LOS ANGELES -- British actress Rachel Roberts, former wife of actor Rex Harrison, was found dead in the back yard of her home, police said today. She was 53.
Police said the body of Miss Roberts was discovered Wednesday by her gardener. She apparently died of a heart attack, authorities said.
Harrison and Miss Roberts were married in a civil ceremony in Genoa, Italy, in 1962 and divorced in 1971. It was her second marriage and Harrison's fourth.
Miss Roberts won the British Film Academy award for 'This Sporting Life' in 1963 and 'Saturday Night and Sunday Morning' in 1969. She also appeared in 'Valley of Song,' (1952) and 'O Lucky Man,' (1973).
Miss Roberts and her first husband Alan Dobie divorced in 1960 after five years of marriage.