Phillips Holmes

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Phillips Holmes
Phillips Holmes.jpg
Born (1907-07-22)July 22, 1907
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Died August 12, 1942(1942-08-12) (aged 35)
Ontario, Canada
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge
University of Grenoble
Princeton University
Occupation Actor
Years active 1918-1938

Phillips Holmes (July 22, 1907 – August 12, 1942) was an American film actor who appeared in 44 films between 1928 and 1938.

Early life, education and career[edit]

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of stage star Taylor Holmes, Holmes enjoyed a privileged childhood and received his education at Trinity College, Cambridge, the University of Grenoble and a year at Princeton University where he was spotted in the undergraduate crowd during the filming of Frank Tuttle's Varsity in 1928 and offered a screen test.[1]

Military service and death[edit]

At the start of World War II, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was killed in a mid-air collision in northwest Ontario, Canada.[2][3]


Holmes has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Partial filmography[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Phillips Holmes '30 – Going Hollywood and After" (PDF format). Princeton University Library Chronicle, Volume 31, Autumn 1969.
  2. ^ "Actor Phillips Holmes Dies in Warplane Crash". Los Angeles Times. August 15, 1942.
  3. ^ Database (undated). "Phillips Holmes". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 10, 2014.

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