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Harpo Marx

Born Nov 23, 1888

Adolph "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 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.… Read More

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1888 Birth Born on November 23, 1888.


1964 76 Years Old Harpo Marx died on September 28, 1964 (his and his wife, Susan's, 28th wedding anniversary), at age 75 from a heart attack, barely six months after his retirement. … Read More
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