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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa INTELLIGENCE CONTINUED in HUMM SUB Of UR (HIS OWN) In theatrical circles Rex Harrison has frequently been regarded as a controversial character —cocky, arrogant, opinionated, talented, insecure, and defensive. Five times married, he has on occasion been a kind, sympathetic, 'brave and considerate husband, as playgoers will soon find out when Terence Rattigan’s drama, "In Praise of Love," opens in New York. The play tells the poignant story of a husband whose wife is dying of cancer and who is determined to keep from her that terminal truth. The play is based on what happened to Harrison in 1957, when he decided to marry Hay Kendall, a tall, well-turned, witty, fun-loving British actress. When Harrison was starring on Broadway in ’’My Fair Lady," the physician who examined Hay Kendall phoned Harrison, sadly explained: "There is something you must know. Miss Kendall is suffering from leukemia. There’s nothing we can do for her. At best she has a few years." Miss Kendall was scheduled to go to Hollywood to star in "Les Girls," and Harrison decided under the circumstances that neither she nor anyone else should know the truth of her illness. That summer he married her, prevented insurance physicians from examining her, generally a required procedure before a studio will employ any star, and carried on as if nothing untoward was in the wings. When she grew successively worse, he told his wife that she was suffering from pernicious anemia and that blood transfusions were necessary to get her well. She died on Sept. 7, 1959, 27 months after she and Harrison had been married. Now Harrison is prepared to reenact the drama of it all in a play which points up & period in his life which does him proud. Wlsk-Around-tlte-Collar Costs 204“ Less. Nothing fights ring-an)und-the-collarl>etter than Wi sk-around-the-col lar. It’s been famous for that. For years. But you should see Wisk work its wonders on other stains and other fabrics, too. Just use as directed. And Wisk’s strength is concentrated to get out so many stains. Better than pre-soaking. Better than bleaching.Better than washing with powders. In fact, there’s hardly a trouble spot too tough for Wisk. If Wisk can do this job on stains, imagine what it can do for your whole wash. Want proof? Get Wisk. 200 OHO Saw 200 on Wisk. 2001 Ta lh* ital** Tm ara authorized la act ai •ar agent far IM (ademption af filii CMpen Wa will fem*baria you far (ha fica value af tbit caupo* ar if canaan calli far fraa mer chandu* wa will ratmbuue pa* far Itta fraa geedt. alai 3* far handling, aminded that pan and tha container have complied with tha fermi af aar caapan attar at tinted ba law Any failure ta antarca thaia farm that! net ba daamad a waiver af an* af tha cand! liana Term! af tha canaan after: Thu canaan it good anly when redeemed by yen tram a centenier at time at anrchaimg mantled brand Veld if prehibited, taaad ar reatrlcted Tha clammer mutt pay any taint tai in valved Thu canaan it nan attignahla. In- rn.- Inert ana canaan par purchata 0340 valcat proving pnrchata at lefficieat itack af aar brandt ta caver ceapant precented mutt ba thown open rebuilt, and failure ta da ta may, at ear option, void all caupont tuhmittad far rodamptian far which na prmt af product! purchated it chawn Canpant will na! ba honored and will ba void if prw tented through oattide aganciat. broken ar athort wha ara net retail diitnbutart of ear marc hindi ta ar apecifically author nod by ut to prttent caupant far .ademption. Cath value 1/20 of la. Laver Brother! Company. Bai 1315, Clin ten, (awa S2734. Goad anly an Wuk Any athar ate constitute! ti and Coupon expires Dec 31.197b 2001 ;