Phillip Reed

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Phillip Reed , actually Milton Le Roy Treinis , (* 25. March 1908 in New York City ; † 7. December 1996 in Los Angeles ) was an American actor who primarily for his role in the film version of the Big Town - radio drama series got known. He played the character "Steven Wilson" in all four films that have appeared.


Reed was born Milton Le Roy Treinis and attended Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn . There he was a well-known athlete . He then attended Cornell University for a year before becoming an actor. First he acted in theater until he went to Hollywood . There he changed his name to Phillip Reed.

He played his first role in 1933 in the drama College Coach . In the same year he was seen as "Freddy" in the film The House on 56th Street . The following year he played "Gaston LeFarge" in the feature film British Agent . In 1938 he was in the comedy How we live happily! to see those on the novel The Dark Chapter; a Comedy of Class Distinctions by EJ Rath and the play They All Want Something by Courtenay Savage . Three years later he played the role of "Revo" in the adventure film Aloma, the daughter of the South Seas . In 1943 he starred in the film In Friendship , which was based on the model of the play Old Acquaintance by Vincent Sherman. Between 1947 and 1948 he was in front of the camera for a total of four Big Town films. At the same time he also played Tommy Edlon Drake in the crime comedy The Song of the Thin Man .

In 1949 Reed was first seen in a television series with Ruthie on the Telephone . Between 1950 and 1952 he stood in front of the camera in other roles in five television series. He then played other series, for example between 1956 and 1962 in the Alfred Hitchcock Presents television series produced by Alfred Hitchcock . At the side of Elvis Presley , he played King Toranshah in the 1965 music film Lost in the Harem .

Phillip Reed died at the age of 88 and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park , California.

Filmography (selection)

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Individual evidence

  1. Norman O. Keim: Our Movie Houses. Syracuse University Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-8156-0896-7 .
  2. ^ Phillip Reed in the Internet Movie Database . Retrieved April 7, 2015.