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Rex Harrison

Wins Oscar

5 Apr, 1965

Rex Harrison wins the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Professor Henry Higgins, who tries to educate his younger protegé (Audrey Hepburn) in George Cukor’s musical My Fair Lady. Hepburn presents the award.

I feel in a way I should split it in half [referring to Hepburn] between us . . . I would like to thank everybody who had anything to do with the making of My Fair Lady . . .  Deep love to, well, two fair ladies I think (he kisses Hepburn).

Rex Harrison Wins Best Actor: 1965 Oscars

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