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Rex Harrison

Actor | * 03/05/1908 († 82, 06/02/1990) | Huyton, Lancashire, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Sir Reginald Carey "Rex" Harrison (5 March 1908 – 2 June 1990) was an English actor. Harrison began his career on the stage in 1924. He made his West End debut in 1936 appearing in the Terence Rattigan play French Without Tears, in what was his breakthrough role. 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. In addition to his stage career, Harrison also appeared in numerous films. His first starring role was opposite Vivien Leigh in the romantic comedy Storm in a Teacup (1937). Receiving critical acclaim for his performance in Major Barbara (1941), which was shot in London during the Blitz, his roles since then included Blithe Spirit (1945), Anna and the King of Siam (1946), ()
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Sir Reginald Carey "Rex" Harrison (5 March 1908 – 2 June 1990) was an English actor.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Rex Harrison

Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play Academy Award for Best Actor Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical Knight Bachelor Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame 2x Academy Award for Best Actor Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play

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Movies with Rex Harrison as Actor(53)

as Himself (archive footage)2001 Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood
as Self (archive footage)2000 Sir John Mills' Moving Memories
as Self / Professor Henry Higgins (archive footage)1995 More Loverly Than Ever: The Making of My Fair Lady
as Grand Duke Cyril Romanov1986 Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna
as Cecil1983 The Kingfisher
as Van Osten1983 A Time To Die
as Brian Walker1979 Ashanti
as Colbert1979 The Fifth Musketeer
as Sir John Locksley1978 Shalimar
as The Duke of Norfolk1977 The Prince and the Pauper
as Charles Dyer1969 Staircase
as Victor Chandebisse / Poche1968 A Flea In Her Ear
as A man in the street (uncredited)1968 Phenomenal and the Treasure of Tutankamen
as Cecil Fox1967 The Honey Pot
as Dr. John Dolittle1967 Doctor Dolittle
as Papa Giulio II1965 The Agony and the Ecstasy
as The Marquess of Frinton (archiveFootage)1965 The Car That Became a Star
as Lord Charles Frinton - The Marquess of Frinton1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce
as Professor Henry Higgins1964 My Fair Lady
as Julius Caesar1963 Cleopatra
as Jimmy Bourne1961 The Happy Thieves
as Anthony Preston1960 Midnight Lace
as Jimmy Broadbent1958 The Reluctant Debutante
as William Egerton1955 The Constant Husband
as Emir Hderim Sultan Saladin1954 King Richard and the Crusaders
as John Edwards1952 The Four Poster
as Arthur Groome1951 The Long Dark Hall
as Sir Alfred de Carter1948 Unfaithfully Yours
as Matt Denant1948 Escape
as Capt. Daniel Gregg1947 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
as Stephen Fox1947 The Foxes of Harrow
as King Mongkut1946 Anna and the King of Siam
as Guest (uncredited)1945 Journey Together
as Vivian Kenway1945 The Rake's Progress
as Major David Bruce1945 I Live in Grosvenor Square
as Charles Condomine1945 Blithe Spirit
as Adolphus Cusins1941 Major Barbara
as Bob Stevens1940 Ten Days in Paris
as Gus Bennett1940 Night Train to Munich
as Dr. Freddie Jarvis1939 Over the Moon
as Harley Prentiss1938 Sidewalks of London
as Dr. Frederick Lawford1938 The Citadel
as Frank Burdon1937 Storm in a Teacup
as Leonard Drummond1937 School for Husbands
as Aubrey Bellingham1936 All at Sea
as Tommy Stapleton1936 Men Are Not Gods
as George1930 The Great Game

TV Shows/Series with Rex Harrison as Actor(10)

as John Dolittle (archive footage)1989 The Simpsons
as Captain Shotover1971 Great Performances
as Mikhail Platonov, schoolmaster1965 Play of the Month
as Don Quixote1965 Play of the Month
1952 Omnibus

Movies with Rex Harrison as Crew(1)

Production/Associate Producer1951 The Long Dark Hall

Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Thursday, 03/05 1908 (March) in Huyton, Lancashire, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Died: Saturday, 06/02 1990 (June) in New York City (aged: 82)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Liverpool College
Spouses (current/former): Marjorie Thomas, Lilli Palmer, Kay Kendall, Rachel Roberts, Elizabeth Harris Aitken, Mercia Tinker
Children: Noel Harrison, Carey Harrison
Siblings: Sylvia Sackville, Countess De La Warr
Father: William Reginald Harrison
Mother: Edith Mary Carey
Rex Harrison frequently works together with these people:
Tress MacNeille (20x, Actress)
Phil Hartman (10x, Actor)
Russi Taylor (8x, Actress)
Albert Brooks (7x, Actor)
Charlton Heston (7x, Actor)
Al Jean (7x, Crew)
Sidney Gilliat (7x, Crew)
Matt Groening (6x, Crew)
Jon Lovitz (6x, Actor)
Plácido Domingo (6x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:33566, Added: 05/13/2018, Last updated: 06/16/2022