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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 29 January 1934London, England, UK
Date of Death 19 October 2013Devon, England, UK  (heart attack)
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Noel Harrison was born on January 29, 1934 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966), The Best of Enemies (1961) and The Hollywood Squares (1965). He was married to Lori Chapman, Margaret Benson and Sara Lee Eberts Tufnell. He died on October 19, 2013 in Devon, England.

Spouse (3)

Margaret Benson (14 April 1972 - 1989) (divorced) (2 children)
Sara Lee Eberts Tufnell (22 March 1959 - 1969) (divorced) (4 children)
Lori Chapman (? - 22 October 2013) (his death)

Trivia (11)

Children include actresses Cathryn Harrison and Harriet Harrison and actor Simon Harrison.
Son of Rex Harrison and Collette Thomas.
Charming, shaggy blond British actor, singer, composer and musician, born in London, best known in the US for co-starring with Stefanie Powers in the popular 1960s TV spy series The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966) and winning brief cult status. He won the role after being spotted by the producer's wife on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962).
In America from 1965, he abandoned Hollywood in the 1970s for Nova Scotia, where he designed and hand-built his own home. He also played guitar with country, folk, and bluegrass bands and even hosted Take Time with Noel Harrison (1974), a CBS-TV program about songwriters.
Married three times and has five children: Cathryn Harrison, an actress; Simon Harrison, an actor and musician; Harriet Harrison, a horse trainer; Chloe, a record-company exec; and Will, a musician-songwriter.
Recorded a number of songs, including the 1969 UK top-ten hit "The Windmills of Your Mind", written by Michel Legrand.
Was best man at the wedding of Julie Andrews and Tony Walton.
Older half-brother of Carey Harrison.
Was a champion skier. Represented Great Britain at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics.
Now lives in Devon, England [August 2009]

Personal Quotes (1)

I went to California when I was 12, did the Hollywood thing. I only wanted to meet Abbott and Costello. Sadly, Dad didn't mix in those circles.

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