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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

A Night at the Opera
(1935)
Horse Feathers
(1932)
Duck Soup
Duck Soup Pinky
(1933)
The Big Store
(1941)

Filmography

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 1962 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (TV Series)
Harpo Marx
- The Musicale (1962) ... Harpo Marx
 1962 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Guardian Angel
- Somebody Up There Should Stay There (1962) ... Guardian Angel
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Benson
- A Silent Panic (1960) ... Benson
 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
 1957 The Story of Mankind
Sir Isaac Newton
 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
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Harpo Marx
 1941 The Big Store
Wacky
 1940 Go West
'Rusty' Panello
 1939 At the Circus
'Punchy'
 1938 Room Service
Faker Englund (as The Marx Brothers)
 1937 A Day at the Races
Stuffy (as The Marx Brothers)
 1935 A Night at the Opera
Tomasso
 1933 Duck Soup
Pinky
 1932 Horse Feathers
Pinky
 1931 Monkey Business
Harpo
 1930 Animal Crackers
The Professor
 1929 The Cocoanuts
Harpo
 1925 Too Many Kisses
The Village Peter Pan
 1921 Humor Risk (Short)
Watson
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Other Works:

Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 13 Portrayals | 4 Articles | 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 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:

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 »

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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