NAME: PHIL HARRIS BORN/PLACE(HOMETOWN):
FAME/BIO:
Radio bandleader and comic on "The Jack Benny Program" (1936-52). Had a radio show of his own with his wife Alice Faye.
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    TIMELINE:

    YEAR EVENT
    1904 (06/24) Born Wonga Phillip Harris in LINTON. Lived with grandmother at 190 E St., NE.
    1914 Played drums and sounds for Nicklo Theater.
    1916 Nashville, TN.
    1928 09/02 - Wed Mascotte (Marcia) Ralston in Australia. Lofner-Harris band.
    1932 Coconut Grove.
    1933 Met Alice Faye. So This is Harris AA Best Short. (05/29) Hollywood on the Air. Melody Cruise
    1934 Listen to Harris [radio]. Harris In The Spring (RKO short)
    1935 03/18 - Born adopted son, Phil Harris Jr.
    1936 Double Or Nothing (RKO short). The Jack Benny Program.
    1937 Turn Off the Moon (Paramount).
    1939 Divorce Marcia Ralston. Man About Town.
    1940 Buck Benny Rides Again. Dreaming Out Loud.
    1941 05/12 - Weds Alice Faye.
    1942 05/19 - Born daughter, Alice.
    1944 04/26 - Born daughter Phyllis.
    1945 I Love a Bandleader. (1945-46) Kollege of Musical Knowledge.
    1946 (09/29) Fitch Bandwagon radio show.
    1948 "Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy" recorded with Scatman Crothers. (10/03-54) The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show (NBC Sponsor: Rexall) (Jerry Haendiges' log).
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    1949
    1950 Wabash Avenue.
    1951 High School diploma. Phil Harris Day. (05/10) Suspense "Death On My Hands". Wild Blue Yonder. Starlift. Here Comes the Groom [DVD](1951) DVD *Phil appears in a brief scene when Bing Crosby sings a song on a plane trip.
    1952 (03/30) Colgate Comedy Hour. (06/21) TV telethon hosted by Bob Hope to raise money for Olympic athletes. (09/20, 10/04) The All Star Revue. (12/28) Colgate Comedy Hour.
    1953 (04/16) Colgate Comedy Hour. (09/25) The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show (NBC Sponsor: RCA-Victor). (10/20) Bob Hope Show. (11/25) MS telethon. (11/28) All Star Revue.
    1954
  • The High And The Mighty (Special Collector's Edition) [DVD](1954) DVD
    The Oscar-winning progenitor of the airborne disaster film genre features a memorable turn by John Wayne as a veteran airline pilot unable to overcome surviving a crash which killed his wife and child. Serving as co-pilot to brash rival Robert Stack on a Honolulu-San Francisco passenger flight that sustains a midair emergency, Wayne must try to safely land the damaged plane before the fuel runs out. Among the passengers, whose personal crises are shown in flashbacks, are unhappily married couple Laraine Day and John Howard, playboy David Brian, mail-order bride Jan Sterling, and world-weary Claire Trevor; William Wellman directs. 148 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo Surround; Subtitl
    * Phil has a small part. Most of the time he is giving advise on marrage. There is a bit of comic relief in a flashback. Telling how they had a bad vacation.
  • (01/17, 10/03) Colgate Comedy Hour.
  • (05/18) Milton Berle Show.
  • 1955 (04/03) Colgate Comedy Hour. (07/07) The Tonight Show.
    1956 Good-bye, My Lady.
  • Anything Goes [DVD](1956) DVD
    Effervescent musical comedy, based on the play by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, with Bing Crosby and Donald O'Connor as Broadway stars on the lookout for a leading lady to co-star in an upcoming show. But trouble arises during a transatlantic cruise when Crosby offers the job to slinky French dancer Jeanmaire while O'Connor promises the part to American chanteuse Mitzi Gaynor. Phil Harris co-stars; features the Cole Porter tunes "You're the Top," "I Get a Kick Out of You," "It's De-Lovely," and more. 106 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English.
    * Phil plays the father of Mitzi and he also happens to be avoiding taxes. Most of the time is he easy going and willing to go to jail just to give his a chance to go to Broadway. (10/13) George Gobel Show. (10/27) Manhattan Towers. (12/20) Lux Video Theater.
  • 1957 (09/25) This is Your Life. (12/17) George Gobel Show.
    1958 (05/04) Steve Allen Show. (10/05) Jack Benny's 40th Bithday. Club Oasis (tv). (10/21) George Gobel Show. (11/22) Dean Martin Show.
    1959 (02/06) Phil Harris Show.
    1960 (05/30) Steve Allen Show. (10/08) Jackie Gleason Show.
    1961 (04/12) Bob Hope Show.
    1962 (10/02) Red Skelton Show.
    1963 Wheeler Dealers. (11/26) Andy Williams Special.
    1964
  • The Patsy [DVD](1964) DVD
    An inept hotel bellhop is groomed for stardom by a late comedian's management and writing team in this madcap Jerry Lewis feature. Peter Lorre (his last film), Keenan Wynn, Everett Sloane and Ina Balin co-star. 101 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; theatrical trailer.
    * Phil is the joke writer team but all he does is grip that he can't get Jerry to tell a joke.
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  • (01/15) Ben Casey "One Nation Indivisible".
  • (09/23) Burke's Law.
  • (10/12) Andy Williams Show.
  • (12/05) Hollywood Palace.
  • 1965 (03/08) Bing Crosby Show. (03/22) Andy Williams Show. (09/25) Hollywood Palace. (09/27) Andy Williams Show.
    1966 (09/25) Andy Williams Show. (11/09) ABC Stage 67. (11/12) Hollywood Palace. (11/24) Dean Martin Show . (12/11) Best of Burlesque.
    1967 Cool Ones. (01/18) Dean Martin Show. (02/11, 18) Hollywood Palace. (02/19) F Troop "Where Were You at the Last Massacre". (02/23) Dean Martin Show. (10/18) The Jungle Book.
    1968 (02/05) "Lucy and Phil Harris" The Lucy Show. (02/14) Kraft Music Hall. (10/10, 12/12) Dean Martin Show. (10/14) Mitzi, Mitzi, Mitzi.
    1969
  • The Gatling Gun [DVD](1969) DVD
    The title weapon is the prize in a deadly three-way battle between the Cavalry, Apache warriors and renegade criminals in this thrilling frontier adventure. Guy Stockwell, Patrick Wayne, Woody Strode, John Carradine star. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; biographies; filmographies; photo gallery; more.
    (01/21) That's Life. (01/25) Bing Crosby Golf. (05/03) Hollywood Palace. (09/27) Johnny Cash Show.
  • 1970 (01/21) Jack Benny Roast. (01/25) Bing Crosby Pro Am. (02/05) Tom Jones Show. (04/06) Dean Martin Show. (04/29, 05/06) Music Hall "Bobby Gentry". (06/24) Music Hall "Des O'Connor". (12/24) The Aristocats.
    1971 (01/17) Bing Crosby Pro Am. (03/10) Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Jack Benny. (08/17) Once Upon A Tour.
    1972 (01/15) Bing Crosby Pro Am.
    1973
  • Robin Hood [DVD](1973) DVD
    He swings through the forest, robbing the rich to help the poor, but now he's a fox! What's more, Little John's a bear, Friar Tuck's a badger, and evil Prince John's a lion. Disney's thrilling animated version of the timeless legend features the voices of Roger Miller, Peter Ustinov, Terry-Thomas and Phil Harris. 83 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; game; sing-along song; bonus cartoon "Ye Olden Days."

    (03/07) Bob Hope Show. (05/07) Alan King in Vegas.
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  • 1974 (02/25) "Lucy and Phil Harris Strike Up the Band" Here's Lucy.
    1975 (01/26) Bing Crosby Pro Am.
    1976 (01/25) Bing Crosby Pro Am. (08/04) Tonight Show.
    1977 (01/23) Bing Crosby Pro Am.
    1978 (12/02) Fantasy Island "The Vaudevillians".
    1979
    05/05 - Phil Harris-Alice Faye Collection opens in Linton, IN.
    06 - Phil Harris Scholarship Festival.
    1980 (01/26) Love Boat. (02/05) Jack Benny Love Letter.
    1981 (02/07, 14) Concrete Cowboys 'Guest'.
    1985 The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue.
    1992 (03/20) Rock-A-Doodle [premier in Indianapolis].
    1993 Indiana Golf Hall of Fame.
    1995 Died. Buried at Palm Springs Mortuary}.
    1996 04/23 Thing About Phil Harris.
    1998 05/09 - Alice Faye dies.
    1999 02/16 My Kind of Country.
    2001 03/13 - Died: Phil Harris Jr.

    Notes: Thanks to Norm Herm of PhilHarris@egroup.com for the list of TV appearances.
    MY COLLECTION
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    RCA Victor 3 record set (45 rpm)
    "That's What I Like About the South"/
    "Look Out Stranger I'm a Texas Ranger".
    "The Dark Town Poker Club"/
    "44 Sycamore".
    "Pappy's Little Jug"/
    "Minnie the Mermaid".
    THAT'S WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THE SOUTH
    RCA Camden (1958)
    "The Dark Town Poker Club"
    "Woodman, Spare That Tree"
    "That's What I Like About the South"
    "The Preacher and the Bear"
    "Deck of Cards"
    "Is It True What They Say About Dixie"
    "Goofus"
    "The Thing"
    "The Persian Kitten"
    "St. James Infirmary"
    "Muskrat Ramble"
    "Row, Row, Row"
    SOUTHERN COMFORT
    Mega (1972)
    "The Dark Town Poker Club"
    "Nobody"
    "Row, Row, Row"
    "Lazy River"
    "That's What I Like About the South"
    "Wooman, Woodman, Spare That Tree"
    "The Preacher and the Bear"
    "Some Little Bug is Going to Find You"
    "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette)"
    "Washboard Blues"
    Coins from Mari gra when Phil was Bacchus
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