Rex Harrison to Be Honored Posthumously by Museum of the City of New York Oct. 28

News   Rex Harrison to Be Honored Posthumously by Museum of the City of New York Oct. 28
The Museum of the City of New York will honor the centenary of late Academy and Tony Award winner Rex Harrison in a symposium of his work Oct. 28.
Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison

Daily News Cultural Affairs editor Howard Kissell will moderate the 4 PM Oct. 28 symposium. The panel will include stage luminaries Philip Bosco, Simon Jones, Marian Seldes and producer Elliot Martin. Harrison, who was knighted in 1989 by Queen Elizabeth II, will be celebrated with selections from his film appearances in "My Fair Lady," "Night Train to Munich" and "Unfaithfully." Lady Harrison will host a reception following the symposium.

Harrison made his London stage debut in Florence Kilpatrick's Getting George Married and starred in the London production of Noel Coward's Design for Living. Harrison's Broadway debut came in 1936 with Sweet Aloes. Among his Broadway successes were Bell, Book and Candle; Heartbreak House; The Circle; and his Tony-winning performances in Anne of the Thousand Days and My Fair Lady.Harrison earned an Academy Award for reprising the role of Henry Higgins in the film adaptation of My Fair Lady.

Reservations for the Rex Harrison tribute are available by calling (212) 534-1672, ext 3395. Further information is available by visiting

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