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Lee Philips



Lee Philips studied playwriting at Adelphi College, and later with Harold Clurman. Originally a stage actor, Phillips made his stage debut in the early '50s and appeared on Broadway in dramas such as Paddy Chayefsky's Middle of the Night, with Edward G. Robinson, Gena Rowlands, Anne Jackson, and Martin Balsam, and The Mandragola, directed by Sanford Meisner and starring Albert Paulsen, John Fiedler, and Mark Rydell. He followed this with television work on Armstrong Circle Theatre, and other dramatic anthology shows, and feature film appearances in movies such as Peyton Place (1958), in which he distinguished himself with an impassioned performance as the earnest school principal. Additionally, he appeared in the television productions of Marty and 12 Angry Men. Phillips turned to directing in the early '60s on sitcoms such as The Dick Van Dyke Show, and followed this with numerous TV movies and occasional feature films, most notably The Girl Most Likely To (1973), a black comedy about a formerly homely girl (Stockard Channing), transformed by plastic surgery, who decides to revenge herself on the high school classmates who tormented her.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Silent Motive
  • Director
1991
No Score Yet Blind Vengeance
  • Director
1990
No Score Yet Sidney Sheldon's 'Windmills of the Gods'
  • Director
1988
No Score Yet Barnum
  • Director
1986
No Score Yet The Blue Lightning
  • Director
1986
No Score Yet Samson and Delilah
  • Director
1984
No Score Yet Happy
  • Director
1983
No Score Yet Mae West
  • Director
1982
No Score Yet On the Right Track
  • Director
1981
No Score Yet Hardhat and Legs
  • Director
1980
No Score Yet Salvage
  • Director
1979
No Score Yet Special Olympics
  • Director
1978
No Score Yet The Spell
  • Director
1977
No Score Yet Wanted: The Sundance Woman
  • Director
1976
No Score Yet Louis Armstrong---Chicago Style
  • Director
1976
No Score Yet James A. Michener's Dynasty
  • Director
1976
No Score Yet Sweet Hostage
  • Director
1975
No Score Yet The Stranger Within
  • Director
1974
No Score Yet The Girl Most Likely to...
  • Director
1973
No Score Yet Psychomania
  • Freeman
1973
No Score Yet Violent Midnight
  • Freeman
1963
No Score Yet Middle of the Night
  • George Preisser
1959
No Score Yet The Hunters
  • Lt. Carl Abbott
1958
60% Peyton Place
  • Michael Rossi
1957

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Jordan Herrick Allan Ransome

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