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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.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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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.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1963Best ActorCleopatra (1963)Julius CaesarNominated
1964Best ActorMy Fair Lady (1964)Professor Henry HigginsWon
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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.

BlogHub Articles:

“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


(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


(31 August SUTS) (2)

By MargaretPerry on Aug 31, 2013 From Margaret Perry

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 decided that none of the names I was then c... Read full article


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Rex Harrison Quotes:

Stephen Fox: Second time I'd comprise you once more your father force me to marry you
Odalie 'Lilli' D'Arceneaux: Marry you? Why you're the most insufferable and insulting
Stephen Fox: Stop being so angry with yourself, face it all your pretty notions astray and you have little left to use against me except I'm not gentleman and your wrong there to because I from the fine flock of sheep that came from Ireland I had the luck to be the odd one.


Professor Henry Higgins: Shall we ask this baggage to sit down or shall we just throw her out of the window?


Dr. Dolittle: [singing about why he's a vegetarian] I stay away from deviled ham on principle/I wouldn't eat roast duckling if I could/Willpower has made me invincible!/My word, those sausages look good...


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Rex Harrison Facts
His first name [Rex] means 'King' in Latin.

Father, with Collette Thomas, of actor Noel Harrison.

When he accepted his Academy Award for My Fair Lady (1964), he dedicated it to his "two fair ladies", Audrey Hepburn and Julie Andrews. Andrews had played Eliza Doolittle in the Broadway production, but was passed over for the film version in favor of Hepburn.

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