Brit Noel Harrison, Star of 'The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.' and Son of Rex Harrison, Dies


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Actor and singer Noel Harrison, son of movie star Rex Harrison, has died. The British performer made a brief splash in the United States in the sixties after securing the co-starring role in 'The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.' opposite Stephanie Powers. Harrison played U.N.C.L.E. agent, Mark Slate. His blond shaggy locks proved popular with females, though Harrison never quite achieved the foreigner appeal that David McCallum did on the parent series, 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' Still, he is fondly remembered by many children of the sixties.

Harrison passed away on October 20th of a heart attack. He was 79 years of age. The news was initially revealed on Twitter via his wife, Lori.

While in America, Harrison popped up on a variety of shows, including a three-part episode of 'Mission: Impossible,' the Robert Wagner starrer 'It Takes a Thief,' 'The Mod Squad,' 'The Name of the Game,' and 'Ironside.' Harrison followed up in the 70s with a guest shot in another Wagner series, 'Hart to Hart.' He did just a few shows the following decade, such as a couple of 'The Love Boat' episodes and the comedy 'Kate & Allie.'

Harrison also had success with the song, 'THe Windmills of Your Mind' from the 1968 film, 'The Thomas Crown Affair.' His interest in music also had him hosting the CBS show 'Take Time with Noel Harrison' in 1974 that focused on songwriters.