Groucho Marx & Bob Hope
Julius Henry Groucho Marx (October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977) was an American comedian and film star famed as a master of wit. Bob Hope, KBE, KCSG, KSS (born Leslie Townes Hope; May 29, 1903 July 27, 2003) was a British-born American comedian and actor who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in radio, television and movies./5
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Bob Hope, Groucho Marx, Bert Lahr, Cary Grant, Desi Arnaz and more at the White House in 1942. https:/…
When he said “Jump!” they all did: Groucho Marx and Bob Hope, Marilyn Monroe and Richard…
The great Sid Caesar passed away yesterday. Believe me friends, he was a genius. His TV shows were live and they were great. Back in the 50's a great show might last 2 years, I Love Lucy being the exception, because the medium was so new. Our 1st TV set was a 21 inch GE about the size of today's entertainment centers. Black and white reception with an antenna. Sid Caesar, Jackie Gleason, Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, the list goes on and on with people who made us laugh and cry at the same time. News told to us by the greatest news reporter of them all, Edward R. Morrow. And yet we still had time to listen to our radio and the Lone Ranger, Groucho Marx, and Superman to name a few. Simpler times when we weren't looking for instant gratification. Just happy, poor or rich, enjoying that which life seemed to offer. And now most of those "icons" have passed on and we are much the poorer my friends. Today we are always looking around the corner for the next "big thing". Sure do miss those days when it seemed all we . ...
I recall seeing a print ad for this movie when it first came out, written by an overzealous copy writer! The text headline blared, EVERYONE WHO HAS EVER BEEN FUNNY IS IN IT! Even at the time (I was 18), I was thinking, "BOY! That's gotta be news to Bob Hope, Danny Thomas, Danny Kaye, Edgar Bergen, Groucho Marx, Mel Blanc, Red Skelton, Bud Abbott," etc.
If they ever try to remake "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" or even make a sequel they would have to round up the funniest people in show business just like they did 50 years ago. I would like to point out that there were some obvious omissions to the original picture. Those left out were Jackie Gleason, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Phyllis Diller, Totie Fields, Dean Martin (Lewis was in it), Foster Brooks, Red Skelton, Burns and Allen, *** Van *** Bob Newhart, Groucho Marx, Johnny Carson, Charlie Chaplin, Don Rickles, Danny Thomas, Vivian Vance, Redd Foxx, Eve Arden, Doris Day and Mel Brooks. I am sure I am leaving out many but those are the only ones that come to mind. Now, here is my wish list for a new cast for a remake or sequel: Jonathan Winters (he could play the same character), Mel Brooks, Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Melissa Mccarthy, Amy Poehler, Andrea Martin, Catherine O'Hara, John Cleese, Martin Short, Steve Mar ...
Conservative columnist Russell Baker, in the New York Times November 24, 1970, suggested that if America had a House of Lords, "Performers whom America has taken to its heart would sit there. Monumental figures like Jack Benny, Groucho Marx, Bob Hope, Ethel Merman, Casey Stengel. Jack Paar perhaps. Joe DiMaggio. Bob Dylan, though not until he is past 50. Eric Hoffer. Joe Louis. Frank sinatra. Crosby. Stokowski."
The "best" are long gone; the last joined the "best" today. RIP Madame Phyllis Diller with your entertaining peers. Talking 'bout the likes of Jack Benny, Alan King, Totie Fields, Burns & Allen, Bob Hope, Groucho Marx, Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason, Shecky Green, and so many others :( Not many left of that caliber.
The absolute Queen of comedy left us wanting more today, as Phyllis Diller passed away in her sleep at the age of 95. She began as a contestant on the old Groucho Marx tv game show in the early 50's. Groucho told her, "Hey, you're funny!". That's all she needed to hear, and after rasing five children in the San Francisco bay area, she began her comedy career. Her laugh was genuine, and was unmistakable. She will always be remembered for her great laugh, he love for people, and her devotion to entertaining the U.S. military forces in Viet Nam in the 60's with her good friend Bob Hope.
Phyllis Diller, 95, dies. Brilliant, unique comedian of past. Discovered on Groucho Marx' "you bet your life" in the 50's. Bob Hope pal. RIP
Character actor of the day: Phyllis Diller. Born Phyllis Ada Driver July 17th 1917 in Lima Ohio, Diller stared out as a self-deprecating stand-up comic & has become a national comic treasure. Her first TV appearance was as a contestant on Groucho Marx's game show You Bet Your Life. She played Texas Guinan in the film Splendor In The Grass. She stared opposite Jane Mansfield in the comedy film The Fat Spy. She had her own short-lived TV series The Phyllis Diller Show. She appeared with Bob Hope in the films Boy, Did I Get A Wrong Number & The Private Navy Of Sgt. O'Farrell. She starred as Agatha Knabenshu in the film Did You Hear The One About The Traveling Saleslady? She guest-starred on numerous TV shows including Batman, Get Smart, Love American Style, The Love Boat, CHIPS & The Red Skelton Hour. She was the voice of the Queen in the animated film A Bug's Life. She played Mrs. Peterson on the TV series Blossom. She has lent her voice talents to many animated TV series including King Of The Hill, The Wil ...
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