Ferrante knew Allen for 32 years and is now serving as her trustee.
They became friends while he was a student at USC, and she "traveled around the world attending my performances," he said.
One was from 1947, when Miriam was dating a man whom she had met on an elevator. If you were going up, it is clearly a case of love at first sight, and it also proves that he is a rising young man." Another was from 1953, when Allen was being treated for alcoholism at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kan.: "The reason you haven't heard from me is because I have been too damned angry to write.
The day I wrote a check for sixteen hundred and some dollars to Menninger's, which I have been doing for six months, I also received word that you were drinking again." Daughter and father would reconcile — Allen quit drinking in 1977, the year Groucho died at age 86 — and in another letter, he signed off: "All my love to you.… Hackenbush." In 1993, Allen was featured on a three-part BBC radio program, , and she appeared in several documentaries about her dad through the years.
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