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Philip Ober

  • Birth 23 Mar 1902 Fort Payne, DeKalb County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 13 Sep 1982 Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico
  • Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 6898379

Actor. He was a veteran supporting actor best remembered for the role as Captain Dana "Dynamite" Holmes in the classic war film, "From Here to Eternity" (1953). He also had memorable roles in films such as "Washington Story" (1952), "Torpedo Run" (1958), "North by Northwest" (1959), "Elmer Gantry" (1960) and "The Ugly American" (1963). For television, his credits include "I Love Lucy", "Perry Mason", "I Dream of Jeannie", and for his role as Admiral "Iron Pants" Rafferty on "McHale's Navy". He was also married to actress Vivian Vance. After retiring from acting he went into the US Diplomatic Service and was working at the US Consulate in Mexico City, at the time of his death at age 80.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Kenneth McNeil
  • Added: 1 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6898379
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Philip Ober (23 Mar 1902–13 Sep 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6898379, citing Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated.