Groucho Was My Father

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In the second of three Programmes, Miriam Marx Allen offers a glimpse of the man behind the greasepaint moustache, and introduces letters that she received from her father while at Bennington College in Vermont. Frank Ferrante Provides the voice of Groucho. Introduced by Tony Staveacre. Producer Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930324]

Unknown: Miriam Marx Allen

Unknown:. Frank Ferrante

Introduced By: Tony Staveacre.

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930331]

In the last programme of the series, Miriam Marx Allen talks to Tony Staveacre about her father, and introduces some of the letters that he wrote to her in the 1950s, when his career took off in a new direction through the radio series You Bet Your Life. Frank Ferrante provides the voice of Groucho. Compiled and introduced by Tony Staveacre. Producer Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930331]

Unknown: Miriam Marx

Unknown: Tony Staveacre

Unknown: Frank Ferrante

Introduced By: Tony Staveacre.

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931208]

Another chance to hear the three programmes in which Miriam Marx Allen talks to Tony Staveacre about her father, Groucho, and introduces some letters from the correspondence that kept them together. Their relationship had to weather the ups and downs of Groucho's film, radio and television careers, two divorces, two remarriages - and Miriam's often tumultuous young adulthood. Producer Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931208]

Talks: Miriam Marx Allen

Unknown: Tony Staveacre

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931215]

Miriam Marx Allen offers a glimpse of the compassionate and complex man behind the greasepaint moustache, and introduces letters that she received from her father while at Bennington College in Vermont. The letters touch on schoolwork, boyfriends, career choices, family feuds, problems with alcohol, politics, baseball and taxes. Frank Ferrante provides the voice of Groucho. Compiled and introduced byTonyStaveacre.

Producer Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931215]

Unknown: Miriam Marx Allen

Unknown: Frank Ferrante

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931222]

In the last programme of the series, Miriam Marx Allen talks to Tony Staveacre about her father and introduces some of the letters that he wrote to her in the 1950s, when his career took off in a new direction through the radio series You Bet Your Life. At the time, Miriam was trying to make her own way in the world. Frank Ferrante provides the voice of Groucho.

Producer Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931222]

Talks: Miriam Marx Allen

Unknown: Tony Staveacre

Unknown: Frank Ferrante

Producer: Susan Roberts

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The daughter of the most famous cigar-smoker in film history shares some intimate epistles.

Thirty years have passed since he died but his big black eyebrows and moustache are still legendary.

In the first of three programmes, Miriam Marx Allen talks to Tony Staveacre about her father Groucho and introduces letters from the correspondence that kept them together.

The letters reveal a highly personal side to this famed master of wit.

There ain't no sanity clause! Daughter of the most famous cigar-smoker in film history shares some intimate epistles.

There ain't no sanity clause! The daughter of the most famous cigar-smoker in film history shares some intimate epistles.

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More from the epistolary world of the legendary Marx brother, as Miriam Marx Allen reveals her father's reaction to her mishaps.

Miriam Marx Allen reveals her father's reaction to her mishaps.

Groucho Marx's daughter Miriam guides us through the epistolary world of her father, and his reaction to her mishaps.

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Groucho's daughter guides us through the trials and tribulations of her life and his view on them.

Miriam Marx Allen concludes her recollections of her father, Groucho, when his career took a new turn.

Miriam Marx Allen recalls when her father Groucho's career took a new turn.

Miriam Marx Allen concludes recollections of her father, Groucho, when his career took a new turn.