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Harpo Marx (1888–1964)


With the big, poofy, curly red hair, a top hat, and a horn, the lovable mute was the favorite of the Marx Brothers. Though chasing woman was a favorite routine of his in the movies, Harpo was a devoted father and husband. He adopted the mute routine in vaudeville and carried it over to the films. Harpo was an accomplished self-taught harpist whose ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Nick
- The Incredible Jewel Robbery (1959) ... Nick
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Red Mill (1958) ... Narrator
 1955 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Harpo Marx
- Lucy and Harpo Marx (1955) ... Harpo Marx
 1954 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Governor
- Revenge with Music (1954) ... Governor
 1953 Season's Greetings (TV Movie)
 1953 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Comedian
- All Star Ice Revue (1953) ... Guest Comedian
 1952 The Ezio Pinza Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.11 (1952)
 1949 Love Happy
Harpo
 1946 A Night in Casablanca
Rusty (as The Marx Bros.)
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Harpo Marx
 1938 Room Service
Faker (as The Marx Brothers)
 1937 A Day at the Races
Stuffy (as The Marx Brothers)
 1933 Duck Soup
Pinky
 1925 Too Many Kisses
The Village Peter Pan
 1921 Humor Risk (Short)
Watson
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Other Works:

Instrumental Albums: "At Work" {Mercury MG-20363/SR-60016}; "Harpo" {Wing 12164}; "Harpo by Harpo" {RCA LPM-27}; "Harpo in Hi-Fi {Mercury MG-20232} See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 13 Portrayals | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Marx Brothers | The Marx Bros | The Marx Bros. | The Marx Brothers

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on 'Duck Soup'] It was the only time I can remember that I worried about turning in a bad performance. The trouble was not with the script, the director, or the falls I had to take. The trouble was Adolf Hitler. His speeches were being rebroadcast in America. Somebody had a radio on the set, and twice we suspended shooting to listen to him scream. See more »

Trivia:

Legally changed his given name to Arthur around 1911 because he much preferred it to the very German Adolph. See more »

Trademark:

Usually wore a raincoat, beat up top hat and a red wig. Rarely spoke in his roles and never in films with his brothers. He would use pantomime and often had a bike horn to communicate with. He often had a scene where he would play a harp with great skill. See more »

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