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REX HARRISON BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Rex Harrison was born on March 5th, 1908 in Huyton, Lancashire, England, UK which is now known as Huyton, Knowsley, Merseyside, England, UK with the birth name Reginald Carey Harrison.  As a young boy, he changed his name to Rex.
 
At the age of eighteen he began a career as a stage actor, with his first job at the Liverpool Rep Theater.  This followed with his break through role in the play, "French Without Tears".  It was this role that got him known as, "the greatest actor of light comedy in the world" and also the nick name that soon followed, Sexy Rexy due to his way with women. 
 
In 1946 he worked on his first American film, "Anna and the King of Siam" and when he took on the defining role in, "My Fair Lady" (1964) he won a Tony Award for the play and an Oscar for the film version.  He retired from the film industry after making the film, "The Fifth Musketeer" (1979) but he did continue to work on stage which was his first love of the acting industry.
 
His final stage performance was as Lord Porteous in, "The Circle" and just three weeks later he passed away from pancreatic cancer on June 2nd, 1990 in New York City, New York.  He was cremated and part of his ashes were scattered in Italy and the other part on the grave of his second wife, Lilli Palmer.          

As it was known for his way with women, he was accused of having many affairs and therefore, holding together a marriage was not his forte.  He married a total of six times throughout his lifetime.  First to, Noel Marjorie Collette Thomas from 1933 through 1942 having one child together.  His second marriage was to Lilli Palmer from 1943 through 1957 and again having another child.  Marriage number three was to, Kay Kendall from 1957 through 1959 when she passed away.  This took a toll on him emotionally, but he continued with his career and his fourth marriage in 1962 to Rachel Roberts whom he remained with until 1971.  Marriage number five was to Elizabeth Rees from August 1971 through 1975.  Again, this marriage did not last either and he finally married again for a fifth time to Merica Tinker from 1978 through 1990 when he passed away.      

 
Filmography

1986 Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna 
1983 The Kingfisher
1982 A Time to Die
1981 Titanic in a Tub: The Golden Age of Toy Boats 
1980 Shalimar i
1979 The Fifth Musketeer 
1979 Ashanti 
1977 Crossed Swords
1971-1973 BBC Play of the Month
1969 Staircase 
1968 A Flea in Her Ear 
1968 Phenomenal and the Treasure of Tutankamen
1967 Doctor Dolittle 
1967 The Honey Pot 
1965 The Agony and the Ecstasy  
1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce 
1964 My Fair Lady 
1963 Cleopatra 
1961 The Happy Thieves
1960 Midnight Lace 
1960 Dow Hour of Great Mysteries 
1960 Startime
1958 The Reluctant Debutante 
1957 The DuPont Show of the Month
1955 Marriage a la Mode 
1954 King Richard and the Crusaders
1953 The United States Steel Hour
1952 Omnibus
1952 The Four Poster 
1951 The Long Dark Hall 
1950 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre
1948 Unfaithfully Yours 
1948 Escape 
1947 The Foxes of Harrow 
1947 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir 
1946 Anna and the King of Siam 
1945 Notorious Gentleman 
1945 Journey Together 
1945 A Yank in London 
1945 Blithe Spirit 
1941 Major Barbara 
1940 Night Train to Munich 
1940 Ten Days in Paris 
1939 Continental Express 
1939 Over the Moon 
1938 Villa for Sale 
1938 The Citadel
1938 Sidewalks of London 
1937 School for Husbands 
1937 Storm in a Teacup 
1936 Men Are Not Gods 
1935 All at Sea 
1934 Leave It to Blanche 
1934 Get Your Man 
1930 School for Scandal 
1930 The Great Game





Matinee Classics - The Private Files of Rex Saunders starring Rex Harrison and Leon Janney
Matinee Classics - My Fair Lady starring Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper, Jeremy Brett, Theodore Bikel, Mona Washbourne, Isobel Elsom and John Holland
Matinee Classics - My Fair Lady starring Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper, Jeremy Brett, Theodore Bikel, Mona Washbourne, Isobel Elsom and John Holland
Matinee Classics - Storm in a Teacup starring Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, Cecil Parker, Sara Allgood, Ursula Jeans, Gus McNaughton, Lee Strasberg, Edgar K. Bruce, Robert Hale, Quentin McPhearson, Arthur Wontner, Eliot Makeham, George Pughe, Arthur Seaton and Cecil Mannering
Matinee Classics - The Agony and the Ecstasy starring Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento, Harry Andrews, Alberto Lupo, Adolfo Celi, Venantino Venantini, John Stacy, Fausto Tozzi, Maxine Audley and Tomas Milian
Matinee Classics - The Agony and the Ecstasy starring Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento, Harry Andrews, Alberto Lupo, Adolfo Celi, Venantino Venantini, John Stacy, Fausto Tozzi, Maxine Audley and Tomas Milian
Matinee Classics - The Ghost and Mrs. Muir starring Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders, Edna Best, Vanessa Brown, Anna Lee, Robert Coote, Natalie Wood, Isobel Elsom and Victoria Horne
Matinee Classics - The Ghost and Mrs. Muir starring Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders, Edna Best, Vanessa Brown, Anna Lee, Robert Coote, Natalie Wood, Isobel Elsom and Victoria Horne


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