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Phil Harris

Phil Harris
NamePhil Harris
Birth NameWonga Philip Harris
Birth DateJune 24, 1904
Birth PlaceLinton, Indiana, USA
Death DateAugust 11, 1995(age 91)
Death PlacePalm Springs, California, USA
ShowThe Jack Benny Program
StationNBC, CBS
Show2The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show
StyleBand Leader, Comedian
CountryUnited States

Phil Harris

Personal information
NameWonga Philip Harris
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park
Glendale, California
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1942-1943
Battles/warsWorld War II
Other workBandleader, radio and television personality

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Phil Harris (born Wonga Philip Harris; June 24, 1904 August 11, 1995) was an American singer, songwriter, jazz musician, actor and comedian. Though successful as an orchestra leader, Harris is remembered today for his recordings as a vocalist, his voice work in animation (probably most famous later in his career for his roles as bears, one being Baloo in Disney's The Jungle Book and as Little John in Disney's Robin Hood) and as a pioneer in radio situation comedy, first with Jack Benny, and then in a series in which he co-starred with his wife, singer-actress Alice Faye, for eight years.

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