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People/Characters: Rex Harrison

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Change Lobsters, and Dance : An Autobiography by Lilli Palmer
A Damned Serious Business by Rex Harrison
Fatal Charm: The Life of Rex Harrison by Alexander Walker
The Great Movies III by Roger Ebert
Home: A Memoir of My Early Years by Julie Andrews
The Incomparable Rex: A Memoir of Rex Harrison in the 1980s by Patrick Garland
Me Cheeta: The Autobiography by James Lever
Musicals by Kurt Ganzl
Oh, What a Circus: The Autobiography by Tim Rice
Rex: An autobiography by Rex Harrison
Stairlift to Heaven by Terry Ravenscroft

Character description

Sir Reginald Carey "Rex" Harrison (5 March 1908 – 2 June 1990) was an English actor of stage and screen. Harrison began his career on the stage in 1924. He served in the Royal Air Force during World War II, reaching the rank of flight lieutenant. 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.

He was married six times. He had a son, Noel Harrison with his first wife, Collette Thompson, and a second son, Carey Harrison, with his second wife, Lilli Palmer.

On 25 July 1989, Harrison was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace as an orchestra played the music of songs from My Fair Lady.[citation needed]

Rex Harrison has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one at 6906 Hollywood Boulevard for his contribution to films, and the other at 6380 Hollywood Boulevard for his contribution to television. Harrison is also a member of the American Theater Hall of Fame. He was inducted in 1979.

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