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Phillips Holmes

Phillips Holmes

American actor
Phillips Holmes
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Quick Facts

Intro American actor
Was Actor Stage actor Film actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 22 July 1907, Grand Rapids
Death 12 August 1942, Ontario (aged 35 years)
The details

Biography

Phillips Holmes (July 22, 1907 – August 12, 1942) was an American film actor who appeared in 44 films between 1928 and 1938.

Early life, education and career

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of stage star Taylor Holmes, Holmes enjoyed a privileged childhood and received his education at Trinity College, Cambridge, the University of Grenoble and a year at Princeton University where he was spotted in the undergraduate crowd during the filming of Frank Tuttle's Varsity in 1928 and offered a screen test.

Military service and death

At the start of World War II, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was killed in a mid-air collision in northwest Ontario, Canada.

Legacy

Holmes has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Partial filmography

  • Her Market Value (1925) (uncredited)
  • Varsity (1928)
  • The Wild Party (1929)
  • Stairs of Sand (1929)
  • The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1929)
  • The Devil's Holiday (1930)
  • Her Man (1930)
  • Man to Man (1930)
  • The Dancers (1930)
  • Grumpy (1930)
  • The Criminal Code (1931)
  • Stolen Heaven (1931)
  • An American Tragedy (1931)
  • Broken Lullaby (1932)
  • Night Court (1932)
  • Men Must Fight (1933)
  • Looking Forward (1933)
  • Dinner at Eight (1933)
  • Beauty for Sale (1933)
  • Penthouse (1933)
  • Stage Mother (1933)
  • Nana (1934)
  • Caravan (1934)
  • Great Expectations (1934)
  • Million Dollar Ransom (1934)
  • The Divine Spark (1935)
  • Ten Minute Alibi (1935)
  • The House of a Thousand Candles (1936)
  • Chatterbox (1936)
  • General Spanky (1936)
  • The Dominant Sex (1937)
  • Housemaster (1938)

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