43 years ago Groucho Marx died on August 19, 1977 and the news of his death was swallowed up by Elvis dying 3 days before. Groucho was 87 years old and still was popular among college kids partly due to a resurgence of the Marx Brothers movies. He was constantly photographed with Rock Stars (Alice Cooper, Queen) and movie stars in the mid-seventies.
The Marx Brothers remain my favorite comedy team hands down. All of them were talented and Harpo and Groucho in particular never fail to make me laugh.
I’ll leave you with some Groucho Quotes.
He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don’t let that fool you. He really is an idiot.
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.
I have nothing but respect for you — and not much of that.
Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.
Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
I intend to live forever, or die trying.
A man’s only as old as the woman he feels.
Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?
I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.
I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll be glad to make an exception.
I sent the club a wire stating, PLEASE ACCEPT MY RESIGNATION. I DON’T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT ME AS A MEMBER.