This Day in Jewish History, 1890 Groucho Marx Is Born, World Spared Him Becoming a Doctor

Maybe Julius 'Groucho' Marx, ad-libber extraordinaire, learned his trademark irony from his father, a tailor who scorned tape measures.

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October 2, 1890, is the birthdate of Groucho Marx, Jewish-American comic extraordinaire. In a career that spanned three-quarters of the 20th century, part of it with his brothers but much of it alone, Marx...