Phillip Terry

Phillip Terry

  • Born on
    • March 7th, 1909
  • Died on
    • February 23rd, 1993
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Phillip Terry (born Frederick Henry Kormann, March 7, 1909 – February 23, 1993) was an American actor. Terry was born in San Francisco, California, the only child of German Americans, Frederick Andrew Kormann (1883–1948) and Ida Ruth Voll (1883–1954). He attended Stanford University, where he became interested in theatre. After a brief stay in New York, he went to London, in 1933, where he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Afterwards he toured British provinces for four years doing stock theater. Upon returning to Hollywood he took a job with CBS Radio, where he performed in a number of plays on the air, specializing in Shakespearean roles. After a screen test at MGM in 193y he was awarded a contract with the studio. Among his motion picture appearances, he had a bit part in the movie Mannequin starring Joan Crawford. Phillip Terry appeared in more than eighty movies over the span of his career. Many of the early roles were small and often uncredited. But in the 1940s, he received bigger and more numerous roles in some quality movies, such as The Lost Weekend (1945) starring Ray Milland, and To Each His Own (1946) starring Olivia de Havilland, who won one of her Oscars for her role in the film. His career began to flag in the late 1940s. Through the 1950s and early 1970s, he took on occasional B movie roles including monster flick. In addition, he would accept television roles and was in episodes of The Name of the Game and Police Woman. He also made five guest appearances on Perry Mason. In 1973, he retired and moved to Santa Barbara, California. He suffered the first of a series of strokes in 1978. Because of the strokes, he lost his mobility and communication and was an invalid for several years before his death at the age of 83. Terry died at his home in Santa Barbara. His ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean.


Acting (19 Credits)

1966The Navy vs. the Night Monsters as Base Medical Officer
1960The Leech Woman as Dr. Paul Talbot
1952Deadline - U.S.A. as Lewis Schaefer (uncredited)
1947Born to Kill as Fred Grover
1946To Each His Own as Alex Piersen
1945The Lost Weekend as Wick Birnam
1943Bataan as Matthew Hardy
1941The Monster and the Girl as Scot Webster
1940North West Mounted Police as Constable Judson
1939On Borrowed Time as Bill Lowry
1939Honolulu as Nightclub Bandleader
1939Miracles for Sale as Magic Show Master of Ceremonies
1939It's a Wonderful World as Chauffeur (uncredited)
1939Fast and Furious as Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
1938Boys Town as Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
1938Young Dr. Kildare as Dr. Vickery
1938Marie Antoinette as Man in Gaming House (uncredited)
1937Navy Blue and Gold as Kelly
1937Mannequin as Man Outside Stage Door (Uncredited)

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