This mother bought a farm to save her sons’ lives…and her sons were the Marx Brothers!
The Marx Brothers are comedy legends. The real life brothers was successful in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in motion pictures from 1905 to 1949.
Five of the Marx Brothers' thirteen feature films were selected by the American Film Institute (AFI) as among the top 100 comedy films, with two of them in the top twelve.
The brothers were included in AFI's 100 Years…100 Stars list of the most significant screen legends, the only performers to be inducted collectively.
During World War I, anti-German sentiments were common, and the family tried to conceal its German origin. During this time, Groucho discontinued his "German" stage personality.
After learning that farmers were excluded from the draft rolls, mother Minnie purchased a 27-acre poultry farm near Countryside, Illinois, and made the brothers work on it.
The brothers soon discovered that farming was not for them. Still, farming in your home country beats running away to Canada!