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Marx Brothers / Gummo Death / Groucho / Conservator #48267

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 22, 1977
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(Studio) Death of Gummo Marx today, and work as business manager of Marx brothers comedy team noted. Gummo helped brother Groucho, who's now 86 and invalid, build large estate. Hearings have been going on with regard to legal guardianship of Groucho; battle is between Marx's companion Erin Fleming and Marx's son Arthur.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Santa Monica, California) (Films shown, from movie "Monkey Business", 1931, from Santa Claus Lane Parade, 1972 and interview with Groucho last year) In interview, Groucho was asked if he still looks at pretty girls. [Groucho MARX - says no, closes eyes when he sees one.] Court proceedings re: conservatorship of Marx and his estate have been held this week in Santa Monica; details noted. Testimony of former Marx nurse Terry McCord and actions of Judge Edward Rafeedie noted.
REPORTER: Tom Schell Artist: Lem Berzofski

Schell, Tom;
Walters, Barbara

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