Harpo Marx (November 23, 1888 – September 28, 1964) was an American comedian and film star. He was the second-oldest of the Marx Brothers. His comic style was influenced by clown and pantomime traditions. He wore a curly reddish blonde wig, and never spoke during performances (he blew a horn or whistled to communicate). Marx frequently used props such as a horn cane, made up of a lead pipe, tape, and a bulbhorn, and he played the harp in most of his films.
Because Harpo couldn't compete with the comedic wits of his brothers, his lines were taken away from him. Insulted at first, he soon became a gifted mime, esp. in his use of facial expressions & a honking horn.