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Steve Stoliar

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1954, writer-producer-actor Steve Stoliar—author of the bittersweet memoir Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho’s House—now lives in Studio City, California. He has been a professional writer for nearly 40 years, providing material for Dick Cavett as well as penning episodes of such series as Murder, She Wrote; Simon & Simon, The New WKRP in Cincinnati,  and Sliders. He has also been a consultant on a number of books and documentaries about Groucho Marx and his siblings.

Raised Eyebrows is the story of the last years in the life of legendary comedian Groucho Marx, told by a young fan who was fortunate enough to work for Groucho as his personal secretary and archivist, right inside Marx’s Beverly Hills home. In addition to getting to know his hero, Steve was able to spend “quality time” with Zeppo, Gummo, Mae West, George Burns, Bob Hope, Jack Lemmon, S.J. Perelman, Steve Allen, and scores of other luminaries of stage, screen, TV, and literature. The downside of this dream-come-true was getting close to his idol as the curtain was coming down and dealing with Erin Fleming—the mercurial woman in charge of Groucho’s personal and professional life. The book is filled with never-before-seen photos and anecdotes and has an introduction by Cavett. 

Woody Allen said, “It’s one of the best books about a show-business icon I’ve ever read.”

In addition to having written Raised Eyebrows, Steve has cowritten the screenplay and is co-executive producer of the upcoming film adaptation, which—it was announced in 2022—will star Geoffrey Rush as Groucho and Sienna Miller as Erin Fleming, and will be directed by Oren Moverman.

Saturday, April 15
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Club TCM at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel