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Harpo Marx

Harpo Marx


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Also Known As: Died: September 28, 1964
Born: November 21, 1888 Cause of Death: heart attack following surgery
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


"While Groucho and Chico were concerned with the elaborate flip-flops of their plots, Harpo was having fun. He was always wise to their maneuvers, and would often offer an assist or miraculously inspired suggestion to help the monkey business along. But invariably at some point in the scramble, Harpo and the pace would slow down and he would withdraw to the comfort of his harp. Then he would play sweet music. Love and bliss would shine in his eyes. And the pathos of being a cheerful misfit and a buffoon to maniacs would be revealed. There was no common sense in the character. It was a whimsey, a hare-brained caricature. But it sweetly suggested life's derangements and something of its haunting mystery."--Bosley Crowther in THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 29, 1964

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