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Rex Harrison

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Rex as Captain Gregg in THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR (1947).

Music Clips:

Click here"Prelude" (clip) by Bernard Herrmann (a .MP3 file).
Click here"The Sea" (clip) by Bernard Herrmann (a .MP3 file).
Click here"The Painting" (clip) by Bernard Herrmann (a .MP3 file).
Click here"The Storm" (clip) by Bernard Herrmann (a .MP3 file).

A poster from the epic CLEOPATRA (1963) with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.  Harrison earned an Oscar nomination for his performance as Julius Caesar.

With Audrey Hepburn in MY FAIR LADY (1964). He won a Best Actor Oscar for his role as Professor Henry Higgins in this film, a role which he had originated in the stage version on Broadway with Julie Andrews.

"Women are irrational. That's all there is to that. Their heads are full of cotton, hay, and rags. They're nothing but exasperating, irritating, vacillating, calculating, agitating, maddening and infuriating HAGS!"

Rex as the title character in DR. DOLITTLE (1967), based on the Hugh Lofting novel about a world-famous veterinarian who could speak to animals.

Further Reading:

  • Rex : an autobiography by Rex Harrison (London: Macmillan, 1974).
  • A damned serious business by Rex Harrison (New York: Bantam Books, 1991).
  • Rex Harrison : a biography by Nicholas Wapshott (London: Chatto & Windus, 1991).
  • Rex Harrison : a biography by Roy Moseley with Philip and Martin Masheter (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987).

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