Rex HarrisonOscar Winner
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Rex was born under the official name Harrison, Reginald Carey on March 5th, 1908. He died on June 2nd, 1990 in New York City, New York, USA (pancreatic cancer). Known to his close friends as Sexy Rexy, he has been a credited actor since the 1954 film King Richard and the Crusaders.
Rex Harrison was a dependable leading actor. He has starred in three films including the 1967 adventure film Doctor Dolittle as the character Dr. John Dolittle, the 1967 comedy movie The Honey Pot playing Cecil Sheridan Fox and the 1954 adventure release King Richard and the Crusaders cast as Emir Hderim Sultan Saladin.
Rex was a dependable supporting cast member. He has appeared in four films including: the 1977 adventure film Crossed Swords as the character The Duke of Norfolk, the 1965 drama movie The Agony and the Ecstasy playing Pope Julius II and the 1964 drama release My Fair Lady cast as Professor Henry Higgins.
Rex Harrison has earned salaries up to $300,000 for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1964 drama film My Fair Lady, which brought in $72,000,000 at the box office.
Rex has garnered moderate media attention, having been featured on the cover of at least two magazines, captured in more than five pictorials and featured in two magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least four books. He has been the subject of at least one biographical film.
As an actor Rex Harrison has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on two occasions. His first Oscar was for Best Actor for his portrayal of Professor Henry Higgins in the 1964 film My Fair Lady. Rex Harrison was also nominated for Best Actor for his role as Julius Caesar in the 1963 movie Cleopatra .