Wednesday, October 02, 2013

"I've worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty." 1890 -- Great Marxist?: Groucho Marx, great Marxist economist, lives.

           Happy Birthday Groucho! Chico was always my favorite, but don't worry, I won't tell you.

Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx (October 2, 1890[1] – August 19, 1977) was an American comedian and film and television star. He is known as a master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era.[2] His rapid-fire, often impromptu delivery of innuendo-laden patter earned him many admirers and imitators.
He made 13 feature films with his siblings the Marx Brothers, of 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.[3]
His distinctive appearance, carried over from his days in vaudeville, included quirks such as an exaggerated stooped posture, glasses, cigar, and a thick greasepaint mustache and eyebrows. These exaggerated features resulted in the creation of one of the world's most ubiquitous and recognizable novelty disguises, known as "Groucho glasses", a one-piece mask consisting of horn-rimmed glasses, large plastic nose, bushy eyebrows and mustache.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice work, but the photo on the left(The one with the cigar in his mouth) is NOT Groucho, it is a Frank Ferrante, a well-known Groucho impersonator.