GIRL FROM U.N.C.L.E. STAR NOEL HARRISON DEAD
NOEL HARRISON who co-starred with STEFANIE POWERS in “The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.” has died at 79.
Noel suffered a heart attack after a performance on Saturday in Devon, southwest England, and died in a hospital, his wife confirmed.
Noel Harrison the son of actor Rex (“My Fair Lady”) Harrison was a British champion skier and represented the UK at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics before becoming a professional musician.
He moved to the United States during the 1960s' "British invasion".
Noel toplined along with Powers in “The Man From Uncle” spin-off on NBC which ran from 1966-67.
Noel’s greatest success, however, was his recording of with "The Windmills of Your Mind," which was the theme to 1968 heist movie The Thomas Crown Affair starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway.
The theme composed by Michel Legrand won the best song Oscar.
Noel wrote on his website that he had not anticipated the song would become so popular, saying "It didn't seem like a big deal at the time. I went to the studio one afternoon and sang it and pretty much forgot about it.
"I didn't realize until later what a timeless, beautiful piece... and turned out to be my most notable piece of work."