Date of Birth
Place of Birth
New York City
(New York, United States of America, Area code 917)
United States of America
Also know as
Julius Henry Marx, Groucho, Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx, Marx Brothers, The Marx Bros, Julius Henry Marx, Marx Brothers, The Marx Bros, The Marx Brothers, Julius Henry â€žGrouchoâ€ Marx
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Screenwriter
- Hello, I Must Be Going
- I did toy with the idea of doing a cook-book. The recipes were to be the routine ones: how to make dry toast, instant coffee, hearts of lettuce and brownies. But as an added attraction, at no extra charge, my idea was to put a fried egg on the cover. I think a lot of people who hate literature but love fried eggs would buy it if the price was right.
- Getting older is no problem. You just have to live long enough.
- Please accept my resignation. I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.
- There is one way to find out if a man is honest; ask him! If he says yes you know he's crooked.
- I won't belong to any organization that would have me as a member.
- I worked myself up from nothing to extreme poverty.
- I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception.
- Wives are people who feel they don't dance enough.
- Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book, and does.
- There is no sweeter sound than the crumbling of ones fellow man.
- One of the best hearing aids a man can have is an attentive wife.
- Either he's dead or my watch has stopped.
- If you've heard this story before, don't stop me, because I'd like to hear it again.
- I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
- Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows, marriage does.
- Whoever named it necking is a poor judge of anatomy.
- I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room and read a good book.
- Although it is generally known, I think it's about time to announce that I was born at a very early age.
- I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
- My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
- Look at me. I worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
- No man goes before his time -- unless the boss leaves early.
- Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
- Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men -- the other 999 follow women.
- From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.
- The trouble with writing a book about yourself is that you can't fool around. If you write about someone else, you can stretch the truth from here to Finland. If you write about yourself the slightest deviation makes you realize instantly that there may be honor among thieves, but you are just a dirty liar.
- Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana
Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx was an American comedian and film and television star. He was known as a master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era. 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.
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.