The Secret Word Is Groucho by Groucho MarxGroucho tells it like it was, in a book that contains the best humor, dialogue, and repartee from his TV spectacular, You Bet Your Life.
The show was one of the most popular of all time and continues to draw millions of viewers during its frequent reruns all across the country. Now Groucho describes the origins of You Bet Your Life, its trial-and-error period, and how it became one of the most successful shows in television history. He has compiled the cream of the weekly jesting, the sidesplitting ad libs and antics. There are hilarious exchanges with stars such as Jack Benny, George Burns, Phyllis Diller, Liberace, Dick Cavett, and Edgar Bergen. There are many “civilian” (noncelebritiy) contestants who matched wits with the irrepressible Groucho and provided us with classic moments in TV comedy (who could forget such guests as the man who played the tube, Mrs. Housing Department, and Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, to name only a few?)
Groucho includes many behind-the-scenes anecdotes, with reminiscences by the writers, directors, and producer of You Bet Your Life, including the ever smiling George Fennemen, producer and announcer. The typical audience “warm up” session between Fennemen and Groucho is one of the highlights of the book.
From start to finish, The Secret Word of Groucho is vintage mirth making with an irresistible nostalgic appeal topped off with informal photographs that catch guests and celebrities off guard. Groucho, now eighty-five years old, is still up to his raffish level of humor and proves once again that for everyone who likes to laugh—the secret word is GROUCHO.
Ramino G. Gonzalez on "You Bet Your Life" - Part 2
Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez (May 24, – February 6, ) was an American character actor In , he appeared on the Groucho Marx NBC television quiz show You Bet Your Life under the name Ramiro G. Gonzalez, where his banter with Marx So Marx asked: "What does your wife call you: Ramiro or Gonzalez?.
Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, 80, Film and TV Character Actor, Dies
He was His death, of natural causes, was announced by his grandson, the actor Clifton Collins Jr. Gonzalez Gonzalez's performing career began when he was 7. His parents pulled him out of school to help the family entertain migrant workers and residents in small towns in the Southwest. He was thrust into the national spotlight in , when he appeared as a contestant on Groucho Marx's quiz show "You Bet Your Life. Gonzalez Gonzalez, whose surname was a combination of his mother's and father's identical last names, never learned to read or write, said Mr. Collins, who portrayed the killer Perry Smith in the recent film "Capote.
First came to notice as a contestant on Groucho Marx's quiz show, You Bet Your Life (). His highly amusing personality won him bit parts in films.
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Kill Bill: Vol. - Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez May 24, — February 6, was an American character actor best known for his appearances in a number of John Wayne movies.
He was Gonzalez Gonzalez died of natural causes Feb. It just happened that they were the same. Friends later nicknamed him Pedro. At 7, his parents pulled him out of school to join the family in entertaining migrant workers and residents of small Southwestern U. He sang, danced and played frying pans and water-filled bottles -- resembling a xylophone.