Remembering the great actor Rex Harrison, who died on this date in 1990.
Rex Harrison was one of the best British actors of both cinema and theatrer.
His is best remembered for his role as Professor Henry Higgins in Lerner and Loewe’s musical”My Fair Lady”, both on stage and film versions. He won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading role for “My Fair Lady” in 1965.
Rex Harrison also starred in “Cleopatra” along Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, “Doctor Dolittle”, “The Agony and the Ecstasy” along with Charlton Heston, “Blithe Spirit”, “Anna and the King of Siam” and “The Ghost and Mrs Muir”.
On 25 July 1989, Rex Harrison was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace and an orchestra played the music of songs from My Fair Lady.
Rex Harrison has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one at 6906 Hollywood Boulevard for his contribution to films, and the other at 6380 Hollywood Boulevard for his contribution to television. Harrison is also a member of the American Theater Hall of Fame. He was inducted in 1979.
Remembering Rex Harrison!