Groucho Marx, 1890 – 1977

October 2, 1890: In New York City, the former Miene “Minnie” Schoenberg and Simon “Sam” Marx gave birth to Julius Marx, who gained fame as comedian Groucho Marx, the most famous of the Marx Brothers, who enjoyed success in vaudeville, movies, radio and television.  For millions of baby boomers, their first encounter with the famous Marx leer, cigar and wit including rapid fire double entendre came from watching his television show, “You Bet Your Life.”

This stamp was issued by the U.S. Postal Service in 2009, as part of a series commemorating classic television shows called “Early TV Memories”.

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