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Being Groucho: He bet his life

Being Groucho: He bet his life

Twenty-five years of playing Groucho Marx means a lot of wisecracks, cigars and greasepaint for Frank Ferrante, who performs in West Palm Beach Friday and Saturday in "An Evening With Groucho." "I want it to be what audience members would have experienced had he done a live show in 1934 between 'Duck Soup' and 'Night at the Opera,' at the peak of his film career," Ferrante said. Ferrante, 49, was 13 when he met Marx, who was 85 at the time and doing a Q-and-A appearance in Ferrante's hometown of Los Angeles. "As Groucho came into the room he walked right past me," Ferrante said. "I followed about three feet behind him like a...

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