Rolf Harris's Biography

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Rolf Harris was born in Bassendean, Perth, Western Australia. His wife Alwen is a sculptress and jeweller. They have a daughter, Bindi, who is a painter.

He had hits with Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport (1960), and Two Little Boys (1969), which reached Number 1.

The Queen had her portrait painted by Rolf Harris as part of her 80th birthday celebrations. She celebrates her 80th birthday in April 2006, although the picture was unveiled in December 20, 2005. Amusingly, The Sun had an article about Rolf Harris unveiling the portrait written by 'Toulouse Le Plot, Sun Art Critic'.

Rolf Harris came 43rd in The Independent's list of Britain's happiest people.

Harris was made a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2006.

In October 2008, the BBC reported that Rolf Harris was to re-record Two Little Boys to help mark the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I.

In 2011, Rolf Harris was one of the teachers in Jamie's Dream School.

In September 2012, it was announced that Rolf Harris was to present Rolf's Animal Clinic on Channel 5.

In June 2014, Rolf Harris was found guilty of 12 charges of indecent assault, which took place in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

In April 2016, Rolf Harris pleaded not guilty to further charges of indecent assault and one of sexual assault.

On 8 February 2017, Rolf Harris was cleared of three charges of sexual assault and the jury failed to return a verdict on four other counts.

It was later revealed that Rolf Harris would face a retrial over three alleged sexual assaults and one new charge of indecent assault.

On 16 November 2017, Rolf Harris had one of 12 indecent assault convictions overturned by the Court of Appeal.

In May 2023, he died aged 93.

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