Happy Birthday: Phil Harris (1904-1995)

Like yesterday’s Happy Birthday, today’s entry also defined his career during Jack Benny’s long-running radio show. Classic film fans might recognise Phil Harris as husband to classic actress Alice Faye. Others might also recognise the actor and bandleader as the voice of Baloo the Bear in Disney’s 1966 animated feature The Jungle Book.

Harris transitioned to voice work as his age progressed. His voice can also be heard in Disney’s Robin Hood and The Aristocats.

Harris passed away in 1995 at the age of 91.

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