Phil Harris (I) (1904–1995)


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A bandleader of the 1940s and a radio, film, and TV actor who always seemed to imply allegiance to the former Confederate States of America. Was a principal of long standing among the comedian Jack Benny's radio retinue, parlaying his popularity into his own radio series, in which his wife, Alice Faye, co-starred. See full bio »

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Known For

Robin Hood Little John - A Bear
(1973)
The Jungle Book Baloo the Bear
(1967)
The Aristocats O'Malley
(1970)
The Wheeler Dealers Ray Jay Fox
(1963)

Filmography

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 1991 Rock-A-Doodle
Narrator / Patou (voice)
 1981 Ramblin'Man (TV Series)
Old Harold
- Eldorado: Part One (1981) ... Old Harold
- Eldorado: Part Two ... Old Harold
 1980 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Harvey Cronkle
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Will Fields
- Carnival/The Vaudevillians (1978) ... Will Fields
 1974 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Phil Harris
- Lucy and Phil Harris Strike Up the Band (1974) ... Phil Harris
 1973 Robin Hood
Little John - A Bear (voice)
 1971 The Gatling Gun
Luke Boland
 1970 The Aristocats
O'Malley (voice)
 1969 That's Life (TV Series)
 1968 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Phil Stanley
- Lucy and Phil Harris (1968) ... Phil Stanley
 1967 The Jungle Book
Baloo the Bear (voice)
 1967 The Cool Ones
Fred MacElwaine
 1967 F Troop (TV Series)
Flaming Arrow
- What Are You Doing After the Massacre? (1967) ... Flaming Arrow
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
- The People Trap (1966)
 1965 The Bing Crosby Show (TV Series)
Barney Jenks
- One for the Birds (1965) ... Barney Jenks
 1963-1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Gus Watt / Rip Farley
- Who Killed Vaudeville? (1964) ... Gus Watt
- Who Killed Billy Jo? (1963) ... Rip Farley
 1964 The Patsy
Chic Wymore
 1964 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Clarence Simmons
- The Only Place Where They Know My Name (1964) ... Clarence Simmons
 1963 The Wheeler Dealers
Ray Jay Fox
 1960 The Betty Hutton Show (TV Series)
Colonel Barker
- Rock 'n' Roll (1960) ... Colonel Barker
 1956 Saturday Spectacular: Manhattan Tower (TV Movie)
Billy
 1956 Good-bye, My Lady
A. H. 'Cash' Evans
 1956 Anything Goes
Steve Blair
 1954 The High and the Mighty
Ed Joseph
 1951 Starlift
Phil Harris
 1951 The Wild Blue Yonder
Sgt. Hank Stack
 1951 Here Comes the Groom
Phil Harris (uncredited)
 1950 Wabash Avenue
Mike Stanley
 1945 I Love a Bandleader
Phil Burton
 1940 Dreaming Out Loud
Peter Atkinson
 1940 Buck Benny Rides Again
Phil Harris
 1939 Man About Town
Ted Nash
 1937 Harris in the Spring (Short)
Phil Harris and His Orchestra
 1937 Romancing Along (Short)
 1937 Turn Off the Moon
Phil Harris (as Phil Harris and His Orchestra)
 1936 Double or Nothing (Short)
Phil Harris
 1933 So This Is Harris (Short)
Phil
 1933 Melody Cruise
Alan Chandler
 1929 Why Be Good?
Drummer in Band at The Boiler (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1946-54) Radio: Starred with wife Alice Faye in NBC Radio's "Fitch Bandwagon". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

Wonga Harris | Phil Harris and His Orchestra

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Spouse:

Alice Faye  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Harris, Jake | See more »

Parents:

Harry Harris | Dolly Harris
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Bing Crosby] He was a tough guy. Make one wrong move, and he'd never speak to you again. See more »

Trivia:

His orchestra's theme song was "Rose Room". See more »

Trademark:

Best known for his role as Baloo the Bear in The Jungle Book (1967) See more »

Nickname:

Curly

Star Sign:

Cancer

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