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Rex Harrison

1908 - 1990

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Sir Reginald Carey "Rex" Harrison (5 March 1908 – 2 June 1990) was an English actor. Harrison began his career on the stage in 1924. He made his West End debut in 1936 appearing in the Terence Rattigan play French Without Tears, in what was his breakthrough role. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rex Harrison has received more than 4,163,959 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 55 in 2019). Rex Harrison is the 657th most popular actor (down from 546th in 2019), the 817th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 723rd in 2019) and the 101st most popular British Actor.

Rex Harrison is most famous for his role as Dr. Henry Higgins in the musical, My Fair Lady.

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  • 4.2M

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  • 60.76

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  • 53

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  • 3.45

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  • 5.28

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Rex Harrison ranks 657 out of 9,996Before him are Idina Menzel, Bruce Dern, Max Linder, Jeroen Krabbé, Katharina Schratt, and Richard E. Grant. After him are Vera Miles, Rita Moreno, James Spader, Jackie Coogan, Uma Thurman, and Louis Jourdan.

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Among people born in 1908, Rex Harrison ranks 50Before him are Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia, Arthur Adamov, Józef Gosławski, Victor Ambartsumian, Martha Gellhorn, and Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden. After him are Robert Merle, Mercè Rodoreda, Bernard Lee, Stéphane Grappelli, Henri, Count of Paris, and Chivu Stoica. Among people deceased in 1990, Rex Harrison ranks 38Before him are Bruno Kreisky, Capucine, Edward A. Murphy Jr., Robert Noyce, Taiichi Ohno, and Ivan Serov. After him are Princess Sophie of Hohenberg, Aaron Copland, Oldřich Nejedlý, Patrick White, Vasili Kuznetsov, and Jill Ireland.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Rex Harrison ranks 817 out of 7,765Before him are George Porter (1920), James Hadley Chase (1906), Peter Benenson (1921), Brian Epstein (1934), Louise of Great Britain (1724), and Jerome K. Jerome (1859). After him are Leonora Carrington (1917), Philip Noel-Baker (1889), Mary Kingsley (1862), Denis Thatcher (1915), Paul Grice (1913), and Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley (1508).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Rex Harrison ranks 101Before him are Tim Roth (1961), Charles Laughton (1899), Imelda Staunton (1956), John Gielgud (1904), Wentworth Miller (1972), and David McCallum (1933). After him are Peter Finch (1916), Bernard Hill (1944), Bernard Lee (1908), Graham Chapman (1941), Tom Wilkinson (1948), and Terry Jones (1942).

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