The immortal Groucho Marx was born Julius Henry Marx 131 years ago today on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. He is, for us, in the show-business pantheon, perhaps the funniest man who ever lived. We loved him while he was still with us, and we miss him dearly today.
Here are 10 things you should know about Irene Dunne, born 121 years ago today. She prepared for an opera career but ended up one of the most popular—and versatile—movie stars of the 1930s and ’40s, excelling in musicals, comedies and dramas.