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2019-03-10 06:13:02 UTC
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AP has just reported the passing of Lee Philips, a television director and
occasional actor. I noticed one statement in AP's obituary that I'm unsure
of...it says that Philips appeared in "'Marty'...among other films," but the
IMDB says that he was in the original "Philco Television Playhouse" version and
not the feature film. I'm not certain which source, if either, is accurate.
Another error in the AP report: it lists "Silent Movie" among Philips'
directorial credits. No, he did not work on the Mel Brooks film, nor even
another movie of that title. He did, however, make a TV-movie titled "Silent
Motive."
Erich
Lee Philips
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lee Philips, a movie actor and television director, died
March 3 from complications of Parkinson's disease. He was 72.
Philips had roles in ``Marty,'' the 1957 version of ``12 Angry Men,'' ``The
Hunters'' and ``Middle of the Night,'' among other films.
He directed the 1971 television series ``The Man and the City,'' starring
Anthony Quinn and Mike Farrell.
A year later, Philips joined the durable ``MASH.'' He remained for several
years, again directing Farrell, who played one of the series' irreverent Army
surgeons in the Korean War.
Philips also directed episodes of ``The Waltons,'' ``The Practice,'' ``The
American Girls,'' ``Salvage 1,'' ``Lottery!'' and most recently ``Diagnosis
Murder,'' starring Dick Van Dyke.
His credits also include dozens of television movies and miniseries, including
Sidney Sheldon's ``Windmills of the Gods'' in 1988 and James A. Michener's
``Space'' in 1985.
Among his made-for-TV movies were ``Silent Movie,'' ``Barnum,'' ``American
Geisha,'' ``Samson and Delilah,'' ``Mae West,'' ``Wanted: The Sundance Woman''
and ``Louis Armstrong -- Chicago Style.''
Director filmography
(1990s) (1980s) (1970s) (1960s) (1950s)
1."Diagnosis Murder" (1993) TV Series
2.Silent Motive (1991) (TV)
3.Blind Vengeance (1990) (TV)
4.Money, Power, Murder. (1989) (TV)
5.King of the Olympics: The Lives and Loves of Avery Brundage (1988) (TV)
... aka King of the Olympics (1988) (TV)
6.Windmills of the Gods (1988) (TV)
... aka Sidney Sheldon's Windmills of the Gods (1988) (TV)
7.American Geisha (1986) (TV)
8.Barnum (1986/I) (TV)
9.Blue Lightning, The (1986) (TV)
10."Space" (1985) (mini) TV Series
... aka "James A. Michener's Space" (1985) (mini)
11.Happy (1984) (TV)
12.Samson and Delilah (1984) (TV)
13."Lottery!" (1983) TV Series
14.Wedding on Waltons Mountain, A (1982) (TV)
15.Games Mother Never Taught You (1982) (TV)
16.Mae West (1982) (TV)
17.Crazy Times (1981) (TV)
18.On the Right Track (1981)
19.Hardhat and Legs (1980) (TV)
20."Salvage 1" (1979) TV Series
21.Salvage (1979) (TV)
22.Valentine (1979) (TV)
23.Comedy Company, The (1978) (TV)
24.Special Olympics (1978) (TV)
... aka Special Kind of Love, A (1978) (TV)
25.Spell, The (1977) (TV)
26.War Between the Tates, The (1977) (TV)
27.Dynasty (1976/I) (TV)
... aka James A. Michener's Dynasty (1976) (TV)
28."Practice, The" (1976) TV Series
29.Louis Armstrong - Chicago Style (1976) (TV)
30.Wanted: The Sundance Woman (1976) (TV)
... aka Mrs. Sundance Rides Again (1976) (TV)
31.Sweet Hostage (1975) (TV)
32.Red Badge of Courage, The (1974) (TV)
33.Stranger Within, The (1974) (TV)
34.Girl Most Likely to..., The (1973) (TV)
35."Kung Fu" (1972) TV Series
36."M*A*S*H" (1972) TV Series
... aka "MASH" (1972) (USA: alternative spelling)
37."Waltons, The" (1972) TV Series
38."Rookies, The" (1972) TV Series
39."Cade's County" (1971) TV Series
40."Longstreet" (1971) TV Series
41.Getting Away from It All (1971) (TV)
42."Partridge Family, The" (1970) TV Series
43."Ghost and Mrs. Muir, The" (1968) TV Series
44."Dick Van Dyke Show, The" (1961) TV Series
45."Andy Griffith Show, The" (1960) TV Series
... aka "Andy of Mayberry" (1960) (USA: syndication title)
46."Donna Reed Show, The" (1958) TV Series
Actor filmography
(1960s) (1950s)
1.Tess of the Storm Country (1960)
2."Further Adventures of Ellery Queen, The" (1958) TV Series .... Ellery Queen
(1959)
... aka "Ellery Queen" (1958)
3.Hunters, The (1958) .... Lt. Carl Abbott
4.Peyton Place (1957) .... Michael Rossi
Writer filmography
1.Valentine (1979) (TV)
Notable TV guest appearances
1."Waltons, The" (1972) playing "Minister" in episode: "Shivaree, The" (episode
# 3.19) 1/30/1975
2."I Spy" (1965) in episode: "Will the Real Good Guys Please Stand Up?"
(episode # 2.8) 11/2/1966
3."Perry Mason" (1957) playing "Gordon Evans" in episode: "Case of the Fatal
Fortune, The" (episode # 9.2) 9/19/1965
4."Wagon Train" (1957) in episode: "Jarbo Pierce Story, The" (episode # 8.26)
5/2/1965
5."Wagon Train" (1957) in episode: "Bonnie Brooke Story, The" (episode # 8.19)
2/21/1965
6."Perry Mason" (1957) playing "Kevin Lawrence" in episode: "Case of the Golden
Venom, The" (episode # 8.17) 1/21/1965
7."Twilight Zone, The" (1959) playing "Jordon" in episode: "Queen of the Nile"
(episode # 5.23) 3/6/1964
8."Outer Limits, The" (1963) playing "Gene "Buddy" Maxwell" in episode: "Galaxy
Being, The" (episode # 1.0) 9/16/1963
9."Twilight Zone, The" (1959) playing "Alan Ransome" in episode: "Passage on
the Lady Anne" (episode # 4.17) 5/9/1963
"Deathmate" (episode # 6.27) 4/18/1961
11."Untouchables, The" (1959) playing "Paul Raineri"(as Lee Phillips) in
episode: "Augie "The Banker" Ciamino" (episode # 2.17) 2/9/1961
"Deadly, The" (episode # 3.11) 12/15/1957
"Alibi Me" (episode # 2.7) 11/11/1956
14."Goodyear Television Playhouse" (1951) in episode: "Merry-Go-Round, The"
(episode # 5.2) 9/25/1955
15."Philco Television Playhouse, The" (1948) in episode: "Marty" (episode #
5.23) 5/24/1953
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2019-03-10 06:18:27 UTC
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AP has just reported the passing of Lee Philips, a television director and
occasional actor. I noticed one statement in AP's obituary that I'm unsure
of...it says that Philips appeared in "'Marty'...among other films," but the
IMDB says that he was in the original "Philco Television Playhouse" version and
not the feature film. I'm not certain which source, if either, is accurate.
Another error in the AP report: it lists "Silent Movie" among Philips'
directorial credits. No, he did not work on the Mel Brooks film, nor even
another movie of that title. He did, however, make a TV-movie titled "Silent
Motive."
Erich
Lee Philips
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lee Philips, a movie actor and television director, died
March 3 from complications of Parkinson's disease. He was 72.
Philips had roles in ``Marty,'' the 1957 version of ``12 Angry Men,'' ``The
Hunters'' and ``Middle of the Night,'' among other films.
He directed the 1971 television series ``The Man and the City,'' starring
Anthony Quinn and Mike Farrell.
A year later, Philips joined the durable ``MASH.'' He remained for several
years, again directing Farrell, who played one of the series' irreverent Army
surgeons in the Korean War.
Philips also directed episodes of ``The Waltons,'' ``The Practice,'' ``The
American Girls,'' ``Salvage 1,'' ``Lottery!'' and most recently ``Diagnosis
Murder,'' starring Dick Van Dyke.
His credits also include dozens of television movies and miniseries, including
Sidney Sheldon's ``Windmills of the Gods'' in 1988 and James A. Michener's
``Space'' in 1985.
Among his made-for-TV movies were ``Silent Movie,'' ``Barnum,'' ``American
Geisha,'' ``Samson and Delilah,'' ``Mae West,'' ``Wanted: The Sundance Woman''
and ``Louis Armstrong -- Chicago Style.''
Director filmography
(1990s) (1980s) (1970s) (1960s) (1950s)
1."Diagnosis Murder" (1993) TV Series
2.Silent Motive (1991) (TV)
3.Blind Vengeance (1990) (TV)
4.Money, Power, Murder. (1989) (TV)
5.King of the Olympics: The Lives and Loves of Avery Brundage (1988) (TV)
... aka King of the Olympics (1988) (TV)
6.Windmills of the Gods (1988) (TV)
... aka Sidney Sheldon's Windmills of the Gods (1988) (TV)
7.American Geisha (1986) (TV)
8.Barnum (1986/I) (TV)
9.Blue Lightning, The (1986) (TV)
10."Space" (1985) (mini) TV Series
... aka "James A. Michener's Space" (1985) (mini)
11.Happy (1984) (TV)
12.Samson and Delilah (1984) (TV)
13."Lottery!" (1983) TV Series
14.Wedding on Waltons Mountain, A (1982) (TV)
15.Games Mother Never Taught You (1982) (TV)
16.Mae West (1982) (TV)
17.Crazy Times (1981) (TV)
18.On the Right Track (1981)
19.Hardhat and Legs (1980) (TV)
20."Salvage 1" (1979) TV Series
21.Salvage (1979) (TV)
22.Valentine (1979) (TV)
23.Comedy Company, The (1978) (TV)
24.Special Olympics (1978) (TV)
... aka Special Kind of Love, A (1978) (TV)
25.Spell, The (1977) (TV)
26.War Between the Tates, The (1977) (TV)
27.Dynasty (1976/I) (TV)
... aka James A. Michener's Dynasty (1976) (TV)
28."Practice, The" (1976) TV Series
29.Louis Armstrong - Chicago Style (1976) (TV)
30.Wanted: The Sundance Woman (1976) (TV)
... aka Mrs. Sundance Rides Again (1976) (TV)
31.Sweet Hostage (1975) (TV)
32.Red Badge of Courage, The (1974) (TV)
33.Stranger Within, The (1974) (TV)
34.Girl Most Likely to..., The (1973) (TV)
35."Kung Fu" (1972) TV Series
36."M*A*S*H" (1972) TV Series
... aka "MASH" (1972) (USA: alternative spelling)
37."Waltons, The" (1972) TV Series
38."Rookies, The" (1972) TV Series
39."Cade's County" (1971) TV Series
40."Longstreet" (1971) TV Series
41.Getting Away from It All (1971) (TV)
42."Partridge Family, The" (1970) TV Series
43."Ghost and Mrs. Muir, The" (1968) TV Series
44."Dick Van Dyke Show, The" (1961) TV Series
45."Andy Griffith Show, The" (1960) TV Series
... aka "Andy of Mayberry" (1960) (USA: syndication title)
46."Donna Reed Show, The" (1958) TV Series
Actor filmography
(1960s) (1950s)
1.Tess of the Storm Country (1960)
2."Further Adventures of Ellery Queen, The" (1958) TV Series .... Ellery Queen
(1959)
... aka "Ellery Queen" (1958)
3.Hunters, The (1958) .... Lt. Carl Abbott
4.Peyton Place (1957) .... Michael Rossi
Writer filmography
1.Valentine (1979) (TV)
Notable TV guest appearances
1."Waltons, The" (1972) playing "Minister" in episode: "Shivaree, The" (episode
# 3.19) 1/30/1975
2."I Spy" (1965) in episode: "Will the Real Good Guys Please Stand Up?"
(episode # 2.8) 11/2/1966
3."Perry Mason" (1957) playing "Gordon Evans" in episode: "Case of the Fatal
Fortune, The" (episode # 9.2) 9/19/1965
4."Wagon Train" (1957) in episode: "Jarbo Pierce Story, The" (episode # 8.26)
5/2/1965
5."Wagon Train" (1957) in episode: "Bonnie Brooke Story, The" (episode # 8.19)
2/21/1965
6."Perry Mason" (1957) playing "Kevin Lawrence" in episode: "Case of the Golden
Venom, The" (episode # 8.17) 1/21/1965
7."Twilight Zone, The" (1959) playing "Jordon" in episode: "Queen of the Nile"
(episode # 5.23) 3/6/1964
8."Outer Limits, The" (1963) playing "Gene "Buddy" Maxwell" in episode: "Galaxy
Being, The" (episode # 1.0) 9/16/1963
9."Twilight Zone, The" (1959) playing "Alan Ransome" in episode: "Passage on
the Lady Anne" (episode # 4.17) 5/9/1963
"Deathmate" (episode # 6.27) 4/18/1961
11."Untouchables, The" (1959) playing "Paul Raineri"(as Lee Phillips) in
episode: "Augie "The Banker" Ciamino" (episode # 2.17) 2/9/1961
"Deadly, The" (episode # 3.11) 12/15/1957
"Alibi Me" (episode # 2.7) 11/11/1956
14."Goodyear Television Playhouse" (1951) in episode: "Merry-Go-Round, The"
(episode # 5.2) 9/25/1955
15."Philco Television Playhouse, The" (1948) in episode: "Marty" (episode #
5.23) 5/24/1953
Correction: He died from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, NOT Parkinsons.
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