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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 9 April 1908King's Norton, Worcestershire, England, UK
Date of Death 1 August 1961Melbourne, Australia  (heart attack)

Mini Bio (1)

Philip Stainton was born on April 9, 1908 in King's Norton, Worcestershire, England. He was an actor, known for The Ladykillers (1955), Mogambo (1953) and Moby Dick (1956). He died on August 1, 1961 in Melbourne, Australia.

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Died during the 423rd stage performance of "East Lynne", a musical comedy melodrama. It was directed and rewritten by him, and became a smash hit in Australia. He died in the arms of his wife, Betty Bailey-Stanton, who was a performer in the show as well.
He played the part of the Anglican Bishop in John Ford's The Quiet Man (1952). He got his nickname, 'Bish', filming this movie. When he came off the set during one scene, some nuns thought he was a real Bishop and they wanted to kiss his ring.
Usually typecast as uniformed policemen.

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