I was wanting some background information on the Marxes. Was Susan Flemming much younger than Harpo? I noticed she died almost 40 years after her husband and I thought since Harpo was what about 75 at the time of his death it would put Susan over 100?
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Cathy is correct. Susan Flemming was 20 yrs. younger than Harpo. Her parents were Welsh and she's origionaly from Long Island, NY> In fact, in the early 20th century, her family spent many a summer out on the North fork of Long Island in a home in Greenport. How do I know? She told me. She spent her last 15 yrs. in a condo complex in Palm Springs. She had memory loss and would repeat herself after 5-10 minutes or so. Her exact words to me were: "I know I must be repeating myself. My brain just can't hold all of the information that a woman my age has aquired....that's my theory....ha,ha,ha,!"