Groucho: The Life and Times of Julius Henry Marx (Paperback)
The Life and Times of Julius Henry Marx
Vintage, 9780375702075, 498pp.
Publication Date: May 8, 2001
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.C. 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. Intelligent and thorough, hilarious and sad, Groucho is a spectacular biography of the century's most influential comedian.
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“Thoroughly absorbing.... Groucho has finally gotten a biographer worthy of him.”–The Wall Street Journal