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Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (lung cancer)
Height 5' 11½" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

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Singer and actor who appeared in second-string Republic Pictures musicals during the wartime 40s. His career went nowhere and he became a better behind-the-scenes singing double.
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." Brett finally admitted years later in the 1994 documentary The Making of 'My Fair Lady' (1995) that Bill indeed supplied the singing voice.
Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and attended Shortridge High School. Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.

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