Phillips Holmes

Actor, Film actor

1907 – 1942

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Who was Phillips Holmes?

Phillips Holmes was an American film actor who appeared in 44 films between 1928 and 1938.

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.

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

Holmes has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Born
Jul 22, 1907
Grand Rapids
Also known as
  • Phillips R. Holmes
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Died
Aug 12, 1942
Ontario

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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