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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
 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
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Harpo Marx
 1938 Room Service
Faker
 1937 A Day at the Races
Stuffy (as Harpo)
 1933 Duck Soup
Pinky
 1925 Too Many Kisses
The Village Peter Pan
 1921 Humor Risk (Short)
Watson
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Cocoanuts. Musical comedy (revival). Music/lyrics by Irving Berlin. Additional text by Morrie Ryskind. Musical Director: Frank Tours. Music orchestrated by Frank Tours, Maurice De Packh, Stephen Jones and Louis Katzman. Scenic Design by Woodman Thompson. Costume Design by Charles Le Maire. Musical Staging by Sammy Lee. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Marx Brothers | Harpo | The Marx Bros

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Personal Quote:

But I guess that's the way it is. When you lose something irreplaceable, you don't mourn for the thing you lost. you mourn for yourself. See more »

Trivia:

Although it is popularly believed that Harpo never spoke on film, he is faintly heard in the newsreel footage during the premiere of MGM's "The Great Ziegfeld" in 1936. He approaches the microphone without his wig and make-up and says to Joe Schenk just out of range of the mic: "You gotta do the talkin'." (in a very thick New York City accent) Harpo leans in to the mic after Schenk finishes ... See more »

Trademark:

In the Paramount films, his coat carried an infinite variety of items for whatever need whether it was a blowtorch for lighting cigarettes, a sword and fish for a speak-easy password, a candle burning at both ends, etc. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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