Philip Coolidge (August 5, 1908 – May 23, 1967) was an American film and stage actor.
Career as actor
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 Throckmorton, 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.
Coolidge died of lung cancer at the age of 58 on May 23, 1967, in Los Angeles, California.
|1956||The Sharkfighters||Lt. Cmdr. Leonard Evans|
|1958||I Want to Live!||Emmett Perkins|
|1959||The Mating Game||Rev. Osgood|
|1959||It Happened to Jane||Wilbur Peterson|
|1959||North by Northwest||Dr. Cross|
|1959||The Tingler||Oliver ‘Ollie’ Higgins|
|1960||The Bramble Bush||Colin Eustis|
|1960||Because They’re Young||Mr. Rimer|
|1960||Inherit the Wind||Mayor Jason Carter|
|1962||Bon Voyage!||Passport clerk||Uncredited|
|1965||The Greatest Story Ever Told||Chuza|
|1965||The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming||Mr. Porter|
|1968||Never a Dull Moment||Fingers Felton||(final film role)|