Harrison began his career on the stage in 1924. He won his first Tony
Award for his performance as Henry VIII in Anne of the Thousand Days
in 1949. His second Tony was for the role of Professor Henry Higgins
in the stage production of My Fair Lady in 1957. He reprised the role
for the 1964 film version, which earned him a Golden Globe Award
and Best Actor Oscar.
Harrison also appeared in many other films, including Anna and the King
of Siam (1946), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947), Cleopatra (1963), and
Doctor Dolittle (1967). He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth ll in July 1989.