Harpo Marx (1888–1964)


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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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(1935)
(1932)
Duck Soup Pinky
(1933)
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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 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Comedian
- All Star Ice Revue (1953) ... Guest Comedian
 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
 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:

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Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 13 Portrayals | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Harpo's Place

Alternate Names:

Marx Brothers | The Marx Bros | The Marx Brothers

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Personal Quote:

The man who first inspired me was a guy called Gookie. Gookie had nothing to do with the theater. He rolled cigars in the window of a cigar store on Lexington Avenue. When he got going good he was completely lost in work, so absorbed that he had no idea what a comic face he was making. His tongue lolled out in a fat roll, his cheeks puffed out and his eyes popped out and crossed themselves. Over ... See more »

Trivia:

W.C. Fields said that The Marx Brothers were the only act he couldn't follow on the live stage. He is known to have appeared on the same bill with them only once, during an engagement at Keith's Orpheum Theatre in Columbus, OH, in January 1915. At the time the Marx Brothers were touring "Home Again", and it didn't take Fields long to realize how his quiet comedy juggling act was faring against ... 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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