In 1961, Groucho Marx
and Woody Allen
met for the first time and embarked on a friendship that would last 16 years. Groucho — the elder of the pair by 45 years — reminded Woody
of "a Jewish uncle in my family, a wisecracking Jewish uncle with a sarcastic wit," whilst Woody was, according to Groucho in 1976
, "the most important comic talent around."
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