Richard Harris, (born October 1, 1930, Limerick, Ireland—died October 25, 2002, London, England) was an Irish actor of stage and screen. He studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Harris recorded several albums of music, one of which, A Tramp Shining, included the seven-minute hit song “MacArthur Park” This song was written by Jimmy Webb, and it reached number 2 on the American Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also topped several music sales charts in Europe during the summer of 1968. “MacArthur Park” sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc.