Phil Gordon (actor)

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Phil Gordon
Born Phil Gulley
May 5, 1916
Meridian, Mississippi
Died June 15, 2010(2010-06-15) (aged 94)
Mobile, Alabama
Occupation Actor, dialect coach
Spouse(s) Jane Dupree Gulley

Phil Gordon (May 5, 1916[1] – June 15, 2010) was an American character actor and dialect coach, most known for his work in television. Gordon's work included roles on The Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres, Petticoat Junction.[1]

Gordon was born Phil Gulley on May 5, 1916, in Meridian, Mississippi.[1] His parents were Philomen and Zena Alexina Gulley.[1] He enlisted in the United States Navy and the United Service Organizations (USO) during World War II.[1] He worked as a jazz musician following the end of World War II, touring in Chicago and New Orleans during the 1940s and 1950s.[1]

Gordon moved to California in the late 1950s, where he worked as an actor and dialect coach (for Green Acres) in television throughout the 1960s.[1] He departed the television industry and moved to Mobile, Alabama, with his wife, Jane Dupree Gulley, in the late 1970s.[1] He resided in Mobile for the remainder of his life.[1]

Phil Gordon died on June 15, 2010, in Mobile at the age of 94.[1] He was interred at Pine Crest Cemetery in Mobile.[1] His wife of more than 40 years had died prior.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Phil Gulley obituary". Press-Register. 2010-06-17. Archived from the original on 2010-07-03. Retrieved 2010-07-03. 

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