how Julius Henry Marx got his more famous nickname. One is that it came from his general disposition. The other, that, during the Marx Brothers' early days in vaudeville, he was the keeper of the act's "grouch bag" or money purse. Groucho, himself, said, on one occasion, "my own name, I never did understand."
46 A famous gag toy was modeled after his face - the dark black glasses with big orange nose and mustache "disguise" toy (known as the "Beagle-Puss" in the gag shop market.).
47 Father of Arthur Marx, Miriam Marx, and Melinda Marx.
48 Brother-in-law of Barbara Marx, Susan Fleming and Dee Hartford
49 Shortly after his death, his children found a gag letter written by Groucho that stated that he wanted to be buried on top of Marilyn Monroe.
50 The FBI had a file on him after he made some jokes about communism.
51 He suffered from insomnia, which he claimed was due to a financial loss in the stock market. When he suffered from insomnia, he used to call people up in the middle of the night and insult them.
52 Had a fifth brother, Gummo Marx, who performed with the other brothers in vaudeville. He left the act before the brothers started to make movies. He remained close to Groucho for the rest of his life.
53 Once during the run of "I'll Say She Is" (the brothers' first Broadway play), his brother Harpo Marx tried to play a practical joke on him by chasing a chorus girl onto the stage while Groucho was in the middle of his act. Not to be outdone, he simply pulled out his watch and said "The Five Fifteen is right on schedule".
54 When talking about Margaret Dumont, the actress who frequently played the dowager who acted as a punching bag for Groucho's verbal insults, he claimed the secret to their chemistry is that she never understood what he was saying.
55 Died three days after Elvis Presley. Unfortunately, due to the furor over the former's death, the media paid little attention to the passing of this comic genius.
56 Brother of Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Gummo Marx and Zeppo Marx.
57 He was to have played the title role in a TV movie of L. Frank Baum's "The Magical Monarch of Mo" with a teleplay by Gore Vidal, which was never produced.
58 Was told by studio executive Walter Wanger to lose the greasepaint moustache as it was an "obvious fake". (Source: Joseph Adamson III in his book Groucho, Harpo, Chico and sometimes Zeppo (1973)
59 His famous quote, "I don't want to belong to any club that would accept me as one of its members," first appeared in the gossip column of the Hearst newspaper's Erskine Johnson on October 20, 1949. Johnson claimed it came from Marx's resignation letter to the Friars Club.
60 He along with his brothers star in five of the American Film Institute's 100 Funniest Movies: Duck Soup (1933) at #5, A Night at the Opera (1935) at #12, A Day at the Races (1937) at #59, Horse Feathers (1932) at #65 and Monkey Business (1931) at #73.
61 Maternal grandfather, Lafe Schonburg, was a magician and ventriloquist who toured Germany for over 50 years with his wife and three children, one of whom was Groucho's mother Minnie. The Schonburgs emigrated to the United States in 1860. Lafe Schonburg died in Chicago, IL in 1919 at the age of 101.
62 Appeared as Johnny Carson's very first guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) where he introduced Carson to his newfound audience (October 1, 1962).
63 Appears on a 44¢ USA commemorative postage stamp, issued 11 August 2009, in the Early TV Memories issue honoring You Bet Your Life (1950).
64 W.C. Fields said that The Marx Brothers was the only act he couldn't follow on the live stage. He is known to have appeared on the same bill with them only once, during an engagement at Keith's Orpheum Theatre in Columbus, OH, in January 1915. At the time the Marx Brothers were touring "Home Again", and it didn't take Fields long to realize how his quiet comedy juggling act was faring against the anarchy of the Marxes. Fields later wrote of the engagement (and the Marxes), "They sang, danced, played harp and kidded in zany style. Never saw so much nepotism or such hilarious laughter in one act in my life. The only act I could never follow . . . I told the manager I broke my wrist and quit".
65 He was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: for Radio at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard and for Television at 1734 Vine Street.
66 He sang "Everybody Works But Father" in both English and German on The Dick Cavett Show (1968).
67 His father was a tailor.
68 When he died in 1977, he left an estate valued at $2 million.
69 Came to regret never going beyond grammar school. To compensate, he became a voracious reader in adulthood, famed for his literary knowledge. Furthermore, in addition to the aforementioned regular correspondence to noted authors, he wrote several books himself.
70 In the Broadway play "A Day in Hollywood--A Night in the Ukraine," which opened on May 1, 1980, and closed on Sep 27, 1981 (for 588 performances), a Groucho-type character, Moscow lawyer Serge B. Samovar, was played by David Garrison.
71 Came fifth in a Channel Four (UK) poll in 2005 to find the all-time favourite comedians' comedian.
72 His son Arthur Marx was once smoking a corncob pipe in his room when he heard his father coming down the hall. In a panic, he stuffed the still-lit pipe into a drawer. Groucho came in, sniffed the air and left without a word. A moment later he was back with a briar pipe and a pouch of tobacco. "This will be better than that corncob you're using," he said. Arthur asked if his father was angry and Groucho said, "Nonsense. Smoking won't hurt you. I've been smoking for years, and aside from the fact that I feel terrible all the time it hasn't hurt me, either!".
73 Was in attendance at The Beatles 1964 Hollywood Bowl concert, and there is existing footage of him applauding.
74 Knew Charles Chaplin during his vaudeville days.
75 Great-uncle of Gregg Marx, Laura Guzik and Brett Marx
76 The famous phrase "Well, who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?" is often referred to as a Groucho quote, but it was actually delivered by Chicolini (Chico Marx) in Duck Soup (1933) while impersonating Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho).
77 The success of The Marx Brothers at MGM was due to the genius of Irving Thalberg. Upon his untimely death, the quality of their films declined mainly because studio chief Louis B. Mayer did not care for them or their act.
78 Carried on extensive correspondence with such literary giants as T.S. Eliot and Carl Sandburg. He also was well-known for attaching a hilarious P.S. to his most serious letters. According to Dick Cavett, Groucho added this P.S. to a lengthy account of his memories of Charles Chaplin from vaudeville days: ""Did you ever notice that Peter O'Toole has a double-phallic name?"
79 Was a big fan of Gilbert & Sullivan (William S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan) operettas and used to stage Gilbert & Sullivan sing-along evenings at his home. During the 1950s he appeared as Ko-Ko on NBC-TV in an acclaimed abridged version of "The Mikado.".
80 Was named, as The Marx Brothers, the #20 Greatest Actor on The 50 Greatest Screen Legends List by The American Film Institute.
81 He was portrayed by Lewis J. Stadlen in the Broadway show "Minnie's Boys," which ran at the Imperial Theatre for 80 Performances from Mar 26 to May 30, 1970. Stadlen won a 1970 Theatre World Award for his performance.
82 Was intended to make a joke on the set of William Friedkin's The Exorcist (1973) by appearing in Father Merrin's clothes when Ellen Burstyn opened the door. However, the idea was dropped due to scheduling conflicts.
83 Was a close friend of "The Exorcist" author William Peter Blatty.
84 He was voted, as one of The Marx Brothers, the 62nd Greatest Movie Star of all time by "Entertainment Weekly".
85 His cremated remains are entombed at Eden Memorial Park, San Fernando, California, USA.
86 Was good friends with rock star Alice Cooper, often inviting him over at 11:00 pm to watch TV. A drawing of Groucho can also be seen on the cover of "Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits" album. In 1978, when the original giant white letters of the famous "HOLLYWOOD" sign were auctioned off in order to raise money for new replacement letters, Alice bought an "O" in memory of Groucho.
87 Was never much of a womanizer in real life (as were his older brother, Chico Marx & Harpo Marx), having joked later in life about his disastrous attempts at courting as a young man.
88 Was the quiet, introverted middle brother of 5, and suffered the middle sibling condition. He never got as much attention as his older brothers (Chico Marx & Harpo Marx), who were wild and charming, or his two younger brothers (Zeppo Marx & Gummo Marx), who were cuter. The plus side of this outsider status was that he developed a cutting wit to get attention.
89 Grandfather of actress Jade Marx-Berti.
90 His double album "An Evening with Groucho" (A&M: 1972), recorded at a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall, was a surprise best-seller and a Grammy nominee for Best Comedy Recording. His accompanist on that occasion was the then unknown Marvin Hamlisch.
91 Father-in-law of Sahn Berti
92 Smashed a violin onstage at Carnegie Hall, in a mock "tribute" to Jack Benny.
93 There's a famous club in London called the Groucho, frequented by actors and celebrities. It got its name from the famous Groucho quote that he would not join any club that would accept him as a member.
94 Long-time companion of Erin Fleming.
95 Uncle of Maxine Marx, Bill Marx and Bob Marx
96 In 1989, the Republic of Abkhazia (in the former Soviet Georgia) proclaimed independence. To show the world they were rejecting their Communist past, they issued two postage stamps of Groucho Marx and John Lennon (as opposed to Karl Marx and V.I. Lenin).
97 Son of Sam Marx and Minnie Palmer.
98 At the time of his death he was not aware that his brother Gummo Marx had passed away four months earlier. His family believed that it was a kindness not to tell him.
99 Groucho's show "You Bet Your Life" (on radio from 1947 to 1956 over ABC, CBS, and finally NBC) was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1988.
100 In the 1950s Groucho was invited to take a tour of the New York Stock Exchange. While in the observation booth, he grabbed the public address system handset and began singing "Lydia the Tattooed Lady". Upon hearing silence coming from the trading floor, he walked into view, was given a loud cheer by the traders, and shouted, "Gentlemen, in 1929 I lost eight hundred thousand dollars on this floor, and I intend to get my money's worth!" For fifteen minutes, he sang, danced, told jokes, and all this time, the Wall Street stock ticker was running blank.
101 Nephew of actor Al Shean.
102 George Fenneman, Groucho's announcer on You Bet Your Life (1950), was once asked if Groucho ever embarrassed him on the air. "Each and every show," Fenneman replied.
103 There are at least two versions of how Julius Henry Marx got his more famous nickname. One is that it came from his general disposition. The other, that, during the Marx Brothers' early days in vaudeville, he was the keeper of the act's "grouch bag" or money purse. Groucho, himself, said, on one occasion, "my own name, I never did understand."
104 A famous gag toy was modeled after his face - the dark black glasses with big orange nose and mustache "disguise" toy (known as the "Beagle-Puss" in the gag shop market.).
105 Father of Arthur Marx, Miriam Marx, and Melinda Marx.
106 Brother-in-law of Barbara Marx, Susan Fleming and Dee Hartford
107 Shortly after his death, his children found a gag letter written by Groucho that stated that he wanted to be buried on top of Marilyn Monroe.
108 The FBI had a file on him after he made some jokes about communism.
109 He suffered from insomnia, which he claimed was due to a financial loss in the stock market. When he suffered from insomnia, he used to call people up in the middle of the night and insult them.
110 Had a fifth brother, Gummo Marx, who performed with the other brothers in vaudeville. He left the act before the brothers started to make movies. He remained close to Groucho for the rest of his life.
111 Once during the run of "I'll Say She Is" (the brothers' first Broadway play), his brother Harpo Marx tried to play a practical joke on him by chasing a chorus girl onto the stage while Groucho was in the middle of his act. Not to be outdone, he simply pulled out his watch and said "The Five Fifteen is right on schedule".
112 When talking about Margaret Dumont, the actress who frequently played the dowager who acted as a punching bag for Groucho's verbal insults, he claimed the secret to their chemistry is that she never understood what he was saying.
113 Died three days after Elvis Presley. Unfortunately, due to the furor over the former's death, the media paid little attention to the passing of this comic genius.
114 Brother of Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Gummo Marx and Zeppo Marx.
115 He was to have played the title role in a TV movie of L. Frank Baum's "The Magical Monarch of Mo" with a teleplay by Gore Vidal, which was never produced.
116 Was told by studio executive Walter Wanger to lose the greasepaint moustache as it was an "obvious fake". (Source: Joseph Adamson III in his book Groucho, Harpo, Chico and sometimes Zeppo (1973)


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breaking Bad 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hello I Must Be Going 2012 performer: "Hello I Must Be Going" a/k/a/ "Hooray For Captain Spaulding"
Whatever Works 2009 performer: "Hello I Must Be Going"
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical 2008 Video documentary performer: "My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night", "Hooray for Captain Spaulding" - uncredited
Mwah! The Best of the Dinah Shore Show 2003 TV Movie documentary performer: "Peezie Weezie"
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg 1998 Documentary performer: "Goodbye, Mr. Ball, Goodbye"
Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 performer: "Freedonia's Going To War" - uncredited
That's Entertainment, Part II 1976 Documentary performer: "Sing Ho! for the Open Highway! Sing Ho! for the Open Road!" - uncredited
Music Scene 1970 TV Series performer - 1 episode
You Bet Your Life TV Series performer - 14 episodes, 1950 - 1960 lyrics - 1 episode, 1956
A Girl in Every Port 1952 performer: "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean" - uncredited
Double Dynamite 1951 performer: "It's Only Money", "Stone Walls", "Jesse James" - uncredited
Mr. Music 1950 performer: "Life Is So Peculiar"
Copacabana 1947 performer: "Go West, Young Man", "Let's Do the Copacabana" uncredited
The Big Store 1941 performer: "Sing While You Sell" 1941
Go West 1940 performer: "Ridin' the Range" 1940, "You Can't Argue with Love" 1940, "Oh! Susanna" 1848 uncredited, "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" uncredited, "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean" 1881 uncredited
At the Circus 1939 performer: "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady" 1939, "Oh! Susanna" 1848 - uncredited
A Day at the Races 1937 performer: "An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 Blue Danube Waltz" 1866, "La Cucaracha", "Down by the Old Mill Stream" 1908, "A Message from the Man in the Moon" 1937 - uncredited
A Night at the Opera 1935 performer: "Sing Ho for the Open Highway! Sing Ho for the Open Road!", "When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain" 1931 - uncredited
Duck Soup 1933 performer: "These Are the Laws of My Administration" 1933, "The Country's Going to War" 1933 - uncredited
Horse Feathers 1932 performer: "Whatever It Is, I'm Against It" 1932, "I Always Get My Man" 1932, "Everyone Says I Love You" 1932 - uncredited
Monkey Business 1931 performer: "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me" 1930, "Sweet Adeline" 1903 - uncredited
Animal Crackers 1930 performer: "Hello, I Must Be Going" 1930, "Hooray for Captain Spaulding" 1928, "Gypsy Chorus" 1852, "My Old Kentucky Home" 1852 - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Candidate 1972 Cameo (uncredited)
Julia 1968 TV Series Mr. Flywheel
Skidoo 1968 'God'
Birds Do It 1966 Man Looking Through Window at Melvin Flying (uncredited)
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1964 TV Series Ed Davis
General Electric Theater 1959-1962 TV Series John Graham Suspect in a Police Lineup
The Bell Telephone Hour 1960 TV Series Koko
The Story of Mankind 1957 Peter Minuit
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? 1957 George Schmidlap (uncredited)
Showdown at Ulcer Gulch 1956 Short Cameo appearance (Stage conductor)
The Jack Benny Program 1955 TV Series Groucho Marx
All Star Revue 1952 TV Series Guest Comic
A Girl in Every Port 1952 Benjamin Franklin 'Benny' Linn
Double Dynamite 1951 Emile J. Keck
Mr. Music 1950 Groucho Marx
The Popsicle Parade of Stars 1950 TV Series Brandee
Love Happy 1949 Detective Sam Grunion - Narrator of the Story
Copacabana 1947 Lionel Q. Devereaux
A Night in Casablanca 1946 Kornblow
The Big Store 1941 Wolf J. Flywheel
Go West 1940 S. Quentin Quale
At the Circus 1939 J. Cheever Loophole
Room Service 1938 Gordon Miller (as The Marx Brothers)
Sunday Night at the Trocadero 1937 Short Groucho Marx
A Day at the Races 1937 Dr. Hackenbush (as The Marx Brothers)
Yours for the Asking 1936 Sunbather (uncredited)
A Night at the Opera 1935 Otis B. Driftwood
Duck Soup 1933 Rufus T. Firefly
Horse Feathers 1932 Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff
Monkey Business 1931 Groucho
Animal Crackers 1930 Captain Jeffrey Spaulding
The Cocoanuts 1929 Hammer
Humor Risk 1921 Short Villain

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1964 TV Series play - 1 episode
The Life of Riley 1953 TV Series story
The Life of Riley 1949 story
The King and the Chorus Girl 1937

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Groucho Marx's Home Movies 1933 Short documentary

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood on Parade No. 11 1933 Short Himself
Hollywood on Parade No. A-5 1932 Short Himself
The House That Shadows Built 1931 Documentary Caesar's Ghost
The Dead Sullivan Show 2017 TV Series Himself (segment)
Love, Marilyn 2012 Documentary Sam Grunion (uncredited)
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America 2009 TV Series documentary
You Bet Your Life: The Lost Episodes 2003 Video Himself - Host
The Dick Cavett Show 1977 TV Series Himself
CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years 1976 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1976 TV Series Himself
Joys 1976 TV Special Himself
The 46th Annual Academy Awards 1974 TV Special Himself - Honorary Award Recipient
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1962-1973 TV Series Himself - Guest Host / Himself / Himself - Guest
Omnibus 1972 TV Series documentary Himself
Midi Trente 1972 TV Series Himself
The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine 1971 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Dick Cavett Show 1969-1971 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1971 TV Series Himself - Guest
It Takes Two 1970 TV Series Himself - Guest
The David Frost Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians 1970 TV Movie Himself (voice)
Life with Linkletter 1970 TV Series Himself
Music Scene 1970 TV Series Himself - Special Guest Host
The Jackie Gleason Show 1967-1969 TV Series Himself / Mr. Shean (Sketch)
The Kraft Music Hall 1967-1968 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host
The 22nd Annual Tony Awards 1968 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Firing Line 1967 TV Series Himself - Guest
Gypsy 1967 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967 TV Series Himself
What's My Line? 1959-1967 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest / Himself - Guest Panelist
I Dream of Jeannie 1967 TV Series Himself
Groucho 1965 TV Series Himself - Host
The Hollywood Palace 1964-1965 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself - Sketch Actor / Himself
The Celebrity Game 1964 TV Series Himself
The David Susskind Show 1960-1963 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself
Today 1963 TV Series Himself - Guest
I've Got a Secret 1963 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Plot Thickens 1963 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Himself - Guest Host
Tell It to Groucho 1962 TV Series Himself - Host
Merrily We Roll Along: The Early Days of the Automobile 1961 TV Movie Himself
The DuPont Show of the Week 1961 TV Series Himself - Narrator
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1958-1961 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest Host
You Bet Your Life 1950-1961 TV Series Himself - Host
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1959 TV Series Himself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1958 TV Series Himself - Guest
Tonight! 1957 TV Series Himself
Tonight! America After Dark 1957 TV Series Himself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1956 TV Series Himself - Guest
Inside Beverly Hills 1956 TV Special Himself
Screen Snapshots: Playtime in Hollywood 1956 Documentary short Himself
This Is Your Life 1955 TV Series Himself
Screen Snapshots: The Great Al Jolson 1955 Documentary short Himself
Who Said That? 1955 TV Series Himself
Shower of Stars 1954 TV Series Himself
Person to Person 1954 TV Series documentary Himself - TV Host
General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein 1954 TV Movie Himself / Host
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1954 TV Series Himself - Comic Actor
The Arthur Murray Party 1953 TV Series Himself
Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 3 1936 Documentary short Himself - Observer
Groucho Marx's Home Movies 1933 Short documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Geno in the Evening 2016 TV Series Various Roles
Le Fossoyeur de Films 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary
America's Clown: An Intimate Biography of Red Skelton 2014 Video Himself
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - episode of Dick Cavett Show
Un jour, une histoire 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Life's A Dive 2014 Documentary short Himself
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon 2013 Documentary Himself
Glickman 2013 TV Movie documentary
Welcome to the Basement 2013 TV Series Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011-2012 TV Series Otis B. Driftwood
10 Things You Don't Know About 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Excavating the 2000 Year Old Man 2012 Documentary short Himself
Hollywood Invasion 2011 Documentary Himself
Beatles Stories 2011 Documentary Himself
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Morir de humor 2008 TV Movie
Pioneers of Television 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Cartola - Música Para os Olhos 2007 Video documentary Himself
¿De qué te ríes? 2006 TV Movie
Cavett Remembers the Comic Legends 2006 Video documentary short Himself
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films 2006 TV Movie documentary Rufus T. Firefly (uncredited)
Great Performances 2005 TV Series Himself
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
Cineastas contra magnates 2005 Documentary
The Comedians' Comedian 2005 TV Movie documentary
Broadway: The American Musical 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself / Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding
Funny Already: A History of Jewish Comedy 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Comedy Connections 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
On Your Marx, Get Set, Go! 2004 Video documentary short Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush
Remarks on Marx 2004 Video short Otis B. Driftwood
Marilyn's Man 2004 Documentary Himself
Inside the Marx Brothers 2003 Video documentary Himself
Mwah! The Best of the Dinah Shore Show 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Beatles... Off the Record: Newsreel Footage 1964-1966 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation 1999 Documentary Himself
Film Breaks 1999 TV Series documentary
American Masters 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Beatles Diary 1996 Video documentary Himself
We Remember Marilyn 1996 Video documentary Sam Grunion / Arnie Schmidlap
Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of Movies 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
100 Years at the Movies 1994 TV Short documentary Himself
The Our Gang Story 1994 Video documentary Himself
The Unknown Marx Brothers 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself / Various Roles
Funny Business 1992 TV Series documentary
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1978-1992 TV Series Himself / Himself - Mystery Guest
The One, the Only... Groucho 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
Phil Collins: I Wish It Would Rain Down 1990 Video short Himself
Muppet Babies 1988 TV Series
Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend 1987 Documentary Detective Sam Grunion
Classic Comedy Teams 1986 Video documentary Himself
Going Hollywood: The '30s 1984 Documentary
TV's Funniest Game Show Moments 1984 TV Special Himself
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage 1983 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Marx Brothers in a Nutshell 1982 TV Movie documentary
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982 TV Movie documentary Actor - 'Monkey Business' (uncredited)
This Is Elvis 1981 Himself (uncredited)
Hollywood Greats 1979 TV Series documentary
The 50th Annual Academy Awards 1978 TV Special Himself (Memorial Tribute)
TV: The Fabulous Fifties 1978 TV Movie Himself
America at the Movies 1976 Documentary S. Quentin Quayle (as The Marx Bros)
That's Entertainment, Part II 1976 Documentary Clip from 'A Night at the Opera' (uncredited)
Hooray for Hollywood 1975 Documentary Himself
Brother Can You Spare a Dime 1975 Documentary
The Mike Douglas Show 1974 TV Series Himself
Milton Berle's Mad Mad Mad World of Comedy 1974 TV Movie Himself
Hollywood: The Dream Factory 1972 TV Movie documentary Himself - film clips (uncredited)
The Dick Cavett Show 1970-1971 TV Series Himself / Otis B. Driftwood from film A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
The Hollywood Palace 1970 TV Series Himself
The Legend of Marilyn Monroe 1966 Documentary Actor 'Love Happy' (uncredited)
Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look At... 1965 TV Series documentary
The Big Parade of Comedy 1964 Documentary One of The Marx Brothers (uncredited)
Hollywood and the Stars 1964 TV Series Himself
Hollywood: The Great Stars 1963 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963 Documentary Himself
The DuPont Show of the Week 1961 TV Series Himself
The NBC Comedy Hour 1956 TV Series Himself
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Greatest Comedians 1953 Documentary short Himself - Radio show
Screen Snapshots: Memories of Famous Hollywood Comedians 1952 Documentary short Himself
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Famous Feet 1950 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots 2856: It Was Only Yesterday 1950 Short Groucho Marx
The Miracle of Sound 1940 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Hollywood: Style Center of the World 1940 Documentary short Himself
From the Ends of the Earth 1939 Documentary short Himself
Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 1 1937 Documentary short Himself
Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 11 1937 Documentary short Himself
Hollywood on Parade No. B-5 1933 Short Himself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1974 Honorary Award Academy Awards, USA

In recognition of his brilliant creativity and for the unequaled achievements of the Marx Brothers ... More

1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 8 February 1960. At 1734 Vine Street
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Radio On 8 February 1960. At 6821 Hollywood Blvd.
1951 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Most Outstanding Personality

TitleSalary
A Day at the Races (1937) $175,000 + 15% of gross
A Night at the Opera (1935) $175,000 + 15% of gross
A Day at the Races (1937) $175,000 + 15% of gross
A Night at the Opera (1935) $175,000 + 15% of gross

#Quote
1 [After a fan tells him how excited he is to meet the famous Groucho Marx] I have known him for years and I can tell you, it's no pleasure.
2 The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
3 [about Charles Chaplin] He was a strange little man--this Charlie Chaplin. The first time I met him he was wearing what had formerly been a white collar and a black bow tie. I can't quite explain his appearance, but he looked a little like a pale priest who had been excommunicated but was reluctant to relinquish his vestments.
4 [Feuding with Warner Bros. Pictures, which had objected to the use of "Casablanca" in an upcoming Marx Brothers movie] I just don't understand your attitude. Even if you plan on re-releasing your picture, I am sure the average movie fan could learn in time to distinguish between Ingrid Bergman and [Harpo Marx]. I don't know whether I could, but I certainly would like to try. You claim that you own "Casablanca" and that no one else can use that name without your permission. What about "Warner Brothers"? Do you own that, too? You probably have the right to use the name "Warner", but what about "Brothers"? Even before us there had been other brothers--the Smith Brothers, the Brothers Karamazov . . .
5 I've always been terrified of dying broke or of being a failure. I've never taken a bit of success for granted. When it came, I was always sure it wasn't going to last.
6 [on the passing of his brother Harpo Marx] Having worked with Harpo for 40 years, which is longer than most marriages last, his death left quite a void in my life. He was worth all the wonderful adjectives that were used to describe him. He was a nice man in the fullest sense of the word. He loved life and lived it joyously and deeply, and that's about as good an epitaph as anyone can have.
7 [Telegram to Judy Garland after losing the Best Actress Award to Grace Kelly] Dear Judy, This is the biggest robbery since Brink's.
8 I've been around so long, I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin.
9 Those are my principles, and if you don't like them . . . well, I have others.
10 [after a visit to W.C. Fields' home] He had a ladder leading up to his attic. Without exaggeration, there was $50,000 worth of liquor up there. Crated up like a wharf. I'm standing there and Fields is standing there, and nobody says anything. The silence is oppressive. Finally, he speaks: "This will carry me for twenty-five years".
11 Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.
12 [on Harry S. Truman's upset defeat of Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 Presidential elections] The only way a Republican will get into the White House now is to marry Margaret Truman.
13 There has never been a good comedian that didn't have a good straight man. Audiences don't *think* the straight man means anything, but it's very important.
14 [on Charles Chaplin] The greatest compliment I ever got was from Chaplin. He came up to me and said, "I wish I could talk like you on the screen". I said, "I think you're doing alright". He had made $50 million by that point. He was the best comedian we ever had.
15 Jerry Lewis hasn't made me laugh since he left Dean Martin.
16 [on Margaret Dumont] She was a wonderful woman. She was the same off the stage as she was on it -- always the stuffy, dignified matron. And the funny thing about her was she never understood the jokes. At the end of Duck Soup (1933) Margaret says to me, "What are you doing. Rufus?". And I say, "I am fighting for your honor, which is more than you ever did." Later she asked me what I meant by that.
17 [on Bob Hope] Hope? Hope is not a comedian. He just translates what others write for him.
18 I'd have liked to have gone to bed with Jean Harlow. She was a beautiful broad. The fellow who married her was impotent and he killed himself. I would have done the same thing.
19 He [Groucho's father] had absolutely no training, and if you had ever seen one of his suits, you'd realize what an accurate statement that is. You see, Pop never used a tape measure. He didn't believe in it. He said he could just look at a man and tell his size, with the result that frequently he'd make a pair of pants with one trouser leg seven or eight inches longer than the other.
20 A woman is an occasional pleasure, but a cigar is always a smoke.
21 Alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse.
22 [on Samson and Delilah (1949) starring Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature] Well, there's just one problem. No picture can hold my interest where the leading man's tits are bigger than the leading lady's.
23 The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open.
24 Wives are people who feel that they don't dance enough.
25 She got her good looks from her father--he's a plastic surgeon.
26 I was so long writing my review that I never got around to reading the book.
27 One of the best hearing aids a man can have is an attentive wife.
28 [asked in 1975 if he'd seen any recent movies] I saw Jaws (1975). But I think it would have been funnier if a guppy had swallowed the boat instead of a shark.
29 Why should I care about posterity? What's posterity ever done for me?
30 Quote me as saying I was misquoted.
31 Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
32 People are most likely to listen to reason when in bed.
33 When I heard about [the Broadway play] "Hair", I was kind of curious about the six naked primates on stage. So I called up the box office and they said tickets were $11 apiece. That's an awful price to pay. I went into the bathroom at home and took off all my clothes and looked in the mirror for five minutes. And I said, 'This isn't worth $11'.
34 [in the late 1960s, on how it felt to be an elder statesman of comedy] Like an old jerk.
35 A moose is an animal with horns on the front of his head and a hunting lodge wall on the back of it.
36 The only game I like to play is Old Maid...provided she's not TOO old.
37 In America you can go on the air and kid the politicians, and the politicians can go on the air and kid the people.
38 Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows--marriage does.
39 From the moment I picked your book up until I put it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.
40 My mother loved children--she would have given anything if I had been one.
41 I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
42 Behind every successful man stands a woman. And behind her stands his wife.
43 There's one way to find out if a man is honest: ask him. If he says "Yes", you know he is crooked.
44 I drink to make other people interesting.
45 It looks as if Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.
46 Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.
47 If you want to see a comic strip, you should see me in the shower.
48 You're only as young as the woman you feel.
49 Because we were a kid act, we traveled at half-fare, despite the fact that we were all around 20. Minnie insisted we were 13. "That kid of yours is in the dining car smoking a cigar," the conductor told her, "and another one is in the washroom shaving." Minnie shook her head sadly. "They grow so fast . . . "
50 I started smoking as soon as I went on the stage. I'd make cigars out of the Morning World when I was a kid. Eventually I smoked Havanas. A cigar makers' organization once said that I was the most famous cigar smoker in the world. I don't know if that's true, but once while visiting Havana, I went to a cigar factory. There were four hundred people there rolling cigars, and when they saw me, they all stood up and applauded.
51 While shooting elephants in Africa, I found the tusks very difficult to remove. But in Alabama, the Tuscaloosa...
52 I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
53 Marriage is a wonderful institution. But who wants to live in an institution?
54 Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
55 [when told that a swimming pool was off-limits to Jews] My son is half-Jewish; can he wade in up to his knees?
56 [on resigning from the Friars Club] I do not care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members.
57 The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
58 [about Charles Chaplin] He was a strange little man--this Charlie Chaplin. The first time I met him he was wearing what had formerly been a white collar and a black bow tie. I can't quite explain his appearance, but he looked a little like a pale priest who had been excommunicated but was reluctant to relinquish his vestments.
59 [Feuding with Warner Bros. Pictures, which had objected to the use of "Casablanca" in an upcoming Marx Brothers movie] I just don't understand your attitude. Even if you plan on re-releasing your picture, I am sure the average movie fan could learn in time to distinguish between Ingrid Bergman and [Harpo Marx]. I don't know whether I could, but I certainly would like to try. You claim that you own "Casablanca" and that no one else can use that name without your permission. What about "Warner Brothers"? Do you own that, too? You probably have the right to use the name "Warner", but what about "Brothers"? Even before us there had been other brothers--the Smith Brothers, the Brothers Karamazov . . .
60 I've always been terrified of dying broke or of being a failure. I've never taken a bit of success for granted. When it came, I was always sure it wasn't going to last.
61 [on the passing of his brother Harpo Marx] Having worked with Harpo for 40 years, which is longer than most marriages last, his death left quite a void in my life. He was worth all the wonderful adjectives that were used to describe him. He was a nice man in the fullest sense of the word. He loved life and lived it joyously and deeply, and that's about as good an epitaph as anyone can have.
62 [Telegram to Judy Garland after losing the Best Actress Award to Grace Kelly] Dear Judy, This is the biggest robbery since Brink's.
63 I've been around so long, I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin.
64 Those are my principles, and if you don't like them . . . well, I have others.
65 [after a visit to W.C. Fields' home] He had a ladder leading up to his attic. Without exaggeration, there was $50,000 worth of liquor up there. Crated up like a wharf. I'm standing there and Fields is standing there, and nobody says anything. The silence is oppressive. Finally, he speaks: "This will carry me for twenty-five years".
66 Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.
67 [on Harry S. Truman's upset defeat of Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 Presidential elections] The only way a Republican will get into the White House now is to marry Margaret Truman.
68 There has never been a good comedian that didn't have a good straight man. Audiences don't *think* the straight man means anything, but it's very important.
69 [on Charles Chaplin] The greatest compliment I ever got was from Chaplin. He came up to me and said, "I wish I could talk like you on the screen". I said, "I think you're doing alright". He had made $50 million by that point. He was the best comedian we ever had.
70 Jerry Lewis hasn't made me laugh since he left Dean Martin.
71 [on Margaret Dumont] She was a wonderful woman. She was the same off the stage as she was on it -- always the stuffy, dignified matron. And the funny thing about her was she never understood the jokes. At the end of Duck Soup (1933) Margaret says to me, "What are you doing. Rufus?". And I say, "I am fighting for your honor, which is more than you ever did." Later she asked me what I meant by that.
72 [on Bob Hope] Hope? Hope is not a comedian. He just translates what others write for him.
73 I'd have liked to have gone to bed with Jean Harlow. She was a beautiful broad. The fellow who married her was impotent and he killed himself. I would have done the same thing.
74 He [Groucho's father] had absolutely no training, and if you had ever seen one of his suits, you'd realize what an accurate statement that is. You see, Pop never used a tape measure. He didn't believe in it. He said he could just look at a man and tell his size, with the result that frequently he'd make a pair of pants with one trouser leg seven or eight inches longer than the other.
75 A woman is an occasional pleasure, but a cigar is always a smoke.
76 Alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse.
77 [on Samson and Delilah (1949) starring Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature] Well, there's just one problem. No picture can hold my interest where the leading man's tits are bigger than the leading lady's.
78 The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open.
79 Wives are people who feel that they don't dance enough.
80 She got her good looks from her father--he's a plastic surgeon.
81 I was so long writing my review that I never got around to reading the book.
82 One of the best hearing aids a man can have is an attentive wife.
83 [asked in 1975 if he'd seen any recent movies] I saw Jaws (1975). But I think it would have been funnier if a guppy had swallowed the boat instead of a shark.
84 Why should I care about posterity? What's posterity ever done for me?
85 Quote me as saying I was misquoted.
86 Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
87 People are most likely to listen to reason when in bed.
88 When I heard about [the Broadway play] "Hair", I was kind of curious about the six naked primates on stage. So I called up the box office and they said tickets were $11 apiece. That's an awful price to pay. I went into the bathroom at home and took off all my clothes and looked in the mirror for five minutes. And I said, 'This isn't worth $11'.
89 [in the late 1960s, on how it felt to be an elder statesman of comedy] Like an old jerk.
90 A moose is an animal with horns on the front of his head and a hunting lodge wall on the back of it.
91 The only game I like to play is Old Maid...provided she's not TOO old.
92 In America you can go on the air and kid the politicians, and the politicians can go on the air and kid the people.
93 Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows--marriage does.
94 From the moment I picked your book up until I put it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.
95 My mother loved children--she would have given anything if I had been one.
96 I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
97 Behind every successful man stands a woman. And behind her stands his wife.
98 There's one way to find out if a man is honest: ask him. If he says "Yes", you know he is crooked.
99 I drink to make other people interesting.
100 It looks as if Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.
101 Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.
102 If you want to see a comic strip, you should see me in the shower.
103 You're only as young as the woman you feel.
104 Because we were a kid act, we traveled at half-fare, despite the fact that we were all around 20. Minnie insisted we were 13. "That kid of yours is in the dining car smoking a cigar," the conductor told her, "and another one is in the washroom shaving." Minnie shook her head sadly. "They grow so fast . . . "
105 I started smoking as soon as I went on the stage. I'd make cigars out of the Morning World when I was a kid. Eventually I smoked Havanas. A cigar makers' organization once said that I was the most famous cigar smoker in the world. I don't know if that's true, but once while visiting Havana, I went to a cigar factory. There were four hundred people there rolling cigars, and when they saw me, they all stood up and applauded.
106 While shooting elephants in Africa, I found the tusks very difficult to remove. But in Alabama, the Tuscaloosa...
107 I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
108 Marriage is a wonderful institution. But who wants to live in an institution?
109 Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
110 [when told that a swimming pool was off-limits to Jews] My son is half-Jewish; can he wade in up to his knees?
111 [on resigning from the Friars Club] I do not care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members.

#Trademark
1 Quirkily High-Pitched Voice
2 His thick eyebrows, glasses, big nose and mustache
3 Smoking a cigar
4 In Marx Brothers movies, he almost always played characters with unusual first names, a middle initial and unlikely last names; i.e.: Rufus T. Firefly, Hugo Z. Hackenbush and Otis B. Driftwood.
5 He is best known for playing characters who were wisecracking sharpies who always sported a cigar, a mustache made of dark greasepaint and walked with a half crouch.
6 His thick eyebrows, glasses, big nose and mustache
7 Smoking a cigar
8 In Marx Brothers movies, he almost always played characters with unusual first names, a middle initial and unlikely last names; i.e.: Rufus T. Firefly, Hugo Z. Hackenbush and Otis B. Driftwood.
9 He is best known for playing characters who were wisecracking sharpies who always sported a cigar, a mustache made of dark greasepaint and walked with a half crouch.

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