Groucho Marx was born Julius Henry Marx on Oct 2 1890 in New York. He was the third of the five surviving sons of Sam
and Minnie Marx. He was the first of the brothers to start a stage career aged 15 in an act called The Leroy Trio. Other
acts followed, but none of them was a great success. Twice the other members of the act disappeared overnight and left
him penniless in places far away from home.
When his Brothers came on stage they finally has a success with the musical comedy called I'll Say She Is. It was at one of
the performances of this show that Groucho got his painted moustache. He arrived late at the theater and used
greasepaint to create a moustache. He found this so much easier than a glued-on moustache that he insisted on using this
technique from then on.
In the later year of the Brothers movie career Groucho started working on radio. He hosted several programmes and was
a guest on many shows. His biggest success was the comedy quiz show You Bet Your Life which started in 1947. The show
later moved to television and was on the air until 1961.
Groucho also appeared in a few movies without his brothers.
Always being a liberal, Groucho sometimes made critical remarks about politics and had friends which were regarded as
communist the the US of the 1950s. This let to Groucho being investigated by the FBI.
When Marx Brothers became popular again in the late sixties/early seventies Groucho made a comeback with a show in
Carnegie Hall in 1972.
At the film festival in Cannes in 1972 he was made Commandeur des Arts et Lettres and in 1974 he received a special
Academy Award for the achievements of the Marx Brothers.
Groucho died on August 19th 1977 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. His ashes are at Eden Memorial Park, San Fernando,
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room
and read a book.
When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell
next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'.
From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down, I convulsed with laughter.
Someday I intend on reading it.
Humor is reason gone mad.
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all
I sent the club a wire stating, "PLEASE ACCEPT MY RESIGNATION. I DON'T
Those are my principles, and if you don't like them...well I have others.
One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas I'll never
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to
be happy in it.
Some people claim that marriage interferes with romance. There's no doubt about it.
Anytime you have a romance, your wife is bound to interfere.
There is one way to find out if a man is honest; ask him! If he says yes you know
he's crooked.

Just give me a comfortable couch, a dog, a good book, and a woman. Then if you can get the
dog to go somewhere and read the book, I might have a little fun.
Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men -- the other 999 follow women.
Either this man is dead or my watch has stopped.
Marriage is a wonderful institution...but who wants to live in an institution?
I don’t have a photograph, but you can have my footprints. They’re upstairs in my socks.
If you've heard this story before, don't stop me, because I'd like to hear it again.
Paying alimony is like feeding hay to a dead horse.
All people are born alike... except Republicans and Democrats.
Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book -and does.
A man is only as old as the woman he feels.
If you're not having fun, you're doing something wrong.
Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly
and applying the wrong remedies.
A child of five could understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.
Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is
live long enough.