You Bet Your Life is an American comedy quiz series that aired on both radio and television. The original and best-known version was hosted by Groucho Marx of the Marx Brothers, with announcer and assistant George Fenneman. The show debuted on ABC Radio on October 27, 1947, then moved to CBS Radio debuting October 5, 1949, before making the transition to NBC-TV and NBC Radio on October 4, 1950.
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You Bet Your Life was a comedy quiz show that aired from 1947 to 1956, with Groucho Marx as the host and George Fenneman as his assistant. It was first heard on ABC Radio in 1947, then on CBS Radio in 1949, before it made its way to the television in 1950. In 1960, the show changed its name to The Groucho Show. The contestants for the show were chosen from the live audience or sometimes well-known or interesting celebrities.
You Bet Your Life was a quiz show in the late 1940's and early 1950's, starting on radio and then moving to TV over time. Although the show was billed as a quiz show, it was really just a vehicle for Groucho to ad lib with the contestants based on their answers to his ice breaker questions. By the way, you might recognize the theme song as "Hooray for Captain Spaulding" from the Marx Brothers stage show and movie "Animal Crackers.
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