May 12, 1950 – Groucho and Kay are divorced.

July 15, 1950 – Groucho makes his television debut on the Popsicle Parade of Stars on the CBS Television Network.

October 5, 1950
You Bet Your Life makes its television debut on the NBC Television Network. A radio version of the show continues on NBC as well.


November 12, 1950
– Groucho makes the first of his seven appearances on The Big Show, the NBC Radio Network’s weekly 90-minute variety show starring Tallulah Bankhead.

December 20, 1950Mr. Music, a Bing Crosby film with a cameo appearance by Groucho, is released.

January 23, 1951 – Groucho wins an Emmy Award as the Most Outstanding Television Personality of 1950.

December 24, 1951 – the film Double Dynamite starring Groucho Marx, Jane Russell and Frank Sinatra is released.

December 31, 1951 – Groucho Marx appears on the cover of TIME Magazine.

January 23, 1952
– the film A Girl in Every Port starring Groucho Marx and William Bendix is released.


July 15, 1952 – Groucho opens at the La Jolla Playhouse in La Jolla, California in a production of Time for Elizabeth, the play he co-wrote with Norman Krasna. It is the first of several productions of the play that will feature Groucho.


October 1952 – Groucho’s first record album, Hooray for Captain Spaulding and Other Songs by Harry Ruby and Bert Kalmar Sung by Groucho Marx, is released by Decca Records.

December 2, 1952 – Groucho delivers a lecture, “Humor: From Silent Screen to TV”, at the University of Oregon in Eugene.


July 17, 1954 – Groucho marries his third wife, Eden Hartford.

July 26, 1957Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? – a Jayne Mansfield film with a cameo appearance by Groucho Marx – is released.


August 4, 1957 – Groucho begins a short summer stock tour starring in Time for Elizabeth at the Theatre-by-the-Sea in Manatuck, Rhode Island, the first of several summer stock touring seasons.

October 8, 1957The Story of Mankind – with separate scenes featuring Groucho, Harpo and Chico Marx – is released.


September 1959 – Groucho’s autobiography, Groucho and Me, is published by Bernard Geis Associates.

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