48 Facts About Richard Harris

1. Richard Harris had a top ten hit in the UK and the US with his 1968 recording of Jimmy Webb's song "MacArthur Park".

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2. Richard Harris netted an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal as a short tempered rugby player involved in a stormy relationship.

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3. In 1985, Richard Harris was knighted by the Queen of Denmark.

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4. Richard Harris became popular amongst children when he played the supporting role of Professor Albus Dumbledore in the first two parts of the Harry Potter series.

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5. Richard Harris won acclaim for his roles in A Man Called Horse and The Wild Geese (1978) and had minor but memorable roles in Unforgiven (1992) and Gladiator (2000).

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6. Richard Harris was vocal about his pride in his nationality, Goodwin saying that he once told the Sunday Times: "I'm proud to be called an Irishman.

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7. Richard Harris has the support of 21 of the state Senate's 28 Democrats, 75 percent of the caucus.

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8. Richard Harris was an accomplished squash racquets player, winning the Tivoli Cup in Kilkee four years in a row from 1948 to 1951, a record unsurpassed to this day.

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9. Richard Harris had fallen into a coma in his final three days.

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10. Richard Harris was survived by his three sons, Damian, Jared, and Jamie and by a niece, Annabelle.

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11. Richard Harris died at University College Hospital in Fitzrovia, London on 25 October 2002, aged 72.

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12. Richard Harris gave up drugs after almost dying from a cocaine overdose in 1978.

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13. Richard Harris portrayed the main and title character in the production Abraham and Saint John of Patmos in the 2000 TV film production Apocalypse.

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14. Richard Harris explained, "Because, you see, I don't just want to be remembered for being in those bloody films, and I'm afraid that's what's going to happen to me.

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15. Richard Harris appeared in two films that won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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16. Richard Harris chaired acting workshops and cast the university's production of Julius Caesar on November 1987.

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17. Richard Harris played the title role in Abraham and had the lead in Cry, the Beloved Country (1995).

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18. Richard Harris made a film in Canada, Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid, a drama about impotence.

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19. Richard Harris appeared in another action film, Golden Rendezvous, based on a novel by Alistair Maclean, shot in South Africa.

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20. Richard Harris had a cameo as Richard the Lionheart in Robin and Marian, for Lester, then was in The Return of a Man Called Horse.

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21. Richard Harris made his directorial debut with Bloomfield and starred in Man in the Wilderness a revisionist Western based on the Hugh Glass story.

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22. Richard Harris played the title role in the film Cromwell in 1970 opposite Alec Guinness as King Charles I of England.

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23. Richard Harris had a larger part in The Long and the Short and the Tall, playing a British soldier; Harris clashed with Laurence Harvey during filming.

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24. Richard Harris had a memorable bit part in the film The Guns of Navarone as a Royal Australian Air Force pilot who reports that blowing up the "bloody guns" of the island of Navarone is impossible by an air raid.

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25. Richard Harris spent nearly a decade in obscurity, learning his profession on stages throughout the UK.

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26. Richard Harris began getting roles in West End theatre productions, starting with The Quare Fellow in 1956, a transfer from the Theatre Workshop.

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27. Richard Harris could not find any suitable training courses, and enrolled in the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art to learn acting.

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28. Richard Harris appeared on stage and in many films, appearing as Frank Machin in This Sporting Life, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, King Arthur in the 1967 film Camelot and the subsequent 1981 revival of the show.

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29. Richard Harris asks city to hold off on vacant property registry.

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30. Richard Harris has not announced her presidential bid yet Sherrod Brown, Amy Klobuchar and Richard Blumenthal.

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31. Richard Harris has not announced her presidential bid Sherrod Brown, Amy Klobuchar and Richard Blumenthal.

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32. Richard Harris was surprised the play blew up like it did "Today came down to the offense and us not finishing in the red zone", running back Jalen Richard said.

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33. Richard Harris has decades of experience in WA's energy and resources sectors at strategic project and policy development level, in both the private and public sectors.

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34. Richard Harris was an accomplished racquetball player, winning the Tivoli Cup in Kilkee four years in a row from 1948 to 1951, a record unsurpassed to this day.

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35. Richard Harris was ultimately replaced as Dumbledore by the Irish-born actor Michael Gambon.

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36. Richard Harris was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease in August 2002, reportedly after being hospitalised with pneumonia.

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37. Richard Harris was a vocal supporter of the Provisional Irish Republican Army from 1973 until 1984.

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38. Richard Harris paid £75,000 for William Burges' Tower House in Holland Park in 1968, after discovering that the American entertainer Liberace had arranged to buy the house but not yet put down a deposit.

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39. Richard Harris was a member of the Roman Catholic Knights of Malta, and was dubbed a knight by the Queen of Denmark in 1985.

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40. Richard Harris made part of the Bible TV movie project filmed as a cinema production for the TV, a project produced by Lux Vide Italy with the collaboration of Radio Televisione Italiana RAI and Channel 5 of France, and premiered in the United States in the channel TNT in the 1990s.

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41. In 1999, Richard Harris starred in the film To Walk with Lions.

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42. In 1992, Richard Harris had a supporting role in the film Patriot Games, as a fundraiser for the Provisional Irish Republican Army.

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43. Richard Harris led the all-star cast in the train disaster film, The Cassandra Crossing.

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44. Richard Harris starred in a Western for Samuel Fuller, Riata, which stopped production several weeks into filming.

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45. Richard Harris recorded several albums of music, one of which, A Tramp Shining, included the seven-minute hit song "MacArthur Park".

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46. Richard Harris received an offer to support Kirk Douglas in a British war film, The Heroes of Telemark, directed by Anthony Mann, playing a Norwegian resistance leader.

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47. For his role, Richard Harris won Best Actor in 1963 at the Cannes Film Festival and an Academy Award nomination.

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48. Richard Harris made his film debut in 1959 in the film Alive and Kicking, and played the lead role in The Ginger Man in the West End in 1959.

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