Born Reginald Carey on this day in 1908 at Huyton, England, Rex Harrison became an actor whose career encompassed more than 40 films and scores of plays. He won both a Tony and an Oscar for the role of Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, perhaps his most famous role. Among other films, he appeared in The Agony and the Ecstasy, Cleopatra, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and Night Train to Munich. He claimed he would never retire from acting and he was appearing in a Broadway revival of Somerset Maugham's The Circle three weeks before his death on June 2, 1990.
Click here to view the library's holdings of materials about Rex Harrison and films in which he appeared.
Register today for Stroller Strides (for parents and children ages 6 weeks to 3 1/2 years)
is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. It
includes power walking and intervals of strength and body toning
exercises using exercise tubing, the stroller, and the environment.
Taught by Bethany Pacheco, it is a great workout for any level of
exerciser. Classes will last 50 minutes and be held in the Library
Tuesday, March 4 at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 1 at 9:30 a.m.
Directed by Sam Wood. With Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Paul Henreid, and John Mills. James Hilton's best-selling novella of a shy schoolmaster's dedication to his profession was memorably adapted to the screen in this charming, enchanting version. Donat won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal. 114 minutes
Born this day at Portland, Maine in 1807, this American poet and writer is best remembered for his classic narrative poems, such as The Song of Hiawatha, Paul Revere's Ride and The Wreck of the Hesperus. He died at Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 24, 1882.
Click here for the library's holdings of books about or by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. For other biographies, literary criticism, bibliographies, resources, as well as a literary-historical timeline of Longfellow, click here to be taken to Moorestown Library's Literature Resource Center database available from Gale.