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Overview (3)

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died in San Diego, California, USA
Birth NamePhilip Earnest Truex

Mini Bio (1)

Philip Truex was born on September 20, 1911 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Philip Earnest Truex. He was an actor, known for This Is the Army (1943), Lights Out (1946) and Charlie Wild, Private Detective (1950). He was married to Eleanor Louise Goldsworthy, Eve Truex and Yolande Donlan. He died on August 7, 2008 in San Diego, California, USA.

Spouse (3)

Eleanor Louise Goldsworthy (21 June 1980 - 7 August 2008) ( his death)
Eve Truex (1954 - 1978) ( her death)
Yolande Donlan (5 August 1943 - 1954) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (4)

Ex-son-in-law of James Donlan.
Enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army on 31 March 1941.
Son of Ernest Truex.
Philip Truex wrote a book on gardening called The City Gardener which was published in New York by Alfred A. Knopf in 1963. In 1955 Truex was offered the part of Harry in the film The Trouble with Harry by Alfred Hitchcock. This was to be his final acting role. Initially he was excited because it was the title role. His excitement soon turned to disappointment when he learned that his part did not have any dialogue and he would have to play a corpse. Truex felt this was a sign that his acting career was dead so he decided to turn his hobby of gardening into a business, opening a garden shop called The City Gardener in New York City with his second wife Eve in 1956.

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