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Rex Harrison Overview:

Legendary actor, Rex Harrison, was born Reginald Carey Harrison on Mar 5, 1908 in Huyton, Lancashire. Harrison died at the age of 82 on Jun 2, 1990 in New York City, NY and was cremated and his ashes scattered on grave of second wife Lilli Palmer in Forest L.

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Rex Harrison was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actor for My Fair Lady (as Professor Henry Higgins) in 1964. He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television and Motion Pictures. Rex Harrison's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #75 on Jul 8, 1946.

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“The Ghost and Mrs Muir” (1947) Gene Tierney and

By Art on Feb 12, 2014 From Classic Cinema Gold

THE SPIRIT… so willing! THE FLESH… so weak! THE ROMANCE… so wonderful! “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” (1947 – 20th Century Fox) is a romantic fantasy film starring Gene Tierney and along with George Sanders, Edna Best, and Natalie Wood. Produced by F... Read full article


Day 31:

By Jill Blake on Aug 31, 2013 From Sittin' on a Backyard Fence

Thanks to everyone who participated in yesterday’s tribute to Kirk Douglas. Please make sure you check out the great contributions to Doulgas.   We close out our 2013 Summer Under the Stars Blogathon with 24 hours dedicated to . Some trivia on :  On to the blogging... Read full article


(31 August SUTS) (1)

By Margaret Perry on Aug 31, 2013 From The Great Katharine Hepburn

(31 August SUTS) This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and Scribe Hard on Film. Full listings for SUTS programming on Turner Classic Movies can be found HERE. "When I was ten we moved and I d... Read full article


2013 tcm SUTS blogathon Day 31:

By Michael Nazarewycz on Aug 31, 2013 From ScribeHard on Film

Welcome to DAY THIRTY-ONE of the 2013 Summer Under the Stars blogathon!  I can’t believe it’s over. Today we will spotlight bloggers who will spotlight !  (Oh Rexy, you’re so … sorry, wrong era.) First, a little trivia … According to IMDb (so it... Read full article


(31 August SUTS)

By Margaret Perry on Aug 31, 2013 From The Great Katharine Hepburn

(31 August SUTS) Labels: Anna and the King of Siam (1946), George Cukor, My Fair Lady (1964), This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and Scribe Hard on Film. Full listing... Read full article


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Rex Harrison Film Quotes
Professor Henry Higgins: I've grown accustomed to her face.
-- Rex Harrison as Professor Henry Higgins

Professor Henry Higgins: Marry Freddy! What an infantile idea, what a heartless, wicked, brainless thing to do. She'll regret it. She'll regret it! It's doomed before they even take the vow.
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Professor Henry Higgins: I can see her now, "Mrs. Freddy Einsford-Hill," in a wretched little flat above a store. I can see her now! Not a penny in the till, and a bill-collector beating at the door! She'll try to teach the things *I* taught her... and end up selling flowers instead! Begging for her bread and water! While her husband has his breakfast in bed! In a year or so, when she's prematurely gray, and the blossom in her cheek has turned to chalk, she'll come home, and lo! He'll have upped and run away with a social climbing heiress from New York! Poor Eliza! How simply frightful! How humiliating! How *delightful*!
-- Rex Harrison as Professor Henry Higgins

Professor Henry Higgins: I've learned something from your idiotic notions, I confess that; humbly and gratefully.
-- Rex Harrison as Professor Henry Higgins

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Rex Harrison Facts
Father, with Collette Thomas, of actor Noel Harrison.

Despite extensive vocal training after landing the part of Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (1964), he was unable to sing a note. In the end the director gave up and told him to quasi-speak the whole thing.

Turned down the role of The King in "The King and I". The role went to Yul Brynner'.

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