Year: 1973 (46th) Academy Awards
Category: Honorary Award
Winner: To Groucho Marx in recognition of his brilliant creativity and for the unequalled achievements of the Marx Brothers in the art of motion picture comedy.
Presenter: Jack Lemmon
Date & Venue: April 2, 1974; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Thank you. I want to thank those who voted for me to get this award. I wish that Harpo and Chico could be here to share it with me, this great honor. I wish Margaret Dumont could be here, too. She was a great straight woman for me, even though she never understood any of my jokes. She used to say, "Julie, what are they laughing at?" But most of all I want to thank my mother, because without her we never would have been anything. And last of all I'd like to thank Erin Fleming who makes my life worth living and who understands all my jokes.
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[Note: All winners are present except where noted; NOT all winners may have spoken.]