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Richard Harris Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Family, Biography

Richard Harris Quick Info
Height 6 ft 0½ in
Weight 80 kg
Date of Birth October 1, 1930
Zodiac Sign Libra
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 DevilThe Wreck of the Mary DeareThe Long and the Short and the Tall, The Guns of Navarone, Mutiny on the BountyA Terrible BeautyThe Heroes of Telemark, The Bible: In The BeginningCapriceCamelotThe Molly MaguiresA Man Called Horse, CromwellMan in the WildernessThe Deadly TrackersThe Return of a Man Called Horse, Echoes of a Summer, Gulliver’s TravelsOrca: The Killer WhaleThe Wild Geese, Your Ticket Is No Longer ValidThe NumberTriumphs of a Man Called HorseMartin’s DayKing of the WindMack the Knife, Wrestling Ernest Hemingway, The Barber of SiberiaThis Is the SeaTo Walk with LionsGladiatorGrizzly FallsMy KingdomHarry Potter and the Philosopher’s StoneThe Count of Monte CristoHarry 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 ForeverA Tramp ShiningThe Richard Harris Love AlbumMy Boy, and others.

Born Name

Richard St John Francis Harris

Nick Name


Richard Harris as seen in 1985
Richard Harris as seen in 1985 (City of Boston Archives / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)


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.

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Born Place

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

Net Worth

According to, his net worth was $20 Million at the time of his death.



Richard Harris and Jenny Agutter in a publicity photo for 'The Snow Goose' (1971)
Richard Harris and Jenny Agutter in a publicity photo for ‘The Snow Goose’ (1971) (PBS / eBay / Public Domain)


6 ft 0½ in or 184 cm


80 kg or 176.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Richard Harris had dated –

  1. Betty Kelly – He once hooked up with American singer Betty Kelly.
  2. Merle Oberon (1941-1955) – He was romantically involved with British actor Merle Oberon between 1941 and 1955.
  3. 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.
  4. Princess Margaret (1959) – He had an encounter with Princess Margaret in 1959.
  5. Princess Soraya (1964-1970) – He went out with Princess Soraya from 1964 to 1970.
  6. 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.

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Distinctive Features

Rich smooth voice with an Irish accent

Richard Harris as seen in 2001
Richard Harris as seen in 2001 (Dionant394 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Richard Harris Favorite Things

  • Football Team – Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Drinking Place On His Visits To Limerick – Charlie St George’s pub on Parnell Street

SourceWikipedia, IMDb

Richard Harris Facts

  1. 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).
  2. Richard Harris was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the European Film Awards in 2000 and Empire Awards in 2001.
  3. Harris spent his last 3 days in a coma. After his death, his ashes were cremated and his ashes were scattered in the Bahamas.

Featured Image by City of Boston Archives / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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