Groucho Marx in a scene from the film Duck Soup. Photo: Corbis

Book review: Groucho Marx by Lee Siegel – close, but no cigar

This provocative biography argues that Groucho – the ‘central intelligence’ of the Marx Brothers – wasn’t actually funny, but was in fact just a nihilistic truth-teller. Seriously?

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Groucho Marx in a scene from the film Duck Soup. Photo: Corbis
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