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Phillip Reed; Actor Appeared in Films as a Leading Man From 1930s to 1960s

December 24, 1996

Phillip Reed, a leading man and second leading man in motion pictures from the late 1930s to the 1960s, has died. He was 88.

Reed died Dec. 14 in Los Angeles.

The actor's first film was "It's a Deal" in 1930 and his last was "Harum Scarum" starring Elvis Presley in 1965. Other films included "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing," "Take Me to Town," "Glamour," "British Agent," "Klondike Annie" and "Davy Crockett, Indian Scout."

A native of New York City, Reed studied at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. He began his career doing blackface acts in vaudeville and was in several plays before turning to films.

Reed is survived by his wife, Audrey. She has asked that any memorial donations be made to the Motion Picture and Television Fund, 23300 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364.

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