Rex Harrison

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Sir Reginald Carey "Rex" Harrison (5 March 1908 – 2 June 1990) was an English actor of stage and screen.

Harrison began his career on the stage in 1924. He won his first Tony Award for his performance as Henry VIII in the play Anne of the Thousand Days in 1949. He won his second Tony for the role of Professor Henry Higgins in the stage production of My Fair Lady in 1957. He reprised the role for the 1964 film version, which earned him a Golden Globe Award and Best Actor Oscar.

In addition to his stage career, Harrison also appeared in numerous films, including Anna and the King of Siam (1946), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947), Cleopatra (1963), and Doctor Dolittle (1967). In July 1989, Harrison was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

In 1975, Harrison released his first autobiography. His second, A Damned Serious Business: My Life in Comedy, was published posthumously in 1991.

Harrison was married six times and had two sons: Noel and Carey Harrison. He continued working in stage productions until shortly before his death from pancreatic cancer in June 1990 at the age of 82.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 American Musical Theater, Volume III Various Artists 1
1992 Best of the Silver Screen Various Artists 1
1993 Original Cast! 100 Years of the American Musical Theater: The Fifties, Part Two Various Artists 1
1995 The Best of Broadway: The Late '50s Various Artists 1
1996 The Greatest Hits of The Musicals Various Artists 1
1999 Broadway: The Great Original Cast Recordings Various Artists 1
1999 The 20th Century in Music Various Artists 1
2001 The All Time Greatest Musical Hits Various Artists 1
2001 The Greatest Musicals of the 20th Century Various Artists 1
2002 GET SWINGING Various Artists 1
Bring Me Sunshine Various Artists 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1959 My Fair Lady (1959 original London cast) Lerner & Loewe 5
1964 My Fair Lady (1964 film cast) Lerner & Loewe 4

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