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Phillip Terry

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Phillip Terry (7 March 1909 – 23 February 1993) was an American actor. He was born Frederick Henry Kormann in San Francisco, California, the only child of German Americans, Frederick Andrew Kormann (1883–1948) and Ida Ruth Voll (1883–1954). He attended grade school in Glendale, California. His father was a chemical engineer in the oil fields who moved often. To ensure he receive a stable education, his parents sent him to live with relatives in New Jersey and attend school while they travelled. During the holidays, he would return to his parents in such places as Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Burkburnett, Texas. When he completed high school, he rejoined them for good. He worked for a time in the oil fields as a roustabout, then a tool pusher and rig builder. When he was seventeen, they moved back to San Francisco. He attended Stanford University, where he played football. He then became interested in theatre. After a brief stay in New York, he went to London, in 1933, where he enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He later went to Hollywood, California and took a job with CBS Radio, where he performed in a number of plays on the air. In 1937, a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer talent scout heard him in one of these broadcasts and arranged an interview. Terry made a screen test and was awarded a contract with the studio. Among his motion picture appearances, he had a bit part in the movie Mannequin starring Joan Crawford and the lead in Seven Keys to Baldpate (1947). Two years later he signed with Paramount, where he starred in The Parson of Panamint. He then did supporting roles in Wake Island and Bataan, the latter on which was when he was on "loan-out" to MGM. When he left Paramount, he signed with RKO and was in Music in Manhattan, George White's Scandals and Pan-Americana. Phillip Terry appeared in more than eighty movies over the span of his career. Many of the early roles were small and often uncredited. But in the 1940s he received bigger and more numerous roles in some quality movies, such as The Lost Weekend (1945) starring Ray Milland, and To Each His Own (1946) starring Olivia de Havilland, who won one of her Oscars for her role in the film. Description above from the Wikipedia article Phillip Terry, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Mar 7, 1909 In San Francisco, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
51
First Appeared:
In the movie Navy Blue and Gold 1937-11-19
Latest Project:
Movie Class of '74 1972-06-14
Known For
Poster of Class of '74
Poster of To Each His Own
Poster of The Monster and the Girl
Poster of Love Is a Headache
Filmography
Movie Class of '74 Dave 1972-06-14
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Series Mr. Novak Unknown 1963-09-24
Movie The Explosive Generation Mr. Carlyle 1961-10-19
Movie The Leech Woman Dr. Paul Talbot 1960-05-01
Series Philip Marlowe Unknown 1959-10-06
Series Hawaiian Eye Unknown 1959-10-07
Movie Man from God's Country Sheriff 1958-02-09
Movie Money, Women and Guns Damian Bard 1958-10-01
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series Lassie Unknown 1954-09-12
Movie Deadline - U.S.A. Lewis Schaefer 1952-03-14
Movie Beat the Band Damon Dillingham 1947-02-19
Movie Seven Keys to Baldpate Kenneth Magee 1947-06-05
Movie Born to Kill Fred Grover 1947-04-30
Movie To Each His Own Alex Piersen 1946-03-12
Movie The Dark Horse George Kelly 1946-07-19
Movie George White's Scandals Tom McGrath 1945-10-09
Movie Pan-Americana Dan Jordan 1945-03-22
Movie The Lost Weekend Wick Birnam 1945-11-29
Movie Ladies Courageous Maj. Tommy Harper 1944-02-02
Movie Music in Manhattan Johnny Pearson 1944-10-06
Movie Double Exposure Ben Scribner 1944-12-18
Movie Bataan Matthew Hardy 1943-06-03
Movie Torpedo Boat Tommy Whelan 1942-01-24
Movie Are Husbands Necessary? Cory Cortwright 1942-06-15
Movie Sweater Girl Prof. Martin Lawrence 1942-07-13
Movie The Monster and the Girl Scot Webster 1941-02-28
Movie The Parson of Panamint Rev. Philip Pharo 1941-07-25
Movie Gangs Of The City Bill Raymond 1941-10-30
Movie North West Mounted Police Constable Judson 1940-10-22
Movie Junior G-Men Jim Bradford 1940-11-01
Movie It's a Wonderful World Chauffeur (uncredited) 1939-05-19
Movie Money to Loan MGM Crime Reporter 1939-03-11
Movie Honolulu Nightclub Bandleader 1939-02-03
Movie Four Girls in White Dr. Sidney 1939-01-27
Movie Calling Dr. Kildare Bates 1939-04-28
Movie Tell No Tales Man on Stage 1939-06-12
Movie Balalaika Lieutenant Smirnoff 1939-12-15
Movie Fast and Furious! Master of Ceremonies 1939-10-06
Movie On Borrowed Time Bill Lowry 1939-07-07
Movie Miracles for Sale Magic Show Master of Ceremonies 1939-08-10
Movie Hold That Kiss Ted Evans 1938-05-13
Movie Love Is a Headache Club 44 Radio Man (uncredited) 1938-01-14
Movie Yellow Jack Ferguson 1938-05-19
Movie Young Dr. Kildare Dr. Vickery 1938-10-14
Movie Marie Antoinette Man in Gaming House (uncredited) 1938-08-26
Movie Spring Madness Dartmouth College Student 1938-11-11
Movie Boys Town Newspaper Reporter (uncredited) 1938-09-08
Movie Navy Blue and Gold Kelly 1937-11-19
Movie You're Only Young Once Pilot (uncredited) 1937-12-10
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