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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Podcast Actor/Comedian/Singer/Musician Phil Harris Golden Age of Radio Tribute

On this day August 11, 1995 Phil Harris died at 91. He was a comedian, actor, singer, and jazz musician. He was an orchestra leader and a pioneer in radio situation comedy, first with Jack Benny, then in a series in which he co-starred with his wife, singer-actress Alice Faye, for eight years. He is also noted for his voice acting in animated films. He played Baloo the bear in The Jungle Book (1967), Thomas O'Malley in The Aristocats (1970), and Little John in Robin Hood (1973). On this special podcast we play an episode of the Phil Harris and Alice Faye Show.