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Noel Harrison

Olympic Athlete + Actor + Singer
Born Jan 29, 1934

Noel Harrison is an English Olympic athlete, actor, and singer. He is the son of British actor Sir Rex Harrison.

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1934 Birth Born on January 29, 1934.


1953 19 Years Old As a teenager he joined the Ipswich repertory theatre group and taught himself guitar, but his main interest was sport and most of his spare time was spent skiing in Switzerland. At an early age he was a member of the British ski team, becoming its first giant-slalom champion in 1953, and representing Great Britain at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway and at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. … Read More


1965 31 Years Old He left for the United States in 1965, working as a nightclub entertainer at such venues as San Francisco's Hungry I, and at the Persian Room in New York. … Read More
1966 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1966-1967, Harrison appeared as Mark Slate in The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., as the co-star of Stefanie Powers (April Dancer). … Read More
Two years later, he recorded "The Windmills of Your Mind", the theme tune from the film The Thomas Crown Affair, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1968, and was also a Top 10 hit in the UK Singles Chart.
1972 38 Years Old In 1972, Harrison left the US for Nova Scotia in Canada, and built a house from scratch with no electricity, inspired by the fashionable pioneers Helen and Scott Nearing and their self-help bible, Living The Good Life. … Read More


2002 68 Years Old An admirer of Jacques Brel, Harrison later created a one-man musical, Adieu, Jacques, and in 2002 released an album of songs from the show. … Read More
2003 69 Years Old A compilation album of his work for Reprise called Life is a Dream was released in 2003, and his debut album, Noel Harrison, was re-released in 2008.
2010 76 Years Old In 2010, he recorded a new album, From the Sublime to the Ridiculous! … Read More
2011 77 Years Old In June 2011, Harrison played the Glastonbury Festival's "Spirit of '71" stage, marking 40 years since his appearance at the second staging of the then new festival. … Read More
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