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ROBERT HARRIS

Robert Harris, a veteran Shakespearean actor, died May 18 in London. He was 95.

Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Harris made his first professional appearance in 1923 in J.M. Barrie’s “The Will” at the Westminster Theater. Two years later he made his Broadway debut in Noel Coward’s “Easy Virtue.”

He joined the Old Vic company in 1931, playing Mark Antony in “Julius Caesar” and the title role in “Hamlet.” He appeared as Marchbanks in George Bernard Shaw’s “Candida” in New York in 1937.

In 1963 and 1964 he toured the U.S. playing Sir Thomas More in Robert Bolt’s “A Man for All Seasons.”

His last appearance was in William Templeton’s “Make No Mistake” in 1971 in suburban Guildford.

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