Noel Harrison
British Olympic athlete, actor, and singer
Noel Harrison
Noel Harrison is an English Olympic athlete, actor, and singer. He is the son of British actor Sir Rex Harrison.
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Should Employers Be Able To Exclude Birth Control From Health Insurance Coverage?
California Progress Report - about 3 years
By Joel Harrison, PhD, MPH In November, the Obama administration asked the Supreme Court to decide whether for-profit companies can be forced to provide full contraceptive coverage for their employees despite religious objections from their owners. Many people believe that health insurance is something offered by employers, a sort of bonus. In fact, it is part of what I have known as ones “wage package.” Wikipedia calls it “Salary Packaging: a term used to refer to the inclusion of employee benefits (also called fringe benefits) in an employee remuneration package in exchange for giving up part of monetary salary. Such arrangements are entered into most commonly if there are tax or other benefits to be derived by the employer or employee from the arrangement.” read more
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Noel Harrison, 79, Dies; Sang ‘The Windmills of Your Mind’
NYTimes - over 3 years
Mr. Harrison was an actor and troubadour best known for his role on “The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.” and his rendition of the “Windmills” song.     
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RPT-"Windmills of Your Mind" singer Noel Harrison dies at 79
Reuters.com - over 3 years
LONDON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - British singer and actor Noel Harrison, known for the Oscar-winning 1960s song "The Windmills of Your Mind", has died aged 79, his friends and family said on Tuesday.
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Music Review: The Joel Harrison 19, a Big Band, at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
NYTimes - over 3 years
At Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola on Tuesday, the guitarist and composer Joel Harrison unpacked music with an assortment of aces whom he calls the Joel Harrison 19.     
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'Girl From UNCLE' among TV shows to turn up on DVD this week - Deseret News
Google News - over 5 years
When "Girl" began as a series later the same year, Stefanie Powers took over the role, with her partner Mark Slate played by Noel Harrison (son of Rex) and Leo G. Carroll repeating his "Man From UNCLE" role as chief Alexander Waverly
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Eva Mendes chante pour Thierry Mugler - madmoiZelle.com
Google News - over 5 years
La vidéo est disponible exclusivement pour le moment sur le site du New York Mag. « The Windmills Of Your Mind » a été interprété en 1968 par Noel Harrison pour être la bande originale du film avec Faye Dunaway et Steve Mc Queen, « L'affaire Thomas
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The Spy Game: 'The Girl From 'UNCLE' - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
The series, which starred Stefanie Powers as agent April Dancer and Noel Harrison as her partner, Mark Slate, veered more toward camp and parody than "Man." Critics and audiences didn't buy it, and the series lasted only a year
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Student-built green home on way to competition in Washington - WVEC.com (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
"And it was a national homebuilders conference and we got an overwhelming sense of the crowd favorite amongst all the rest of the teams," said Noel Harrison, a Hampton University student. The Solar Decathlon begins on September 23rd on the mall in
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Harbor Lights Announces Fall Professional Theater Training Program - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
Her many regional credits include: 'Fiona' in Brigadoon with Dick Van Patton, 'Hodel' in Fiddler on the Roof with Theo Bikel, 'Guenevere' in Camelot with Noel Harrison, 'Glinda' in Wizard of Oz with Bob Keeshan, 'Anna' in the King and I,
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DVD Review - The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete Series, Part One - TVOvermind
Google News - over 5 years
Lead actors Stefanie Powers and Noel Harrison (son of the famous actor Rex Harrison) are congenial and almost always cool (as spies are, you know). They're fun and memorable -- exactly what such a silly needs in its stars. The film quality for the set
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Barbra Streisand releases new album, 'What Matters Most,' a tribute to friends - OnTheRedCarpet.com
Google News - over 5 years
Noel Harrison's version of the track won an Oscar and was featured in the 1968 film "The Thomas Crown Affair.'" The song was also previously recorded by artists such as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Elaine Paige and even the Muppets
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Barbra Streisands latest triumph is a tribute to songwriting couple, Alan and ... - MiamiHerald.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
With music from Michel Legrand for 1968's The Thomas Crown Affair movie, the Bergmans' Windmills has been recorded by Noel Harrison, Dusty Springfield, Sting and others. But Streisand's inherent understanding of a lyric, down to the minute detail of an
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Rolando Villazón Kraftgeschmetter aus dem Kino - Abendzeitung München
Google News - over 5 years
Michel Legrands „The Windmills of Your Mind” aus dem Film „The Thomas Crown Affair” entstellt er so wie das Piaf-Chanson: Der Original-Interpret Noel Harrison spricht das Lied mehr, als es zu singen. Dieser ganz besondere Reiz der Unterkühlung geht
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Annual Bad Writing Contest Won By 'Bloody Pieces of Slaughtered Sparrows' - HULIQ
Google News - over 5 years
That song was performed by Noel Harrison, with music by Michel Legrand and English lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman. It originated from the 1968 film, The Thomas Crown Affair. Despite Rice's comments, that song was taken to #8 in the UK
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Eva Mendes Sings and Models for Mugler - Daily Glow
Google News - over 5 years
This fall, the television commercial will run showing Mendes sing the hit song from the 1960s "The Windmills of Your Mind" from Noel Harrison. Backed by a 30-piece orchestra, the actress will show off a different side than the public is used to seeing
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Noel Harrison
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 79
    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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  • 2011
    Age 77
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The performance was televised by the British Broadcasting Corporation, including a backstage acoustic version of the legendary The Windmills of Your Mind.
  • 2010
    Age 76
    In 2010, he recorded a new album, From the Sublime to the Ridiculous!
    More Details Hide Details The record was made as part of the Internet event, The RPM Challenge, which challenged musicians to record a new album from scratch during the month of February.
  • 2003
    Age 69
    A compilation album of his work titled Life Is a Dream was released by the American 'Reprise' record label in 2003, and his debut album, Noel Harrison, was re-released in 2008.
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  • 2002
    Age 68
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In the late 1990s Harrison returned to England, relocating his home to the county of Devon. He had also begun acting again, appearing in the cinema films Power, and Déjà Vu, and continued to sing, appearing in occasional concerts to finance the recording and release of his self-produced albums, such as Hold Back Time.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1974
    Age 40
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He subsequently built a new house from scratch with no electricity, inspired by the fashionable pioneers Helen and Scott Nearing and their self-help bible, Living The Good Life. During the 1970s, Harrison toured the United States in productions of Camelot and The Sound of Music. He also played Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, the part first performed by Rex in the musical's original stage production and film version. Other touring roles included King Arthur in Camelot, Baron von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, Brian Runicles in No Sex Please, We're British and Lloyd Dallas in Noises Off.
  • 1972
    Age 38
    In 1972, Harrison left the United States for Nova Scotia, settling in rural Mount Hanley.
    More Details Hide Details He bought a farmhouse with 320 acres of farmland, and from there he commuted to Halifax where he hosted a show called Take Time for CBC Television.
  • 1970
    Age 36
    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.
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  • 1968
    Age 34
    In 1968, Harrison played the male lead in The Fantasticks, in touring theatres in the round, including The Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, Massachusetts.
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    Despite the song winning the 1968 Oscar for best original song, Harrison did not sing it at the ceremony.
    More Details Hide Details Instead his place was taken by Jose Feliciano. The change was made because he was working on the film, Take A Girl Like You in England, with Oliver Reed and Hayley Mills. Coincidentally, Rex had sung the Oscar-winning song ("Talk to the Animals") only the previous year (1967). The television series, plus the Top 40 record, landed Harrison a recording contract with Reprise, who released three of his albums, Collage, Santa Monica Pier and The Great Electric Experiment Is Over. Collage reached #135 in the United States Billboard 200 chart. He also toured with the Beach Boys, and Sonny and Cher, appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, featured on a music program, Hullabaloo and appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
    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.
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  • 1966
    Age 32
    "A Young Girl" was included as one of the tracks on Harrison's debut album, Noel Harrison, in 1966.
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    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).
    More Details Hide Details He brought his Mark Slate character once to the original U.N.C.L.E. series, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. in a third-season episode titled "The Galatea Affair".
  • 1965
    Age 31
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Thanks to his managers Bob Chartoff and lrwin Winkler, who went on to produce the Rocky films, he had a record reach the charts. The track was "A Young Girl", written by Charles Aznavour.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1953
    Age 19
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Harrison undertook National Service and, after leaving the army in the 1950s, toyed with the idea of becoming a journalist, but instead, concentrated on his guitar. His early break came when he took a regular part in the BBC Television programme, Tonight, as part of a team who sang the day's news in a calypso style. When Harrison was 20, he started playing professionally, around the tables in a Greek restaurant in London. He also made a living playing in bars and nightclubs all over Europe, including appearances at the Blue Angel Club, where one show was recorded for a live album.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Age 8
    His mother, Collette Thomas, was the first of Rex Harrison's six wives; they divorced in 1942.
    More Details Hide Details He lived with his mother’s parents in Bude, North Cornwall, during World War II. At age fifteen she took him out of school at Radley to live in the Swiss Alps. He never returned to school and began ski-racing. He joined the Ipswich repertory theatre group and taught himself guitar, but his main interest and most of his spare time was spent skiing.
  • 1934
    Age 0
    He was born in Kensington in London in 1934.
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