Richard Harris

Actor and Singer Richard Harris

Profession: Actor and Singer


Biography: Best known for his role as Frank Machin in "This Sporting Life" and as King Arthur in the 1967 film "Camelot".

Born: October 1, 1930
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra

Died: October 25, 2002 (aged 72)
Cause of Death: Hodgkin's disease

Married Life

  • 1957-02-09 Actor-singer Richard Harris (26) weds socialite Elizabeth Rees (20); divorce in 1969
  • 1974-06-07 Irish actor and singer Richard Harris (43) weds American actress Ann Turkel (27); divorce in 1982

Historical Events

  • 1968-05-11 Irish actor Richard Harris releases single "MacArthur Park"; it becomes a million-seller topping the charts in Canada and Australia, and peaking at #2 in US and #4 in UK