American Masters

What made Groucho Marx a great writer

Clip: 12/27/2022 | 3m 7s | Video has closed captioning.

Groucho was a prolific writer with "a genuine intellect," according to Cavett, despite not finishing public school. His proudest achievement was having a book of his letters published at the Library of Congress.

Aired: 12/27/22

Rating: NR

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