Wife Marguerite Lamkin

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Harvard University (Ivy League), 2 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Greenwood Cemetery Ocala, Marion County, Florida, USA

Rory Harrity and Yvette Mimieux in Where the Boys Are (1960).Rory Dion Harrity (May 26, 1933 - July 23, 1974) was an actor, known for One Step Beyond (1959), Where the Boys Are (1960) and Not for Hire (1959).

Rory Dion Harrity was born on May 26, 1933 in Jacksonville, Florida, the son of writer Richard Harrity (1907-1973) and Nancy Davenport Camp. He was a 1955 Harvard University graduate, former editor of the Harvard Lampoon and founder of their Roscoe Award for Worst Acting. In the 1960s, he wrote short stories and articles for Esquire, Penthouse and Playboy magazines.

When Rory’s marriage in 1959 to socialite Marguerite Lamkin was reported in the New York Times, he was described as “an actor appearing in Look After Lulu” – a Noël Coward play that premiered in 1959 on Broadway for 39 performances and then played in London later the same year. According to ex-wife Marguerite Lamkin's obituary in the Daily UK News, October 30, 2020, she divorced Harrity after accusing him of excessive drinking and extramarital affairs. Harrity was the second of Lamkin’s three husbands. Their marriage ended in 1963. According to the novelist Christopher Isherwood, Harrity and Lamkin’s marriage ended because Harrity was homosexual and “Marguerite has been accusing Rory right and left of boyf***ing”.

His father Richard Harrity was a playwright, who died 18 months before his son, in January 1973. Richard Harrity’s New York Times obituary reported that, at the time of his father’s death, Rory was living in London. Rory Harrity died on July 23, 1974 in Klosters, Graubünden, Switzerland.

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