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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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 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- The Incredible Jewel Robbery (1959) ... Nick
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
- The Red Mill (1958) ... Narrator
 1954 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series)
- 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
 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
 1921 Humor Risk (Short)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Prom shampoo (1950s) 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


5' 5½" (1.66 m)

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[on performing in vaudeville] If an audience didn't like us we had no trouble finding it out. We were pelted with sticks, bricks, spitballs, cigar butts, peach pits and chewed-out stalks of sugar cane. We took all this without flinching - until Minnie gave us the high-sign that we'd collected our share of the receipts. Then we started throwing stuff back at the audience and run like hell for the ... See more »


He was portrayed by actor Daniel Fortus in the Broadway musical "Minnie's Boys," which ran at the Imperial Theatre for 80 Performances from Mar 26 to May 30, 1970. See more »


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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