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theangryQ
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I've heard that Chaplin's niece wasn't allowed into a public pool because of her background. In response, he said, "She's only half Jewish. What if she only goes in to her waist?" Anyond know if this is true?
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noreen
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Originally posted by theangryQ:
I've heard that Chaplin's niece wasn't allowed into a public pool because of her background. In response, he said, "She's only half Jewish. What if she only goes in to her waist?" Anyond know if this is true?

I've always heard this attributed to Groucho Marx.


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Kamin
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I've always heard it quoted to Groucho about his son at a country club. Not sure if it was the same country club that declined him membership due to him being jewish When the club recanted, the famous "I would not be associated with a club that would have me as a member" letter was supposed sent.

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JK Will
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Couldn't she lie on her side?
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Groucho
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Woody Allen did a hilarious routine about a moose at a costume party. I won't try to retell the whole thing here, but in the end, a Jewish couple dressed like a moose accidentally get stuffed and mounted at a country club. The punchline is: "But the joke's on them, 'cause it's restricted!"
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