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Sir Rex Harrison
Original name: Reginald Carey
Birth: Mar. 5, 1908
Huyton with Roby
Merseyside, England
Death: Jun. 2, 1990
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Actor. Born Reginald Carey in Lancashire, England, he was one of the industry's most distinguished performers on stage, screen and television. He made his film debut in "The Great Game" (1930) and went on to appear in over 50 movies. For his performance as Professor Henry Higgins in the film "My Fair Lady" (1964), he received the Academy Award for Best Actor and also received the Tony Award for Best Actor for the Broadway stage version of "My Fair Lady". He also won the Tony Award for Best Actor for "Anne of the Thousand Days". His many notable film credits include "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" (1947), "The Long Dark Hall" (1951), "Cleopatra" (1963), "The Agony and the Ecstasy" (1965) and "Dr. Dolittle" (1967). For television, he appeared "The United Steel Hour", "Startime", "The DuPont Show of the Month", "BBC Play of the Month" and "Great Performances". He died of cancer in New York City, at age 82 and has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Lilli Palmer (1914 - 1986)
  Kay Kendall (1927 - 1959)
  Rachel Roberts (1927 - 1980)
 
 Children:
  Noel Harrison (1934 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Part of his ashes were scattered at Portofino, Italy. Some were scattered on the grave of Lilli Palmer (his second wife) in Forest Lawn Cemetery, LA
 
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Record added: Aug 20, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 3481
Sir Rex Harrison
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Sir Rex Harrison
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~~26 years*ago~~
- Lon +
 Added: May. 26, 2016
God bless you on Remembrance Day (early). Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: May. 25, 2016
God bless you on Armed Forces Day (early). Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: May. 19, 2016
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