1930 to 1970
June 24, 1904 in Linton
August 11, 1995
US singer, songwriter, jazz musician, actor and comedian
Wonga Philip "Phil" Harris (June 24, 1904 – August 11, 1995) was an American comedian, jazz musician, singer and actor. He found much success as an orchestra leader, and was a pioneer in radio situation comedy, first with Jack Benny, and then in a series in which he co-starred with his wife, singer-actress Alice Faye, for eight years. Harris is also noted for his voice acting in animated films. He played Baloo the bear in The Jungle Book (1967), Thomas O'Malley in The Aristocats (1970), and Little John in Robin Hood (1973). In 1981, he sang "Back Home Again in Indiana" before the Indianapolis 500.