Rex Harrison

Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison Allan Warren.jpg
Harrison at his home in London in 1976, by Allan Warren
Reginald Carey Harrison

(1908-03-05)5 March 1908
Huyton, Lancashire, England
Died2 June 1990(1990-06-02) (aged 82)
EducationLiverpool College
Years active1930–1989
Noel Margery Colette-Thomas
(m. 1934; div. 1942)

Lilli Palmer
(m. 1943; div. 1957)

Kay Kendall
(m. 1957; d. 1959)

Rachel Roberts
(m. 1962; div. 1971)

Elizabeth Rees-Williams
(m. 1971; div. 1975)

Mercia Tinker
(m. 1979)
RelativesCathryn Harrison (granddaughter)

Sir Reginald Carey Harrison (5 March 1908 – 2 June 1990), known as Rex Harrison, was an English actor of stage and screen. Harrison began his career on the stage in 1924. He won his first Tony Award for his performance as Henry VIII in the play Anne of the Thousand Days in 1949. He won his second Tony for the role of Professor Henry Higgins in the stage production of My Fair Lady in 1957. He reprised the role for the 1964 film version, which earned him both a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award for Best Actor.

In addition to his stage career, Harrison also appeared in numerous films, including Anna and the King of Siam (1946), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947), Cleopatra (1963), and played the title role of the English doctor who talks to animals, Doctor Dolittle (1967). In July 1989, Harrison was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. In 1975, Harrison released his first autobiography. His second, A Damned Serious Business: My Life in Comedy, was published posthumously in 1991. Harrison was married six times and had two sons: Noel and Carey Harrison. He continued working in stage productions until shortly before his death from pancreatic cancer in June 1990 at the age of 82.

Early life

Harrison was born at Derry House in Huyton, Lancashire,[1] the son of Edith Mary (née Carey) and William Reginald Harrison, a cotton broker.[2] He was educated at Liverpool College.[3] After a bout of childhood measles, Harrison lost most of the sight in his left eye, which on one occasion caused some on-stage difficulty.[4]

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