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 John Phillip Law

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John Phillip Law

Birth
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 13 May 2008 (aged 70)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Memorial ID 26829180 View Source
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Actor. He is best remembered for his role as the angel Pygar in the 1968 Roger Vadim science fiction classic film, "Barbarella", which also starred Jane Fonda. Born in Hollywood, California, to Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy John Law and actress Phyllis Sallee, he decided to become an actor after taking drama classes at the University of Hawaii. Highly fluent in German, Italian, French, and Spanish, Law moved to New York in the early 1960s and studied with the likes of Elia Kazan at the Lincoln Center Repertory Theater in New York before landing parts in Broadway plays. He also went onto appear in several low budget Italian films before being discovered by famed director Norman Jewison and ultimately cast as the young submariner Alexei Kolchin in his 1966 Cold War comedy film, "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming", for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe. His other film credits include, "Smog" (1962), "Hurry Sundown" (1967), "Diabolik" (1968), "Skidoo" (1968), "The Last Movie" (1971), "The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad" (1974), "The Cassandra Crossing" (1976), "Tarzan, The Ape Man" (1981), "Tin Man" (1983), "Nerds Of A Feather" (1990), "Ghost Dog" (1997), "Bad Guys" (2000), "Cinnamon's Chance" (2008), and television appearances in "The Love Boat", It's A Living", "Murder She Wrote", "Alaska Kid", and "The Young And The Restless." He was married to actress Shawn Ryan, and was the brother of actor Tom Law.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 14 May 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 26829180
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/26829180/john-phillip-law : accessed ), memorial page for John Phillip Law (7 Sep 1937–13 May 2008), Find a Grave Memorial ID 26829180, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.