People: Sep. 15, 1961

A strong candidate for inclusion in Queen Elizabeth's next Honors List. Rex Harrison, 53, had grown so touchy about his associations that he backed out of a play in which his part obliged him to denounce democracy as "disgusting." Fearful that the iconoclasm of his lines might alienate Buckingham Palace ("I don't want to be in anything subversive") and discouraged by lukewarm critical reception, Harrison announced that he would abandon Nigel Dennis' August for the People by mid-month. Among the lesser troupers who will be made jobless by Harrison's decision was the gifted...

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