Phil Harris’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 24, 1904

Death Date

Aug 11, 1995

Age of Death

91 years

Cause of Death

Intracranial Hemorrhage

Place of Death

Aug 11, 1995

Profession

Comedian

The comedian Phil Harris died at the age of 91. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Voice actor who went from being on The Jack Benny Program on the radio to portraying Baloo in Disney’s The Jungle Book and Thomas O’Malley in The Aristocats. In 1933, he made a short film for RKO called So This Is Harris!, which won an Academy Award for best live action short subject.

He and his wife Alice Faye frequently appeared on Jack Benny’s comedy show together. They later hosted The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show, a comedy radio program which ran on NBC from 1948 to 1954.

Quotes

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“In those days, it didn’t take much imagination to come up with something that required great lyric development skills. You just thought of an experience that you might have gone through, and write it down.” (Phil Harris)

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“He asked my girlfriend if we could come over and sing some of the songs that we had written, which we did. After he heard the songs, he said that he knew someone in the record business by the name of Bob Shad.” (Phil Harris)

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“The way they had the room that I was in set up, there was some sort of sound deadening platform that I had to stand on in order to get close enough to the microphone.” (Phil Harris)

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“Each one of us had a little story to tell and each recording was based on that. Lou played all of the music but we both sort of kicked around some cords during the writing phase.” (Phil Harris)

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“We were not given any statistics as to how many records were pressed on the blue label. I used to ask Bob Shad how we were going to get paid from record sales and what I got for an answer was not to worry about the business end of the deal.” (Phil Harris)