Episode 72: Andy Marx (Groucho Marx)

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Today on the Rarified Heir Podcast, we are airing an encore episode of our conversation with Andy Marx, who has not one but two well known grandparents. Yes, you heard that right. Andy is our only guest so far who is the grandchild of a celebrity. One grandfather, as you might have guessed from his last name was indeed Groucho Marx, of, who else, Marx Brothers. What’s more, his other grandfather was songwriter Gus Kahn who wrote standards as “It Had To Be You”, “Dream a Little Dream of Me, ”Makin’ Whoopie” and many more. Gus was so famous, Andy heard from none other than George Harrison that Gus was one of his favorite songwriters.

We talk to Andy about everything from spending time with grampa Groucho at his Beverly Hills house in the late 70s and helping him preserve a truck full of “You Bet Your Life” episode that might have been tossed had it not been for Andy’s insistence they stay. We also talk about a wide ranging number of celebrities such as Elton John, Jack Nicholson, Ron Wood and Marcel Marceau who all inhabited the Marx orbit. We even get into the wild and the wacky Erin Fleming who was Groucho’s companion for the last years of his life. So say the secret word and stick around…it’s all next on the Rarified Heir Podcast.

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