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Rolf Harris Biography: Wife, Children, Parents, Siblings, Family, Net worth, Death Cause

Rolf Harris is a Australian-British musician, entertainer, singer-songwriter, visual artist, and television personality.

He often used unusual instruments like the didgeridoo and the Stylophone in his performances, and is credited with the invention of the wobble board.

He was convicted in England in 2014 of the s3xual assault of four underage girls, which effectively ended his career.

Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris Biography

Rolf Harris was born in Perth, Western Australia, and was a champion swimmer as a child.

He went on to graduate from the University of Western Australia and then earned a Diploma of Education from what is now called Edith Cowan University.

His talent as a visual artist was recognized when he was in his late teens.

He was a finalist for the 1947 Archibald Prize and won the following year, as well as receiving other art-related accolades.

After relocating to London in the early 50s, he attended the City and Guilds of London Art School, and began working on television as a live cartoon artist.

He went on to create a popular act combining singing and painting.

He wrote a number of popular theme songs and tracks, released 30 studio albums, created his own instruments, and enjoyed an extensive career on television.

Rolf Harris

Some of the highlights of his career are:

He played unusual instruments like the didgeridoo, the Stylophone, and the wobble board.

He had several hit songs, such as “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport” (a Top 10 hit in Australia, the UK and the US), “Sun Arise”, “Jake the Peg” and “Two Little Boys”, which reached number 1 in the UK.

He hosted popular children’s television shows such as Rolf’s Cartoon Club and Animal Hospital.

He painted an official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in 2005. He collaborated with The Wiggles and other artists.

However, his career and reputation were ruined when he was arrested and charged with historic s3xual offences against young girls in 2013.

He was sentenced to five years and nine months in prison in 2014 and stripped of his honours. Harris died at his home in Bray, Berkshire, on 10 May 2023, aged 93.

Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris Wife

Rolf Harris was married to Alwen Hughes, a Welsh sculptor and jeweller. They met at art school and married in 1958.

Rolf Harris Children

Rolf Harris had only one child, a daughter named Bindi Harris. She was born in 1964 and became an artist like her father.

Rolf Harris Parents

Harris was born in Bassendean, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, to Agnes Margaret (née Robbins) and Cromwell (“Crom”) Harris, who had both emigrated from Cardiff, Wales.

Rolf Harris Siblings

Rolf Harris had one sibling, a brother named Bruce Harris. He was born in 1932 and worked as a film and television producer.

Rolf Harris Family

Harris’ family members:

Parents: Crom and Marge Harris
Sibling: Bruce Harris
Wife: Alwen Hughes
Daughter: Bindi Harris

Rolf Harris Net worth

Rolf Harris had a net worth of $19 million at the time of his death.

He earned his wealth through his musical career, songs, royalties, live concerts, paintings, endorsements, and TV & movie appearances.

Rolf Harris Death cause

Harris died at his home in Bray, Berkshire, on 10 May 2023, aged 93.

His death certificate gave the cause of death as neck cancer and “frailty.

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