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  • Irv Brecher, Oscar winner,  Marx Brothers writer, dead at 94

    By The Web Guy

    November 19, 2008 | 5:44 pm

    Irving Brecher, a comedy writer whose career in radio, television and the movies included writing two Marx Brothers comedies, co-writing the Judy Garland musical “Meet Me in St. Louis” and creating the radio and TV series “The Life of Riley,” has died. He was 94.

    Brecher died of...

  • Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Irv

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    "We were young, gay, reckless! That night I drank champagne from your slipper. Two quarts. It would have been more, but they were open-toed." -- Groucho Marx to Margaret Dumont in "At the Circus."

    When Irving S. Brecher was writing the Marx Brothers' movie, "At the Circus," in 1938,...

  • ‘Mammy’ Over the Marx Brothers?

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    What's the best way to celebrate 350 years of Jewish life in America? If you're the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, you fete one of the top cultural achievements of American Jews -- the movie business -- with that favorite all-American pastime, the top 10 list.

    Participants...

  • Updating the Marx Brothers

    By Tom Tugend

    December 4, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Left to right, Michael Preston, Paul Magid and Howard JayPatterson of The Flying Karamazov Brothers.
    As a reward to all of us lowbrows for sitting through any numberof very serious, avant-garde dramas and trying to figure out thepsychological motivations of the characters, the Mark...

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