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Groucho Marx Spared No One — And His Biographer Isn't Pulling Punches, Either

January 23rd, 2016

Episode 439 of 550 episodes

Lee Siegel, author of Groucho Marx: The Comedy of Existence, wanted his biography to uncover the real man behind the iconic mustache. What Siegel found, he says, was "a thoroughgoing misanthrope."

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