Friday, March 30, 2012

Groucho Marx, Writer


Groucho in Duck Soup via NYT

Woody Allen has said that of the greats, Groucho had the richest number of gifts. He could sing, dance and act, and beyond those fairly common gifts, when you add the distinctive voice, faultless instinct for wording, genius wit, hilarious physical movement, rich supply of expressions and physical “takes” — and the list goes on — it arguably adds up to the most supremely gifted comedian of our time. 
And there’s one thing more. He could write. A born scribe. And many a Groucho fan is unaware of the degree to which this was true. 

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