Philip Coolidge

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Philip Coolidge
Born August 5, 1908 (1908-08-05)
Concord, Massachusetts
Died May 23, 1967 (1967-05-24) (aged 58)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor

Philip Coolidge (August 5, 1908 – May 23, 1967) was an American film and stage actor best known for his numerous appearances in Alfred Hitchcock's films.

Career as actor[edit]

Born August 5, 1908, in Concord, Massachusetts, he made his first film, Boomerang, in 1947. In later films, he had roles as a self-protective small-town mayor in Inherit the Wind (1960), as Dr. Cross in North by Northwest (1959), and as Wilbur Peterson in It Happened to Jane (1959). Rarely a leading character, he played Thockmorton, the shopkeeper in the Twilight Zone 1962 episode "A Piano in the House" and also he played William Windom's assistant, Mr. Cooper, in the first season of the 1960s TV series The Farmer's Daughter.[1]


Coolidge died of lung cancer at the age of 58 on May 23, 1967, in Los Angeles, California.[2][3]



  1. ^ Hal Erikson, Rovi (February 27, 2013). "Philip Coolidge". New York Times. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Philip Coolidge". IMDB. Retrieved August 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Philip Coolidge (1908 - 1967)". Find A Retrieved August 9, 2017. 

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