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October 1, 1930
Richard St. John Harris was a two-time Academy Award-nominated
and Grammy Award-winning Irish actor, singer-songwriter, theatrical
producer, film director and writer. He appeared on stage and in many
films, and is perhaps best known for his roles as King Arthur in Camelot
(1967), as Oliver Cromwell in Cromwell (1970) and for his
portrayal of Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's
Stone (2001) and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
(2002), his last film. He also played a British aristocrat and prisoner
in A Man Called Horse (1970), and a gunfighter in the Clint
Eastwood directed western Unforgiven (1992).
Death: October 25, 2002 (age 72)
His final screen role was for television as Lucius Sulla in
"Julius Caesar" in 2002 before succumbing to Hodgkin's Disease
Where are they buried?
- Cremated, ashes scattered in The Bahamas
- Reedley Cemetery, Reedley, California
- Forest Lawn Memorial Park , Youngstown, Ohio