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Irish actor, singer, film director and writer

Richard Harris is ...

Dead
Born 1 Oct 1930 in Limerick
Died 25 Oct 2002 in University College Hospital
Age72 years
CauseHodgkin's lymphoma
Correction?
Richard Harris
Richard Harris
Title: Mayor Raymond L. Flynn presenting proclamation for "Camelot Day" to Actor Richard Harris Creator: Mayor's Office - City Photographer Date: 1985 Source: Mayor Raymond L. Flynn records, Collection #0246.001 File name: RF_0157 Rights: Copyright City of Boston Citation: Mayor Raymond L. Flynn records, Collection #0246.001, City of Boston Archives, Boston

About Richard Harris

Richard St John Harris (1 October 1930 – 25 October 2002) was an Irish actor and singer. He 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. He played an aristocrat and prisoner in A Man Called Horse (1970), a gunfighter in Clint Eastwood's Western film Unforgiven (1992), Emperor Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator (2000), and 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). Harris had a number one hit in Australia and Canada and a top ten hit in the United Kingdom and United States with his 1968 recording of Jimmy Webb's song "MacArthur Park".

He is also known as Richard St John Harris.

Death

Harris was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease in August 2002, reportedly after being hospitalised with pneumonia. He died at University College Hospital in Fitzrovia, London on 25 October 2002, aged 72. He was survived by his three sons named Damian, Jared and Jamie and niece named Annabelle. He had fallen into a coma in his final three days.

Harris was a lifelong friend of actor Peter O'Toole, and his family reportedly hoped that O'Toole would replace Harris as Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. There were, however, worries of insuring O'Toole for the six remaining films in the series. Harris was ultimately replaced as Dumbledore by the Irish-born actor Michael Gambon.

Harris' body was cremated, and his ashes were scattered in the Bahamas, where he had owned a home.

Films

Richard Harris has worked on the following films:

Unforgiven
1992 American Western film
1992
Cromwell
1970 British film directed by Ken Hughes
1970
The Wild Geese
1978 film by Andrew V. McLaglen
1978
The Guns of Navarone
1961 Anglo-American war film
1961
Patriot Games
1992 film by Phillip Noyce
1992
The Bible: In the Beginning
1966 film by John Huston
1966
Camelot
1967 musical film
1967
Hawaii
1966 American film
1966
The Count of Monte Cristo
2002 film by Kevin Reynolds
2002
Smilla's Sense of Snow
1997 Danish-British-American thriller film directed by Bille August
1997
Mutiny on the Bounty
1962 film by Carol Reed, Lewis Milestone
1962
The Cassandra Crossing
1976 film by George P. Cosmatos
1976
Red Desert
1964 film by Michelangelo Antonioni
1964
Caprice
1967 film by Frank Tashlin
1967
Juggernaut
1974 British thriller film
1974
This Sporting Life
1963 film by Lindsay Anderson
1963
Robin and Marian
1976 film by Richard Lester
1976
Golden Rendezvous
film
1977
The Heroes of Telemark
1965 film by Anthony Mann
1965
Orca
1977 film by Michael Anderson
1977
Tarzan, the Ape Man
1981 film by John Derek
1981
The Field
1990 film by Jim Sheridan
1990
A Man Called Horse
1970 film by Elliot Silverstein
1970
Cry, the Beloved Country
1995 film by Darrell Roodt
1995
Kaena: The Prophecy
2003 film by Pascal Pinon, Chris Delaporte
2003
Game for Vultures
1979 film by James Fargo
1979
The Barber of Siberia
1998 film by Nikita Mikhalkov
1998
Man in the Wilderness
1971 film by Richard C. Sarafian
1971
The Molly Maguires
1970 film by Martin Ritt
1970
The Long and the Short and the Tall
1961 film by Leslie Norman
1961
The Wreck of the Mary Deare
1959 film by Michael Anderson
1959
A Terrible Beauty
1960 film by Tay Garnett
1960
Grizzly Falls
1999 film by Stewart Raffill
1999
The Return of a Man Called Horse
1976 film by Irvin Kershner
1976
Silent Tongue
1993 film by Sam Shepard
1993
Ravagers
1979 film by Richard Compton
1979
Mack the Knife
1989 film by Menahem Golan
1989
Strike Commando 2
1988 action film
1988
99 and 44/100% Dead
1974 film by John Frankenheimer
1974
Highpoint
1982 film by Peter Carter
1982
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway
1993 film by Randa Haines
1993
The Triumphs of a Man Called Horse
1983 film by John Hough
1983
Gulliver's Travels
1977 film by Peter R. Hunt
1977
Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid
1981 film by George Kaczender
1981
Bloomfield
1971 film directed by Richard Harris and Uri Zohar
1971
To Walk with Lions
1999 film by Carl Schultz
1999
The Three Faces
1965 film by Mauro Bolognini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Franco Indovina
1965
The Deadly Trackers
1973 film by Barry Shear
1973
Echoes of a Summer
1976 film by Don Taylor
1976
Martin's Day
1985 film by Alan Gibson
1985
The Last Word
1979
The Snow Goose
1971