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Phillips Holmes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Phillips Raymond Holmes (July 22, 1907 – August 12, 1942) was an American actor. In 1928 Holmes was spotted in the undergraduate crowd at Princeton University during the filming of Frank Tuttle's Varsity and offered a screen test. In the early 1930s he became a popular leading man, playing leads in a few important productions, notably in Josef von Sternberg's An American Tragedy. At Paramount, Holmes starred in melodrama and comedy. In 1933 his Paramount contract ran out and he moved to MGM for one year. As the decade progressed, his career declined, and he appeared in a few box-office failures, including Sam Goldwyn's poorly received Nana (1934). His last American movie was General Spanky (1936). In 1938 Holmes appeared in two UK movies. Housemaster was his last film. Then he returned to acting on stage in the United States. At the start of World War II, Holmes joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was killed in a mid-air collision in northwest Ontario, Canada in 1942. For his contributions to the film industry, Phillips Holmes was posthumously given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960.

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Jul 22, 1907 In Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie His Private Life 1928-11-17
Latest Project:
Movie The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind 1988-10-01
Known For
Poster of The Big Parade of Comedy
Poster of The House That Shadows Built
Poster of Only the Brave
Poster of Stairs of Sand
Movie The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (archive footage) 1988-10-01
Movie The Big Parade of Comedy (archive footage) 1964-09-02
Movie Housemaster Philip de Pourville 1938-01-31
Movie The Dominant Sex Dick Shale 1937-01-26
Movie Chatterbox Philip 'Phil' Greene Jr. 1936-01-17
Movie The House of a Thousand Candles Tony Carleton 1936-04-02
Movie General Spanky Marshall Valient 1936-12-11
Movie The Divine Spark Vincenzo Bellini 1935-06-01
Movie Ten Minute Alibi Colin Derwent 1935-08-12
Movie Nana Lieutenant George Muffat 1934-02-01
Movie No Ransom Tom Wilson 1934-10-07
Movie Million Dollar Ransom Stan Casserly 1934-09-01
Movie Caravan Lieutenant Von Tokay 1934-12-30
Movie Great Expectations Pip 1934-10-22
Movie Looking Forward Michael Service 1933-04-28
Movie Storm at Daybreak Csaholyi 1933-06-14
Movie The Secret of Madame Blanche Leonard St. John 1933-02-03
Movie The Big Brain Terry Van Sloan 1933-08-04
Movie Men Must Fight Bob Seward 1933-02-17
Movie Beauty for Sale Burt Barton 1933-09-01
Movie Dinner at Eight Ernest DeGraff 1933-12-22
Movie Stage Mother Lord Reggie Aylesworth 1933-09-29
Movie Penthouse Tom Siddall 1933-09-08
Movie Two Kinds of Women Joseph Gresham Jr. 1932-01-16
Movie The Broken Lullaby Paul Renard 1932-01-24
Movie 70,000 Witnesses Buck Buchan 1932-09-09
Movie Night Court Mike Thomas 1932-06-04
Movie Make Me a Star Himself (uncredited) 1932-07-01
Movie Stolen Heaven Joe Bartlett 1931-02-20
Movie The House That Shadows Built (archive footage) 1931-07-08
Movie Confessions of a Co-Ed Dan Carter 1931-07-11
Movie An American Tragedy Clyde Griffiths 1931-08-22
Movie The Devil's Holiday David Stone 1930-05-09
Movie Her Man Dan Keefe 1930-01-01
Movie Only the Brave Capt. Robert Darrington 1930-03-07
Movie Grumpy Ernest Heron 1930-08-01
Movie The Criminal Code Robert Graham 1930-12-31
Movie Man to Man Michael Bolton 1930-12-05
Movie The Wild Party Phil 1929-04-06
Movie Stairs of Sand Adam Wansfell (as Phillips R. Holmes) 1929-06-08
Movie Pointed Heels Donald Ogden 1929-12-20
Movie The Return of Sherlock Holmes Roger Longmore 1929-10-26
Movie His Private Life Pierrot (uncredited) 1928-11-17