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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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Known For

Duck Soup
Duck Soup Pinky
(1933)
A Night at the Opera
(1935)
Animal Crackers
Animal Crackers The Professor
(1930)
A Day at the Races
(1937)

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Personal Details

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 Brothers

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on accommodation, while touring] Cheap hotels in the South and Southwest were apparently set up as bug sanctuaries by some Audubon Society for Insects. Fleas, ticks, bedbugs, cockroaches, beetles, scorpions and ants, having no enemies, attacked with fearless abandon. They had the run of the house and they knew it. After a while you just let them bite. Fighting back was useless. For every bug you... 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:

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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