Harpo Marx

The 4 Nightingales
1888 - 1964

Harpo Marx  American Actor


Arthur "Harpo" Marx (born Adolph Marx; November 23, 1888 – September 28, 1964) was an American comedian, film star, mime artist and musician, and the second-oldest of the Marx Brothers. In contrast to the mainly verbal comedy of his brother...

Confirmed Relationships2
Longest Relationship28 yrs
Average Relationship Length14 yrs
First Name Harpo
Last Name Marx
Full Name at Birth Adolf Marx
Alternative Name Arthur Marx
Age 75 (age at death) years
Birthday 23rd November, 1888
Birthplace New York City, New York, USA
Died 28th September, 1964
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Post Open Heart Surgery
Height 5' 5½" (166 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Grey
Distinctive Feature Red Wig
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School N/a
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Silent harp playing Marx Brother
Music Genre Comedy/Spoken
Year(s) Active 1910–1962, 1910–1963
Music Style Classical, Comedy, Vocal, Show Tunes, Popular Music Entry, Cast Recordings, Stage & Screen, Traditional Pop, Musical Theater
Music Mood Elegant, Refined/Mannered, Sentimental
Instrument Harp, Whistle (Human)
Father Samual
Mother Minnie
Brother Groucho, Gummo, Chico, Zeppo, Manfred
Friend George Burns
Favorite Accessories Harp
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Harpo Marx75 SagittariusActor
Susan Fleming94 AquariusActress
Irene Purcell70 LeoActress




Mr. Smith Goes to Washington1962 Harpo Marx TV Show
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1959 Benson TV Show
The Story of Mankind1957 Sir Isaac Newton Movie
The DuPont Show of the Month1957 Narrator TV Show
Playhouse 901956 TV Show
G.E. True Theater1953 Nick TV Show
Season's Greetings1953 TV Movie
The Red Skelton Hour1951 Guardian Angel TV Show
The Ezio Pinza Show1951 TV Show
All Star Revue1950 Guest Comedian TV Show
The Colgate Comedy Hour1950 Governor TV Show
Love Happy1949 Harpo Movie
A Night in Casablanca1946 Rusty Movie
Stage Door Canteen1943 Harpo Marx Movie
The Big Store1941 Wacky Movie
Go West1940 'Rusty' Panello Movie
At the Circus1939 'Punchy' Movie
Room Service1938 Faker Movie
A Day at the Races1937 Stuffy Movie
A Night at the Opera1935 Tomasso Movie
Duck Soup1933 Pinky Movie
Horse Feathers1932 Pinky Movie
Monkey Business1931 Harpo Movie
Animal Crackers1930 The Professor Movie
The Cocoanuts1929 Harpo Movie
Too Many Kisses1925 The Village Peter Pan Movie
Humor Risk1921 Watson Movie
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    LITTLE KOJAKAug 9, 2010

    I wonder if anyone noticed it was Chico who spoke to Harpo in their movies, not Groucho.

    LITTLE KOJAAug 7, 2010

    Harpo was the angel of the Marx Brothers. Each time he played his harp, he was practicing for the time when he would depart this world and would play upstairs where he is now. He was special.

    B_DawsonAug 31, 2008

    I am 15 years old. I first fell in love with Harpo when I saw him on I Love Lucy, doing the mirror scene from Duck Soup. I`ve never seen another like him and I doubt I ever will.

    whittney890Mar 31, 2008

    He made you laugh and he made you cry. To think his harp playing was all self taught

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