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 William Phipps

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Birth
Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, USA
Death
1 Jun 2018 (aged 96)
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Westlake Village, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot
Valor 47-B
Memorial ID
190302999 View Source

Actor. He will be remembered for providing the voice of 'Prince Charming' in the 1950 version of Disney's animated film "Cinderella." Additionally, he was known to movie audiences for his roles in several Science-Fiction pictures during the 1950s. Raised on an Illinois farm, he studied Accounting at Eastern Illinois University, prior to serving as a radio operator with the United States Navy during World War II. Following his return home, he took advantage of the G.I. Bill and was trained at the Actors Lab. During this period, he met actor Charles Laughton who cast Phipps in several of his stage productions. This led to his film debut in the picture "Crossfire" (1947). After roles in several Westerns, he appeared in the Science-Fiction picture "Five" (1951), and followed this with "War of the Worlds" (1953), "Invaders from Mars" (1953), "Cat-Women of the Moon" (1953) and "The Snow Creature" (1954). He will be remembered by TV audiences for playing 'Curly Bill Brocius' in the series "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" (1956 to 1961). He remained active in the entertainment industry until the early 2000s. He died from lung cancer.

Actor. He will be remembered for providing the voice of 'Prince Charming' in the 1950 version of Disney's animated film "Cinderella." Additionally, he was known to movie audiences for his roles in several Science-Fiction pictures during the 1950s. Raised on an Illinois farm, he studied Accounting at Eastern Illinois University, prior to serving as a radio operator with the United States Navy during World War II. Following his return home, he took advantage of the G.I. Bill and was trained at the Actors Lab. During this period, he met actor Charles Laughton who cast Phipps in several of his stage productions. This led to his film debut in the picture "Crossfire" (1947). After roles in several Westerns, he appeared in the Science-Fiction picture "Five" (1951), and followed this with "War of the Worlds" (1953), "Invaders from Mars" (1953), "Cat-Women of the Moon" (1953) and "The Snow Creature" (1954). He will be remembered by TV audiences for playing 'Curly Bill Brocius' in the series "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" (1956 to 1961). He remained active in the entertainment industry until the early 2000s. He died from lung cancer.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 3 Jun 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 190302999
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/190302999/william-phipps: accessed ), memorial page for William Phipps (4 Feb 1922–1 Jun 2018), Find a Grave Memorial ID 190302999, citing Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park, Westlake Village, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .