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Only Harpo Marx could play 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' on a harp on I Love Lucy, and be completely mesmerizing

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Only Harpo Marx could play 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' on a harp on I Love Lucy, and be completely mesmerizing

Adolph "Harpo" Marx (later Arthur "Harpo" Marx) (November 23, 1888 – September 28, 1964) was an American comedian & film star. He was the second-oldest of the Marx Brothers. He wore a curly reddish blonde wig, and never spoke during performances. He blew a horn or whistled to communicate and frequently used props, and he played the harp in most of his films. "She's a lovely person. She deserves a good husband. Marry her before she finds one."

Adolph "Harpo" Marx (later Arthur "Harpo" Marx) (November 23, 1888 – September 28, 1964) was an American comedian & film star. He was the second-oldest of the Marx Brothers. He wore a curly reddish blonde wig, and never spoke during performances. He blew a horn or whistled to communicate and frequently used props, and he played the harp in most of his films. "She's a lovely person. She deserves a good husband. Marry her before she finds one."

Because Harpo couldn't compete with the comedic wits of his brothers, his lines were taken away from him. Though insulted at first, he soon became a gifted mime, particularly in his use of facial expressions and a honking horn.

Because Harpo couldn't compete with the comedic wits of his brothers, his lines were taken away from him. Though insulted at first, he soon became a gifted mime, particularly in his use of facial expressions and a honking horn.

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Harpo Marx playing - the harp! The whole world of music in Hollywood heyday was a fascinating research line for this book.

Harpo Marx playing - the harp! The whole world of music in Hollywood heyday was a fascinating research line for this book.

"I am the most fortunate self-taught harpist and non-speaking actor who has ever lived." - Harpo Marx

"I am the most fortunate self-taught harpist and non-speaking actor who has ever lived." - Harpo Marx

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.