Phil Ford (II)

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Born

6/21/1919 , San Francisco, California, USA

Died

6/15/2005

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Biography:

Vaudeville performer Phil Ford began his career on the vaudeville stage at age 12. He played the clarinet and performed in many bands to work his way through University of California. He fought in World War II in the Battle of the Bulge and after the War he ventured into comedy. Performing for several years in various clubs, it wasn't until he lost his partner and needed another one when he heard a young singer named Mimi Hines who was performing in the same town in Alaska in 1952. Together they formed the singing-comedic duo of Ford and Hines and were married in 1954. Phil and Mimi went on to appear in numerous variety programs and talk shows. Phil Ford continued his act with Mimi even after their divorce in 1972.

For the British Television Writer, please see Phil Ford (I).

For the American Director, please see Philip Ford.