Wednesday, March 22
March 22, 1887--October 11, 1961
Chico, the compulsive gambler (when asked how much money he'd lost, he replied, "Ask Harpo how much money he's made. That's how much I've lost.") was playing backgammon at Samuel Goldwyn's house. He grew increasingly frustrated by the interruptions from Goldwyn's young son, and Goldwyn's apparent inability to do anything about it. Finally, he got up, took the boy by the hand, and led him off. He returned, and they finished the game in peace.
Goldwyn was impressed by Chico's deft handling of children, and asked how he'd accomplished it. "Oh, I taught him how to masturbate," he said.