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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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 1986 Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (TV Movie)
Grand Duke Cyril Romanov
 1983 The Kingfisher (TV Movie)
 1982 A Time to Die
Van Osten
 1981 Titanic in a Tub: The Golden Age of Toy Boats (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1979 Ashanti
Brian Walker
 1978 Shalimar
Sir John Locksley
 1969 Staircase
Charles Dyer
 1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce
Lord Charles Frinton - The Marquess of Frinton
 1961 The Happy Thieves
Jimmy Bourne
 1960 Midnight Lace
Anthony Preston
 1960 Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Cyril Paxton
- The Dachet Diamonds (1960) ... Cyril Paxton
 1960 Startime (TV Series)
Fred Cortin
- Dear Arthur (1960) ... Fred Cortin
 1957 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Mr. Sir
- Crescendo (1957) ... Mr. Sir
 1955 Marriage a la Mode
In the Hospital: The Patient - Charles Hathaway
 1953 Main Street to Broadway
Rex Harrison
 1953 This Is London (Short)
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 1952 Omnibus (TV Series)
Henry VIII
 1951 The Long Dark Hall
Arthur Groome
 1950 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
 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 Villa for Sale (TV Short)
 1938 The Citadel
Dr. Lawford
 1937 Storm in a Teacup
Frank Burdon
 1936 Men Are Not Gods
Tommy Stapleton
 1936 All at Sea
Aubrey Bellingham
 1934 Leave It to Blanche
 1934 Get Your Man
Tom Jakes
 1930 School for Scandal
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1930 The Great Game
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Aren't We All" on Broadway. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Sir Rex Harrison


6' 1" (1.86 m)

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by Rachel Roberts, Harrison's fourth wife]: Rex cannot be pleased. Servants have got slapped with his tongue or hand. Eventually his servants and wives leave him. Rex is one of those who thinks living well is the best revenge. It may be, but the revenge is taken out on his nearest and dearest. See more »


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


The role of Professor Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady" See more »


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Rex didn't like Heston True_Grits
He is SO sexy in this movie.... moviefan1964
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