Rex Harrison in his most classic cinematic role, as Professor Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady 1964
a.k.a. Sir Reginald Carey Harrison MBE
a.k.a. Sexy Rexy
fleshdeath 02-Jun-1990 (age 82)
musical dramatist of stage and screen * 1908-1990 * Rex Harrison
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rex_Harrison * tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotisha
charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
Purvazadha * Apah
BPL commentary: For Purva-azadha natives, tthe condition of sweet Professor Bright Bhrigu considerably affects the outcome.
Feminine figures such as sisters, aunts, and wives, along with partnerships, sensual pleasures, artistic beauty, treasuries, and music, may be especially influential.
"... corresponds to rather a low type of character .
One who does not wish for and does not get the gracious things out of life.
Quarrelsome and low in appearance and manner.
He vainly considers himself above his station in life
Events matched to
Vimshottari Dasha Timeline|
Budha Mahadasha * age birth until age 7.1 |
Thurs-05-Mar-1908 fleshbirth * Budha-Rahu period
Ketu Mahadasha * age 7.1 until 14.1
Zukra Mahadasha * age 14.1 until 34.1
29-Jan-1934 child-1 * Zukra-Guru period
1942 Divorce-1 * Zukra-Ketu period * chidradasha
Surya Mahadasha * age 34.1 until 40.1
Chandra Mahadasha * age 40.1 until 50.1
1948 career-threatening scandal due to suicide of his extramarital amour Carole Landis who killed herself after spending the evening with Harrison * Chandra-Chandra swabhukti * Chandra rules 8-secrets * Shani-yuti-Chandra and Shani rules 8th-from-8th
1957 Divorce 2 * Chandra-Zukra period * Zukra rules 6-divorce
Mangala Mahadasha * age 50.1 until 57.1
Sept-1959 dramatic actress Kay Kendall decease from leukemia * Mangala-Rahu period * Rahu-7
1964 win Academy Award for the cinematic version of My Fair Lady * Mangala-Surya period * Surya rules 9- drama, celebrity
Rahu Mahadasha * age 57.1 until 75.1
1971 Divorce * Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules 2-divorce when the next mate is already established
1975 divorce * Rahu-Ketu period
17-Dec-1978 marriage-6 to dramatist Marcia Tinker * Rahu-Zukra * R-K gochara Kanya-Meena contact Meena-Chandra
26-Nov-1980 suicide of 4th wife Rachael Roberts, following Harrison's refusal to re-marry her * Rahu-Chandra period * Chandra rules 8 widowhood, sudden destructive forces, secrets * Shani-yuti-Chandra and Shani rules 8th-from-8th
Guru Mahadasha * age 75.1 until decease age 82
25-July-1989 knighted by UK-Queen 1926- Elizabeth-2 * Guru-Budha period * Budha rules 10th navamsha
02-Jun-1990 fleshdeath (pancreatic cancer, age 82). He was performing in a stage drama at the time of death * Guru-Budha period * Budha maraka rules-7
| Distinctive features of the nativity|
Rex Harrison's father was a Liverpool cotton broker. Surya in bhava-3 business, commerce, transactions ++ Budha rules 7-brokerage, negotiation.
Dad was said to have been a partying musical man-about-town, popular but oft unemployed (Surya weakened in Kumbha). Shani-yuti-Chandra shows father dominated by mother. His mother by contrast was a disciplinarian who ran a respectable home * Chandra-yuti-Shani
7th-from-Chandra-4 = suggests that for one playing the husband role (Harrison) the wife-role is fundamentally a provider of public dignity. He was marrying to obtain a respectable facade, behind which Ketu-1 does as it pleases.
Wife-2 Lilli Palmer, represented by his Kuja-yuti-Zukra in 2nd-from-Chandra = bhava-5 drama, was a famous celebrity actress of the era
Chandra Mahadasha Chandra Randhresha suicide scandal
Harrison endured a nearly-career-ending scandal during Chandra-Chandra swabhukti when his extramarital (8) lady-love committed suicide (8) after spending the evening with Rex. Also recurring scandal after the suicide of one of his six wives (8 = death of spouse). There was a permanent taboo-association affecting his reputation stemming from his life habit of "very married" philandery (8, hidden liaison). However boosted by the fabulous Chandra-4 parivartamsha uttama-Guru-8, the scandals ultimately added an occult allure to his Matinee idol aura.
Rulers of 5, 6, 11, 12 join in 5 -- these are also the rulers of 2, 3, 9. and 10 from Chandra
Rex Harrison was a distinguished and rather notorious stage-and-screen dramatist-singer who was engaged in theatrical acting throughout his long and professionally productive life. In fact, he was acting on stage until only a few weeks before his death from pancreatic cancer at age 82.
Harrison's professional reputation was defined by several world-class performances in roles such as Professor Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (1964) and Doctor Doolittle (1967). These classic cinematic films have remained popular more than 50 years after their first release, due largely to Harrison's sharply articulate and charismatic performances. Harrison played many popular roles, but he was in particular a master of wry comedy.
Budha-Kumbha suffers moudhya-dosha which afflicts bhava-7 and bhava-10 with a narrative of weak critical thinking, poor judgment. Budha rules both yuvathibhava-7 AND 7th-from-Chandra, suggesting that the area of life most impacted by the combust Budha = relationships.
Harrison was loved by theatrical audiences due to the regal celebrity of his high-visibility communicative craft (Budha-yuti-Surya-3 + Budha rules-10 Career) and the charmingly humorous precision of his speech * Rahu-Mithunaya Rahu drishti to Budha-3
He particularly excelled in roles representing linguists and masters of speech * such as 'professor Higgins' and 'doctor Doolittle".
Guru-8 rules career 10th-from-Chandra = Dhanushya containing Ketu.
Harrison was a mid-century Matinee idol upon whom the public audience projected their unrestrained fantasies, typical of Ketu-1 and greatly publicized due to Ketu also being in 10th-from-Chandra while Guru-8 parivartamsha Chandra-4
In the capricious world of drama, he enjoyed extraordinary professional longevity. Uttama-Guru-8 grants the broad and expansive (Guru) capacity to "reinvent oneself". By releasing the conventional limits on self-redefinition, one may use the "old container" to hold "new energy" thus appearing re-born. Uttama-Guru casting drishti into bhava-12 imagination, bhava-2 voice, and bhava-4 cultural roots = continuously expanded his outreach as well as multiplied his ongoing scandals (8) from his teens until his eighties.
"there's no such thing as bad publicity" * Guru-8 parivartamsha Chandra-4 * Scandals and the Sensationalist Press
Uttama-Guru in 8 generated numerous scandals regarding his extramarital affairs and shell-deaths of lovers and spouses (2nd-from-7). The publications press (Budha-yuti-Surya-3) eagerly developed these sensational stories to increase their readership. However, unlike a political career, a dramatic career often benefits from the publicity of a scandal. So it was with Harrison, whose six marriages and much extramarital mischief were excoriated by moral critics (Shani-4 local morality) but celebrated by his audiences. Surya-Kumbha is confident to operate outside conventional hierarchies but nevertheless Shani remains within some system - here the fan-base network - exemplifying the thespian's slogan "there's no such thing as bad publicity".
Guru-8 parivartamsha Chandra-4 takes the scandalous material and exchanges it with moral punishment from the cultural base, giving readers the salacious stories that they wanted to read and criticize.
With Ketu-1 Mr. Harrison lived largely in disregard for the moral outrage that his lifestyle provoked. He was more concerned with working to pay his considerable debts and the tabloid publishers appreciated his ability to produce good copy.
romantic challenges due to Zukra rules-6 and Mangala rules-12 while Zukra-yuti-Mangala-5 romance, children, drama
Harrison had substantial debt from alimony following his numerous divorces. Rogesha-6 Zukra divorce yuti vidyapathi-5 Kuja romance propelled a spinning cycle of romantic, poetic conquest.
partially blind in left eye (left eye is bhava-12) result of childhood measles = Mangala rules-12 and Zukra-yuti-Mangala where Zukra rules 6-injuries
Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka
Always working * Nishturabhashi Yoga
Atmakaraka Chandra-4 parivartamsha uttama-Guru-8 produced a gainful career (Guru rules 10th-from-Chandra) in face-voice-speech-song (Shani rules-2).
Shani dhanapathi with randhresha-Chandra suggests that there is never quite enough money, and the native will be obliged to work professionally even into elder years
Shani drishti upon 10th-from-Chandra while Shani-yuti-Chandra is evidenced by the characteristics of age benefitting his career. Harrison famously ascended when his forehead became furrowed with the lines of age. His most successful professional period occurred when he was eligible to enact middle-aged and elder male roles such as "Professor Higgins" (a sixty-ish teacher) and "Doctor Doolittle" (a wizened, experienced veterinarian)
Unpleasantly critical; few friends
During his sixty-year career, Harrison's fellow actors (5 dramatists) admired his achievements (Zukra-5 rules 11-goals) . Yet they often complained of his sharply critical, unforgiving, domineering and demanding behavior
He was considered a difficult man to work with. Colleagues complained that Harrison was lacking empathy toward the needs of others and unappreciative of the gifts of others. In other words, his public perfectionism combined with private intolerance defines a textbook narcissist.
Nishturabashi yoga in bhava-4 extends its impact via Shani controls both Surya and Budha, while Chandra controls Guru.
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)
Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka
The high-visibility divorces from Zukra and the high-visibility scandals from randhresha-8 uttama-Guru did not ultimately harm his career since Ketu in 10th-from-Chandra is a shape-shifter than avoids most penalties (not all though, since there is also a Shani drishti into Ketu).
file update: 01-Jul-2018
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