Arthur Sheekman


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Arthur Sheekman (February 5, 1901 - January 12, 1978), a graduate from the University of Minnesota, started his career as columnist and drama critic during the 1920s and the early 1930s for the Manhattan Newspaper. He then entered the film industry in 1931 when he became a scenarist for the Marx Brothers' movie Monkey Business where he befriended Groucho Marx. Groucho first found out about Arthur ... more »

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  • ''Oh, I realize it's a penny here and a penny there, but look at me: I've worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.''
    Arthur Sheekman, U.S. screenwriter. Norman McLeod. Groucho Marx as himself, in Monkey Business (film) (1931).
  • ''Oh, why can't we break away from all this, just you and I, and lodge with my fleas in the hills?... I mean flee to my lodge in the hills.''
    Arthur Sheekman, screenwriter, and Norman McLeod. Monkey Business (film) (1931).
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