1930 to 1970
June 24, 1904 in Linton
August 11, 1995
US singer, songwriter, jazz musician, actor and comedian
Phil Harris (born Wonga Philip Harris) (June 24, 1904 - August 11, 1995) was an American singer, songwriter, jazz musician and comedian. Though successful as an orchestra leader, Harris is remembered today for his recordings as a vocalist, his voice work in animation and the radio situation comedy in which he co-starred with his second wife, singer-actress Alice Faye, for eight years. Although he was born in Linton, Indiana, Harris actually spent much of his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee, which accounted for both his trace of a Southern accent and, in later years, the self-deprecating Southern jokes of his radio character.