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John Philliber (1873–1944)

John Philliber was born on July 6, 1873 in Elkhart, Indiana, USA as John Mortimer Philliber. He was an actor, known for Double Indemnity (1944), A Lady Takes a Chance (1943) and It Happened Tomorrow (1944). He was married to Fredalena Kline. He died on November 6, 1944 in Elkhart. See full bio »
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Double Indemnity Joe Pete
A Lady Takes a Chance Storekeeper
Summer Storm Polycarp - Petroff's Butler


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 1944 Gentle Annie
 1944 Three Is a Family
Dr. Bartell
 1944 Summer Storm
Polycarp - Petroff's Butler
 1944 Double Indemnity
Joe Pete
 1944 Ladies of Washington
Mother Henry
 1944 It Happened Tomorrow
Pop Benson
 1944 Strange Confession
 1943 A Lady Takes a Chance

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He acted in Maxwell Anderson's play, "Winterset," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Burgess Meredith, Myron McCormick, Harold Johnsrud, Morton L. Stevens, Fernanda Eliscu, Margo, Theodore Hecht, Anatole Winogradoff, Eva Langbord, Helen Wynn, Lee Baker, Billy Quinn, Hitous Gray, Abner Biberman, Anthony Blair, Harold ... See more »

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Slightly-built and balding, Philliber was primarily a stage actor. His greatest success was as Mr. Sycamore in "Winterset" on Broadway (1942). He came to films only near the end of his life, giving several poignant performances as frail elderly gentlemen. See more »

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