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:

Julius Caesar: I do not understand why the eyes of a statue should always lack light.


Julius Caesar: [after the execution of Pothinus] Return Apollodorus's dagger to him, but clean it first. It has Pothinus all over it.


Julius Caesar: Two hours until dawn. We will hold where we are.
Agrippa: And what happens at dawn?
Julius Caesar: I thought you knew. The sun comes up.


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He never had any acting lessons.

When filming Doctor Dolittle (1967), was frequently bitten by the animals.

Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1965.

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