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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
 1946 A Night in Casablanca
Rusty (as The Marx Bros.)
 1938 Room Service
Faker (as The Marx Brothers)
 1937 A Day at the Races
Stuffy (as The Marx Brothers)
 1933 Duck Soup
Pinky
 1921 Humor Risk (Short)
Watson
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Other Works:

(March 23, 1930 to March 30, 1930) He acted in the play, "Animal Crackers," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Zeppo Marx, Chico Marx and Groucho Marx in the cast. 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 visiting Hamburg, Germany, shortly after Adolf Hitler came to power]: "I saw the most frightening, most depressing sight I had ever seen - a row of stores with Stars of David and the word 'Jude' painted on them, and inside, behind half-empty counters, people in a daze, cringing like they didn't know what hit them and didn't know where the next blow would come from. Hitler had been in power ... See more »

Trivia:

Son of Sam Marx and Minnie Palmer. 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 »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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