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Rex Harrison

English film and stage actor

Sir Reginald Carey "Rex" Harrison (5 March 1908 – 2 June 1990) was an English stage and movie actor. He began his stage career in 1924. He won a Tony Award in 1949, and another for his role of Professor Henry Higgins in the stage production of My Fair Lady in 1957. He played the role in the 1964 movie version, and won a Golden Globe Award and Best Actor Oscar. Harrison appeared in many movies including Cleopatra (1963) and Doctor Dolittle (1967). He was knighted by Elizabeth II in 1989. Harrison wrote two autobiographies. One was published in 1975, and the other after his death in 1991. He was married six times. He had two sons. He died in June 1990.

Sir Rex Harrison
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Harrison in 1976
Born
Reginald Carey Harrison

(1908-03-05)5 March 1908
Died2 June 1990(1990-06-02) (aged 82)
Cause of deathPancreatic cancer
OccupationActor
Years active1930-1989
Spouse(s)Colette Thomas (m. 1934-1942)
Lilli Palmer (m. 1943-1957)

Kay Kendall (m. 1957-1959)
Rachel Roberts (m. 1962-1971)

Elizabeth Rees-Williams (m. 1971-1975)
Mercia Tinker (m. 1979-1990)
ChildrenNoel Harrison
Carey Harrison
RelativesCathryn Harrison (granddaughter)

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