Rex Harrison

Born Mar 5, 1908
Hometown Huyton
Died Jun 2, 1990
Death Place City of New York
Other Names Harrison, Reginal...

Sir Reginald Carey "Rex" Harrison was an English actor of stage and screen. Harrison won an Academy Award and two Tony Awards. Harrison's best remembered film role was as Professor Henry Higgins in 1964's My Fair Lady.

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1908 Birth Born on March 5, 1908.


1924 16 Years Old He first appeared on the stage in 1924 in Liverpool. … Read More


1942 34 Years Old Harrison was married six times. In 1942 he divorced his first wife, Colette Thomas and married actress Lilli Palmer the next year; the two later appeared together in numerous plays and films, including The Fourposter.
1947 39 Years Old In 1947, while married to Palmer, Harrison began an affair with actress Carole Landis.


1948 40 Years Old Landis committed suicide in 1948 after spending the evening with Harrison. … Read More
1957 49 Years Old Harrison and Lilli Palmer divorced in 1957. … Read More


1962 54 Years Old He was subsequently married to Welsh-born actress Rachel Roberts from 1962 to 1971.


1968 - 1975 3 More Events
1980 72 Years Old After a final attempt to win Harrison back proved futile, Roberts committed suicide in 1980.
1982 74 Years Old Having retired from films after the 1982 picture A Time to Die, Harrison continued to act on Broadway and the West End until the end of his life, despite suffering from glaucoma, painful teeth, and a failing memory.
1984 76 Years Old He was nominated for a third Tony Award in 1984 for his performance as Capt. Shotover in the revival of George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House.
1985 77 Years Old He followed the show up with two successful pairings with Claudette Colbert, The Kingfisher in 1985 and Aren't We All? in 1986.
In 1989 he appeared with Edward Fox in The Admirable Crichton in London.
He acted in various stage productions until 11 May 1990. … Read More
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