|Richard Harris Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 0½ in|
|Date of Birth||October 1, 1930|
|Date of Death||October 25, 2002|
Richard Harris was an Irish actor, singer, voice actor, director, and producer who established himself as an icon of the British New Wave. His film credits include Shake Hands with the Devil, The Wreck of the Mary Deare, The Long and the Short and the Tall, The Guns of Navarone, Mutiny on the Bounty, A Terrible Beauty, The Heroes of Telemark, The Bible: In The Beginning, Caprice, Camelot, The Molly Maguires, A Man Called Horse, Cromwell, Man in the Wilderness, The Deadly Trackers, The Return of a Man Called Horse, Echoes of a Summer, Gulliver’s Travels, Orca: The Killer Whale, The Wild Geese, Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid, The Number, Triumphs of a Man Called Horse, Martin’s Day, King of the Wind, Mack the Knife, Wrestling Ernest Hemingway, The Barber of Siberia, This Is the Sea, To Walk with Lions, Gladiator, Grizzly Falls, My Kingdom, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, The Count of Monte Cristo, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Kaena: The Prophecy, and Cry, the Beloved Country. Harris also branched out as a singer and released many albums like The Yard Went On Forever, A Tramp Shining, The Richard Harris Love Album, My Boy, and others.
Richard St John Francis Harris
He was born on October 1, 1930.
On October 25, 2002, Richard Harris died of Hodgkin’s disease at the age of 72 at University College Hospital in Bloomsbury, London, England, United Kingdom.
Overdale, 8 Landsdown Villas, Ennis Road, Limerick, Ireland
Richard Harris studied at Crescent College and later attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art to study acting.
Actor, Singer, Voice Actor, Director, Producer
- Father – Ivan Harris (Flour Merchant)
- Mother – Mildred (née Harty)
- Siblings – Dermot Harris (Brother) (Served as Richard’s manager) (Died of a heart attack)
- Others – Richard Harris (Paternal Grandfather), Harriet Anderson (Paternal Grandmother), James Harty (Maternal Grandfather), Bridget/Brigid Liddy/Lyddy (Maternal Grandmother), Ella (Granddaughter), Marlowe (Grandson), Annabelle Wallis (Great-niece) (Actor)
Richard Harris was signed with The Agency, Talent Agency, Dublin, Ireland.
Dunhill Records, Legacy Recordings
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth was $20 Million at the time of his death.
6 ft 0½ in or 184 cm
80 kg or 176.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Richard Harris had dated –
- Betty Kelly – He once hooked up with American singer Betty Kelly.
- Merle Oberon (1941-1955) – He was romantically involved with British actor Merle Oberon between 1941 and 1955.
- Elizabeth Rees-Williams (1957-1969) – He got married to Elizabeth Rees-Williams (daughter of David Rees-Williams, 1st Baron Ogmore) in 1957 and they had 3 sons – actor Jared Harris (b. August 24, 1961), actor Jamie Harris (b. May 15, 1963), and director Damian Harris (b. August 2, 1958). The couple divorced in 1969.
- Princess Margaret (1959) – He had an encounter with Princess Margaret in 1959.
- Princess Soraya (1964-1970) – He went out with Princess Soraya from 1964 to 1970.
- Ann Turkel (1974-1982) – He married American actor and former model Ann Turkel in Beverly Hills in 1974 but they divorced after a few years in 1982. Despite their divorce, the two remained good friends.
Race / Ethnicity
Richard Harris was of Irish, Scottish, and Danish descent.
Rich smooth voice with an Irish accent
Richard Harris Favorite Things
- Football Team – Pittsburgh Steelers
- Drinking Place On His Visits To Limerick – Charlie St George’s pub on Parnell Street
Richard Harris Facts
- He brought to life the character of Albus Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter films: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002).
- Richard Harris was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the European Film Awards in 2000 and Empire Awards in 2001.
- Harris spent his last 3 days in a coma. After his death, his ashes were cremated and his ashes were scattered in the Bahamas.
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