Marx, Harpo, 1888-1964

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Harpo Marx (b. Adolph Marx, Nov. 23, 1888, Manhattan, NY–d. Sept. 28, 1964, Los Angeles, CA) along with brothers Julius (Groucho) and Milton (Gummo) formed the comedy troupe the Marx Brothers in 1910. Harpo and his brothers appeared in many films and television shows and is best known for his signature outfit: trench coat with over-large pockets, wig, top hat, and a comical horn heard in his movies. He married actress Susan Fleming on September 28, 1936 and adopted 4 children.
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referencedIn Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961. Papers, [microform] 1918-1958. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Alexander Woollcott correspondence, ca. 1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Pinchot, Rosamond, 1904-1938. Rosamond Pinchot papers, 1918-1955 (bulk 1923-1937). Library of Congress
referencedIn Alfred Bendiner caricatures and related papers, 1929-1992 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn George S. Kaufman papers, [microform], 1918-1958 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Hall, Roger Griffin, 1925-,. Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Aug. 26, 1976 [sound recording]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Prominent Personalities: Marx Brothers (Harpo and Chico) United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Papers of John F. Kennedy: President's Office Files. 1/20/1961 - 11/22/1963. Papers of President Kennedy: President's Office Files: Special Events Through the Years. 1939 - 11/22/1963. John F. Kennedy President's Office Files: Special Events Through the Years: 1960 Convention, Congratulatory Letters. 7/14/1960 - 8/1/1960. Harpo Marx Telegram to John F. Kennedy July 14, 1960
referencedIn Morrie Ryskind papers, 1911-1985 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Rosamond Pinchot Papers, 1918-1955, (bulk 1923-1937) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn George Cochrane Hazelton papers, 1848-1941 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. BRAZIL MARKS 121ST YEAR OF INDEPENDENCE [ETC.]
referencedIn Perelman, S. J. (Sidney Joseph), 1904-1979. Monkey Business : motion picture script, 1931, August 14. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn American Vaudeville Museum collection, 1845-2007, (bulk 1910-1940) University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
referencedIn Audiovisual Collection. 1957 - 2006. Photographs Relating to the Administration, Family, and Personal Life of Harry S. Truman. 1957 - 2004. Harpo Marx Talks with President Harry S. Truman
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture. 1794 - 2003. General Radio Programs and Recordings Relating to Secretaries of Agriculture. 3/8/1941 - 1/19/1993. AGRICULTURE USA. No. 1799 ; CONSUMER TIME. No. 1281 ; AGRITAPE NEWS AND FEATURES. No. 1790 ; NEWS FEATURE FIVE. No. 1448
referencedIn Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961. Papers, 1918-1958. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Earl D. Johnson Papers. 1940 - 1955. Audiovisual Files
creatorOf Seiter, William A., 1890-1964. Panique à l'hôtel / William A. Seiter, réal. ; John Murray, Allen Boretz, aut. adaptés ; Morrie Ryskind, scénario ; Roy Webb, comp. ; Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Seiter, William A., 1890-1964. Panique à l'hôtel / William A. Seiter, réal. ; John Murray, Allen Boretz, aut. adaptés ; Morrie Ryskind, scénario ; Roy Webb, comp. ; Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937. The George Palmer Putnam Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers, 1785-1948 (inclusive), 1928-1937 (bulk). Purdue University Library
creatorOf Correspondence - Marx, Harpo Harry S. Truman Library
referencedIn Photographs of the Hollywood Bond Cavalcade and Other Bond Rallies, 1941 - 1945 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Clifton Daniel and Margaret Truman Daniel Papers. 1942 - 1975. Subject Files
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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associatedWith American Museum of Vaudeville corporateBody
associatedWith Bendiner, Alfred person
associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
associatedWith Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937. person
spouseOf Fleming, Susan, 1908-2002 person
associatedWith Hall, Roger Griffin, 1925-, person
associatedWith Hayes, Helen, 1900-1993 person
associatedWith Hazelton, George Cochrane, 1868-1921 person
associatedWith Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961. person
memberOf Marx Brothers corporateBody
sibling of Marx, Chico, 1887-1961 person
sibling of Marx, Groucho, 1890-1977 person
sibling of Marx, Zeppo, 1901-1979 person
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
associatedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Perelman, S. J. (Sidney Joseph), 1904-1979. person
associatedWith Pinchot, Rosamond, 1904-1938. person
associatedWith Ryskind, Morrie, 1895-1985 person
nieceOrNephewOf Shean, Al, 1868-1949 person
correspondedWith Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943 person
correspondedWith Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943 person
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Los Angeles CA US
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Birth 1888-11-23

Death 1964-10-11

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