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Rex Harrison (I) (1908–1990)


Rex Harrison was born Reginald Carey Harrison in Huyton, Lancashire, England, to Edith Mary (Carey) and William Reginald Harrison, a cotton broker. He changed his name to Rex as a young boy, knowing it was the Latin word for "King". Starting out on his theater career at age 18, his first job at the Liverpool Rep Theatre was nearly his last - ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady Professor Henry Higgins
(1964)
Doctor Dolittle
Doctor Dolittle Dr. John Dolittle
(1967)
Cleopatra
Cleopatra Julius Caesar
(1963)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Capt. Daniel Gregg
(1947)

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 1982 A Time to Die
Van Osten
 1979 Ashanti
Brian Walker
 1978 Shalimar
Sir John Locksley
 1969 Staircase
Charlie Dyer
 1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce
Lord Charles Frinton - The Marquess of Frinton
 1961 The Happy Thieves
Jimmy Bourne
 1960 Midnight Lace
Anthony Preston
 1955 Marriage a la Mode
The Patient - Charles Hathaway
 1953 Main Street to Broadway
Rex Harrison
 1951 The Long Dark Hall
Arthur Groome
 1947 The Foxes of Harrow
Stephen Fox
 1945 Journey Together
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 1945 A Yank in London
Major David Bruce
 1940 Night Train to Munich
Dickie Randall a.k.a. Gus Bennett
 1940 Ten Days in Paris
Bob Stevens
 1939 Over the Moon
Dr. Freddie Jarvis
 1938 The Citadel
Dr. Lawford
 1937 Storm in a Teacup
Frank Burdon
 1936 Men Are Not Gods
Tommy
 1936 All at Sea
Aubrey Bellingham
 1934 Leave It to Blanche
Ronnie
 1934 Get Your Man
Tom Jakes
 1930 School for Scandal
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1930 The Great Game
George
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in / directed John Van Druten's play, "Bell, Book, and Candle", at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England, with Lilli Palmer, Athene Seyler and Wilfrid Lawson in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Rex Harrison

Height:

6' 1" (1.86 m)
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Personal Quote:

Eliza Doolittle is supposed to be ill at ease in European ballrooms. Bloody Audrey has never spent a day in her life out of European ballrooms. - On My Fair Lady (1964) See more »

Trivia:

Twice appeared with fellow Academy Award winner Claudette Colbert late in their careers in Broadway productions; "The Kingfisher" by William Douglas-Home opening at the Biltmore Theatre on December 16, 1978 running for 181 performances and "Aren't We All" by Frederick Lonsdale opening at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on April 2, 1985 running for 93 performances. See more »

Trademark:

A clipped, witty, off-the-cuff line delivery See more »

Nickname:

Sexy Rexy

Star Sign:

Pisces

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