Harpo Marx

1888 - 1964

Harpo Marx

Arthur "Harpo" Marx (born Adolph Marx; November 23, 1888 – September 28, 1964) was an American comedian, actor, mime artist, and musician, and the second-oldest of the Marx Brothers. In contrast to the mainly verbal comedy of his brothers Groucho Marx and Chico Marx, Harpo's comic style was visual, being an example of both clown and pantomime traditions. He wore a curly reddish blond wig, and never spoke during performances (he blew a horn or whistled to communicate). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harpo Marx has received more than 1,694,162 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3rd most popular comedian.

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Among comedians, Harpo Marx ranks 13 out of 8Before him are Bob Newhart, Bob Hope, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Andy Kaufman, and Richard Pryor. After him are Ronald Golias, Chris Rock, Ricky Gervais, Jerry Seinfeld, Jonathan Winters, and Garry Shandling.

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Among people born in 1888, Harpo Marx ranks 87Before him are Paul Morand, Domenico Tardini, Fritz Reiner, Milan Stojadinović, Paul Ramadier, and Richard Courant. After him are Prince Axel of Denmark, Marcel L'Herbier, Harald Sverdrup, Princess Helena Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Hans von Salmuth, and Kaarel Eenpalu. Among people deceased in 1964, Harpo Marx ranks 66Before him are Hinrich Lohse, Friedrich Karl Arnold Schwassmann, Carl Van Vechten, Samuil Marshak, Jean Ray, and Guillermo Subiabre. After him are Prince Axel of Denmark, Ben Hecht, Charilaos Vasilakos, Ebbe Schwartz, Francisco Canaro, and Carel Godin de Beaufort.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harpo Marx ranks 2,714 out of 12,171Before him are Elmore Leonard (1925), David Wilkerson (1931), Sal Mineo (1939), William H. Seward (1801), Larry Sanger (1968), and Mortimer J. Adler (1902). After him are Maria Bello (1967), Charles Whitman (1941), William Halsey Jr. (1882), Doyle Brunson (1933), Katherine MacGregor (1925), and Allison Janney (1959).

Among COMEDIANS In United States

Among comedians born in United States, Harpo Marx ranks 12Before him are Ellen DeGeneres (1958), Bob Newhart (1929), Don Rickles (1926), Joan Rivers (1933), Andy Kaufman (1949), and Richard Pryor (1940). After him are Chris Rock (1965), Jerry Seinfeld (1954), Jonathan Winters (1925), Garry Shandling (1949), Louis C.K. (1967), and Albert Brooks (1947).