Rolf Harris was an Australian entertainer who became a household name in the UK during his six-decade career. He was born on March 30, 1930, in Perth, Western Australia, and began his career as a musician, singer-songwriter, and composer. He later became known for his work as a comedian, actor, painter, and television personality.
However, in recent years, Rolf Harris has been in the news for a very different reason. In 2014, he was convicted of 12 counts of indecent assault against four girls, some as young as seven years old, between 1968 and 1986. The trial and subsequent conviction sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry and the wider public, as Harris had been a beloved figure for many years.
Since his conviction, Harris has been stripped of his honours, including his OBE and CBE, and has been serving time in prison. In 2020, he was released from prison on license, but his conviction and the events leading up to it continue to be a topic of discussion and controversy.
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Rolf Harris, convicted paedophile and entertainer, dies aged 93
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