R.I.P Groucho

Groucho is dead now for 30 years.

I never saw him perform live, but there was something about him when I was growing up. I had a ventriloquist’s dummy in his likeness, a poster of the Marx Brothers, and the smiling eyes of those around me when I did my impression of him.

I appreciate his wit and cutting use of language even more as an adult and writer.

He’s buried here in LA.

From Findagrave.com

Eden Memorial Park
Mission Hills (Los Angeles County)
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: In a small room in the large outdoor mausoleum in the middle of the cemetery. His marker is in the middle of the larger indoor wall
GPS (lat/lon): 34.28138, -118.46735

4 Replies to “R.I.P Groucho”

  1. “You wouldn’t happen to have a baboon in your pocket?”

    My husband and I say this line often.

    The Marx brothers rocked/changed my world when I was about 11. I ADORE them and have read all of their autobiographies and other books. “Harpo Speaks” is my favorite of all.

  2. i guess you can’t use karats in your postings.

    i “heart” the marx brothers. i especially love watching chico and harpo playing music for the children in ‘night at the opera’

    even my e-mail address is groucho-themed.

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