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Rex Harrison, Award Winner – MovieActors.com

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Harrison in Doctor Dolittle.

Rex Harrison: Best Actor, 1964: MovieActors.com

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My Fair Lady (Musical – G)

Rex Harrison received his Best Actor Oscar for reprising his Broadway role as the perfectionist Professor Higgins.









About Rex Harrison (1908 – 1990)
Reginald Carey Harrison was born in Lancashire, England.

British leading actor who's been on stage since 1924.

His first stage success came with French Without Tears.

His nick name was "Sexy Rexy" and throughout his life Rex Harrison earned it – his womanizing ways torpedoed several of his marriages. After five of them, Rex finally settled down with wife Mercia Tinker, in 1978; they stayed together for the rest of his life.

Harrison is the father of actor Noel Harrison and writer Carey Harrison.

Rex Harrison's defining role was that of Professor Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, on the London and New York stage productions, and in the film version as well.

Rex won a Tony for the play, and an Oscar for the film.

He won a 2nd Tony for his performance in Anne Of A Thousand Days.

In addition, Rex Harrison received a 1963 nomination for Cleopatra.

Rex continued to work to the very end, even through his battle with pancreatic cancer, when he portrayed Lord Porteous in the stage play The Circle. He died 3 weeks after his last performance.

Rex Harrison's notable movie credits include...

All At Sea (1935)
Get Your Man (1934)
Storm In A Teacup (1937)
The Citadel (1938)
Night Train To Munich (1940)
Major Barbara (1941)
Blithe Spirit (1945)
Notorious Gentleman (1945)
Anna And The King Of Siam (1946)
The Ghost And Mrs. Muir (1947)
Unfaithfully Yours (1945)
King Richard And The Crusaders (1954)
The Reluctant Debutante (1958)
Midnight Lace (1960)
Cleopatra (1963)
The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)
My Fair Lady (1964)
The Agony And The Ecstasy (1965)
Honey Pot (1967)
Doctor Dolittle (1967)
Staircase (1969)
The Prince And The Pauper (1977)
The Fifth Musketeer (1979)
Shalimar (1978)
Ashanti (1979)
A Time To Die (1982)

Rex Harrison's television credits include...

The Adventures Of Don Quixote (1971-1973)
Rex Harrison Presents Stories Of Love (TV Movie) 1974
The Kingfisher (1983)
Anastasia: The Mystery Of Anna (1986)
Heartbreak House (1985)

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Harrison in My Fair Lady (1964).

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Rex Harrison in The Ghost And Mrs. Muir (1947).

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Harrison in Doctor Dolittle (1967).

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Rex Harrison in Cleopatra.