Today is an important day in comedy, as three legends celebrate birthdays.
Groucho Marx was born today in 1890. He had great success, of course with this brothers in the many Marx Brothers movies. He also found success on radio and television as the host of You Bet Your Life.
Bud Abbott was born today in 1897. Along with Lou Costello he starred in many films, as well as radio and television. The team will be forever remembered for their Who’s on First routine.
George “Spanky” McFarland was born today in 1928. He is best known for appearing in many of the Our Gang/Little Rascals films.
The amount of laughter that these three were responsible for is unmeasurable. Groucho’s ad-libs, Abbott’s wonderful setups for Costello, and the fantastic facial expressions of Spanky brought (and still bring) joy and happiness to many generations.
Remembering these three with a smile today….