Groucho started his career at age 15 in this singing group by answering an ad in the New York Morning World. Their first engagement was in the Mid-West. He appeared in various costumes, including as a Chinese, an altarboy and in drag. In Colorado Leroy disappeared with the the other member of the trio, Johnny Morris, and left Groucho stranded. According to his memoirs he took a job delivering groceries in a horse drawn cart until Minnie sent him some money for his journey back to New York.
|Julius H. Marx|