This definitive biography of one of the world's greatest comedians unflinchingly yet affectionately uncovers the man behind the cigar. Without Groucho Marx, modern comedy would be unrecognisable. With his painted-on moustache, ever-present cigar, loping walk, and instant put-downs, he achieved an iconic status.
He made 13 feature films with his siblings the Marx Brothersof whom he was the third-born. He also had a successful solo career, most notably as the host of the radio and television game show You Bet Your Life. His distinctive appearance, carried over from his days in vaudevilleincluded quirks such as an exaggerated stooped posture, spectacles, cigar, and a thick greasepaint mustache and eyebrows.
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Besides starring in 13 featured movies, his fame came from his solo radio and television show You Bet Your Life. He had a unique appearance, distinctive for his glasses, cigar and moustache and his quirky exaggerated stoop posture. While we have many of his iconic moments on tape, both film and audio, there is one particular moment in his life that was not recorded but is nevertheless very curious and worth noting. They were on the road for six weeks and brought their daughters, Melinda Marx and Judith Dwan Hallet, as the opportunity was perfect for the young girls to see Europe and experience different cultures across the ocean.
The Marx Brothers were an American family comedy act that was successful in vaudevilleon Broadwayand in motion pictures from to They are widely considered by critics, scholars, and fans to be among the greatest and most influential comedians of the 20th century. The brothers were included in AFI's Years
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No eBook available Amazon. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. This is an interesting, well-written biography of an important figure in American culture. Kanfer here makes a strong case for the pervasive nature of the Marx Brothers' and in particular, Groucho's
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Here is the amazing career of the man the world recognized as Groucho: the improbable disasters of the vaudeville years; the Marx Brothers, an act so funny W. Fields refused to follow it; the unprecedented Broadway success of The Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers ; the cinematic triumphs of Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera ; and the marvelous come-back career as king of the game show hosts with You Bet Your Life. Here, too, is the man himself: a lonely middle child who aspired to be a doctor; a man who sabotaged three marriages; a father alternately indulgent and cruel.