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.

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.

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The Marx Brothers

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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.

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.

Adolph "Harpo" Marx and wife Susan Fleming (m.1936-1964; his death) The couple adopted four children: Bill, Alex, Jimmy, and Minnie.

Adolph "Harpo" Marx and wife Susan Fleming (m.1936-1964; his death) The couple adopted four children: Bill, Alex, Jimmy, and Minnie.

Harpo Marx, Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin ...Dean and Jerry aren't too good at "Gookie-ing"!

Harpo Marx, Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin ...Dean and Jerry aren't too good at "Gookie-ing"!

Classic Comedian Harpo Marx's Humorous Letterhead

Harpo Marx’s Letterhead

Classic Comedian Harpo Marx's Humorous Letterhead

The Wonderful Pantomime of Harpo Marx

The Wonderful Pantomime of Harpo Marx

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