Richard Harris

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Richard Harris
Born Richard St John Harris
October 1, 1930(1930-10-01)
Limerick, Irish Free State
Died October 25, 2002(2002-10-25) (aged 72)
London, England, UK
Cause of death Hodgkin's lymphoma
Education Crescent College
Alma mater London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Occupation Actor, singer-songwriter, producer, director, writer
Years active 1958–2002
Spouse Elizabeth Rees-Williams (1957–1969)
Ann Turkel (1974–1982)
Children Jamie Harris
Jared Harris
Damian Harris

Richard St John Harris (October 1, 1930 – October 25, 2002) was an Irish movie, stage, television actor, writer, movie, stage producer, singer-songwriter, and a movie director who is known for his roles as King Arthur in Camelot and as Albus Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter Movie Series. He was lifelong friends with Irish actor Peter O'Toole[1]

Harris was born in Limerick, Irish Free State on October 1, 1930 to an Irish Catholic family.[2] Harris studied to become an actor at the Crescent College and at The Royal Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Harris was married to Elizabeth Rees-Williams from 1957 until they divorced in 1969. Harris remarried in 1974 to Ann Turkel until they divorced in 1982. Harris has three sons: Jamie Harris, Jared Harris, and Damian Harris.

Harris died on October 25, 2002 from Hodgkin's lymphoma in his London, England home, aged 72.[3] He was replaced by also Irish actor Michael Gambon to play Dumbledore.

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