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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)

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
 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
 1938 Room Service
Faker Englund (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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Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1959, he starred with his brother Chico in an unsold comedy series pilot titled, "The Deputy Seraph." 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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Did You Know?

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:

Harpo first using the gag of chasing a screaming girl as a quick prank to throw his brother Groucho Marx's timing off on stage. Groucho wasn't fazed, but Harpo got in trouble when he found out the hard way that the girl had a violent mobster for a boyfriend. He quickly made peace with the man and incorporated the girl chasing for the rest of his career. 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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