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.
MINI BIO:Elegant, fair-haired British actor, rising to stardom as central characters with more than a touch of the rogue about them, especially where ladies were concerned. About this time his much-married private life earned him the nickname "Sexy Rexy." Career damaged in 1948 by scandal involving Carole Landis' suicide. In 1964 he won an Oscar for repeating his successful stage role, Professor Higgins, in My Fair Lady. Married to Lilli Palmer (1943-1957), Kay Kendall (1957-1959), and Rachel Roberts (1962-1971), second, third, and fourth of six. Also received an Oscar nomination for Cleopatra. Knighted in 1989. Died from pancreatic cancer. Suffered from poor sight in his declining years, but kept working. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Rex Harrison was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actor for My Fair Lady (as Professor Henry Higgins) in 1964.
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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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Agrippa: And what happens at dawn?
Julius Caesar: I thought you knew. The sun comes up.
Professor Henry Higgins: [singing] Women are irrational, that's all there is to that! Their heads are full of cotton, hay, and rags. They're nothing but exasperating, irritating, vacillating, calculating, agitating, maddening and infuriating hags!
Professor Henry Higgins: Would I run off and never tell me where I'm going?
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