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 He was born in Kensington in London in 1934.
1942 8 Years Old His mother, Collette Thomas, was the first of Rex Harrison's six wives; they divorced in 1942. … Read More


1953 19 Years Old 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 After appearing in small roles in British films such as The Best of Enemies (1961), Hot Enough for June (1964) and Where the Spies Are (1965) Harrison left for the United States in 1965, working as a nightclub entertainer at such venues as the Hungry I in San Francisco, and at the Persian Room in New York City. … Read More
1966 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In the 1966-67 television season he appeared as Mark Slate in 29 episodes of the NBC series The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. as the costar 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.
1970 36 Years Old In 1970, Harrison was one of the guest stars in the only three-part episode of the TV series Mission: Impossible as a simpleton member of a royal family.
1972 38 Years Old In 1972, Harrison left the United States for Nova Scotia, settling in rural Mount Hanley. … Read More


1974 40 Years Old In winter 1974, the wood stove caught fire and his house burned down, inspiring him to write the humorous song, "The Middleton Fire Brigade", which appeared on his 1979 album Mount Hanley Song. … Read More


2002 - 2003 2 More Events
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 he played Glastonbury Festival's "Spirit of '71" stage, marking 40 years since his appearance at the second staging of the festival. … Read More
2013 80 Years Old Harrison died in hospital after suffering a heart attack at his Devon home, several hours after performing a concert locally on the evening of 19 October 2013.
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