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Richard Benjamin Harrison Jr. rose to fame as “The Old Man” on the popular reality TV show Pawn Stars. On the series, the family patriarch was known for his cantankerous character, behaving with grouchiness befitting his role, as he described it, as an “old grump.” However, it appears that there was much more to Harrison than meets the eye.

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Harrison came into the world on March 4, 1941. His place of birth was Danville, Virginia. His family heritage was Irish, though his grandma would claim strong links to their native United States’ history, insisting that they were related to the presidents Benjamin Harrison and William Henry Harrison. However, Harrison indicated that he didn’t believe that the link was true.

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