|Born||Richard St John Harris
October 1, 1930
|Died||October 25, 2002 (aged 72)
London, England, UK
|Cause of death||Hodgkin's lymphoma|
|Alma mater||London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art|
|Occupation||Actor, singer-songwriter, producer, director, writer|
|Spouse||Elizabeth Rees-Williams (1957–1969)
Ann Turkel (1974–1982)
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
Harris was born in Limerick, Ireland on October 1, 1930 to an Irish Catholic family. Harris studied to become an actor at the Crescent College and at The Royal Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Harris has been 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 children, Jamie Harris, Jared Harris, and Damian Harris.
- Peter O'Toole at the Internet Movie Database
- "A hell-raiser and shining star". Daily Mail. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-144670/A-hell-raiser-shining-star.html. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
- Severo, Richard (26 October 2002). "Richard Harris, Versatile And Volatile Star, 72, Dies". The New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9801E2D91E3CF935A15753C1A9649C8B63. Retrieved 10 December 2007.