Philip Coolidge

Highest Rated: 99% North by Northwest (1959)
Birthday: Aug 25, 1908
Birthplace: Not Available
American stage and film actor Phillip Coolidge made his first film, Boomerang, in 1948. Since much of the film was shot in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the New York-based actor didn't have to relocate to Hollywood for his brief assignment. Later film roles for Coolidge were on a par with his self-protective small-town mayor in Inherit the Wind (1960)--neither heroic nor villainous, but all too human. Seldom a leading character, Coolidge was always a reassuring presence in the supporting cast, be it as William Windom's brother on the 1960s TV series The Farmer's Daughter or in the teeny-tiny role of closet alcoholic Simon Stimson in the original 1938 Broadway production of Our Town. Phillip Coolidge's best and most recognizable film role was Ollie Higgins, the scheming silent-movie-theatre manager who literally scares his wife to death (and gets a suitable comeuppance) in William Castle's gimmicky thriller The Tingler (1959).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Never a Dull Moment Fingers Felton 1968
85% The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming Isaac Porter 1966
37% The Greatest Story Ever Told Chuza 1965
No Score Yet Hamlet Voltimand 1964
No Score Yet Bon Voyage! Passport Clerk 1962
92% Inherit the Wind Mayor 1960
No Score Yet Because They're Young Mr. Rimer 1960
No Score Yet The Bramble Bush Colin Eustis 1960
99% North by Northwest Dr. Cross 1959
No Score Yet It Happened to Jane Wilbur Peterson 1959
76% The Tingler Oliver 'Ollie' Higgins 1959
No Score Yet The Mating Game Rev. Osgood 1959
92% I Want to Live! Emmett Perkins 1958
No Score Yet The Sharkfighters Lt. Cmdr. Leonard Evans 1956
76% Boomerang! Crossman 1947

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Trigby
  • 1965
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Pope Lem Dales
  • 1965
  • 1962
  • 1958
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Throckmorton
  • 1962
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Bud Horton Talbot William Tritt Detective Henri Tallendier Henderson
  • 1959
  • 1957
  • 1956

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