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Bill Shirley (1921–1989)

Bill Shirley was born on July 6, 1921 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He was an actor, known for Sleeping Beauty (1959), Flying Tigers (1942) and Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952). He died on August 27, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1953 Sweethearts on Parade
Bill Gamble
 1952 Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd
Bruce Martingale
 1950 Nancy Goes to Rio
Tenor in Operetta (uncredited)
 1949 Dancing in the Dark
Singer of Title Song over Opening Credits (uncredited)
 1944 Three Little Sisters
Pvt. Ferguson (as William Shirley)
 1942 Ice-Capades Revue
 1942 Hi, Neighbor
 1941 Mercy Island
Guide (uncredited)
 1941 Sailors on Leave
Bill Carstairs
 1941 Doctors Don't Tell
Tom Wayne
 1941 Ice-Capades
Bit (uncredited)
 1941 Rookies on Parade
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William Shirley

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Best remembered for providing Prince Phillip's singing voice in the Walt Disney animated classic Sleeping Beauty (1959), Bill also sang Freddy Eynsford-Hill's vocals ("On the Street Where You Live") in the film version of My Fair Lady (1964) Actor Jeremy Brett, who played the role of Freddy in the film, long claimed that he himself sang the role and that Bill merely "sweetened the high tones." ... See more »

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