Paul McGuire

Paul McGuire

Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
Death 5 May 1990 (aged 77)
Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA
Burial Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA
Memorial ID 221141814 · View Source
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Actor. He is best remembered for his recurring portrayal of the Apostle Phillip in the television series "The Living Bible." After performing in several plays and dramatic readings at his local church, he was encouraged to upgrade his performances to a level of professional acting. After withdrawing from the ordinariness of his prior clerical position, he relocated to California in the late 1940s and made his film debut in "The Pilgrimage Play" (1949). He would go on to appear in over 30 films; often typecast as a clergyman, husband, father, uncle, wealthy bachelor, doctor, lawyer, reporter, military man, policeman, neighbor, detective, patriarch, or sheriff, in such features as "Life of St. Paul Series" (1949), "The Dammed Don't Cry" (1950), "Women from Headquarters" (1950), "The Breaking Point" (1950), "Sierra Passage" (1950), "Lullaby of Broadway" (1951), "I Was a Communist for the F.B.I." (1951), "Strangers on a Train" (1951), "The Wild Blue Yonder" (1951), "Radar Men from the Moon" (1952), "Sea Tiger" (1952), "The Lawless Breed" (1952), "The Farmer takes a Wife" (1953), "Sky Commando" (1953), "Ride Clear of Diablo" (1954), "Rails Into Laramie" (1954), "The Caine Mutiny" (1954), "The Last Time I Saw Paris" (1954), "Love Me or Leave Me" (1955), "The Big Bluff" (1955), "The Twinkle in God's Eye" (1955), "Great Day in the Morning" (1956), "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1956), "Walk the Proud Land" (1956), "Band of Angels" (1957), "Escape from San Quinten" (1957), "Live Fast, Die Young" (1958), "Ride a Crooked Trail" (1958), "The Jayhawker" (1959), and "Seven Ways from Sundown" (1960). With the advent of television, he flourished as a household name appearing in various guest spots on such syndicated sitcoms as "The Range Rider," "Stories of the Century," "Waterfront," "The Adventures of Kit Carson," "Captain Midnight," "The Ford Television Theater," "The 20th-Century Fox Hour," "Casey Jones," "Sergeant Preston of the Yukon," "Tales of the Texas Rangers," "Frontier Doctor," "The Old Testament Scriptures," "Hotel de Paree," "Manhunt," "Death Valley Days," "Tales of Wells Fargo," and "Perry Mason". After retiring from acting in 1962, McGuire, who neither married nor had children, spent the remainder of his life active in the Lutheran church, was a board member for the Motion Picture and Television Fund, was a chairman for the Fresno County Republican Party, was a successful businessman in real estate ventures, and was heavily involved with his local charter of the American Red Cross.

Bio by: Lowell Thurgood


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  • Originally Created by: Lowell Thurgood
  • Added: 16 Jan 2021
  • Find a Grave Memorial 221141814
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Paul McGuire (13 Mar 1913–5 May 1990), Find a Grave Memorial no. 221141814, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .