Saturday, February 13, 2010

American Funnymen of an Era

Phil Harris The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. Wonga Philip Harris, June 24, 1904, Band Leader, Comedian, The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show, The Jack Benny Program The Darktown Poker Club by Phil Harris Click for a sample of Phil and his band. Phil Harris and Alice Faye

Phil and Alice

Harris and Faye married in 1941; it was a second marriage for both (Faye had been married briefly to singer-actor Tony Martin) and lasted 54 years, until Harris's death. Harris engaged in a legendary fist fight at the Trocadero nightclub in 1938 with RKO studio mogul Bob Stevens over Faye, after Stevens ended a romantic relationship with her in favour of Sharon Gunn. In 1942, Harris and his entire band enlisted in the U.S. Navy and they served for the duration of World War II.

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