Phillip Reed

For similarly named individuals, see Phil Reid (disambiguation).
Phillip Reed

Phillip Reed and Paulette Goddard

Born Milton LeRoy
(1908-03-25)March 25, 1908
New York City, New York, USA
Died December 7, 1996(1996-12-07) (aged 88)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Years active 1932-1965
Spouse(s) Audrey Reed (?-1996) (his death)[1]

Phillip Reed (March 25, 1908 – December 7, 1996)[2] was an American actor. He was perhaps best known for his role as Steve Wilson in a series of four films (1947–1948) based on the Big Town radio series.

Early years

Reed was a star athlete at Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn and attended college for one year before going into acting. Born Milton LeRoy, his name was changed after he went to Hollywood.[3]


Billed as Milton Leroy, Reed appeared in two Broadway plays: Melody and Ballyhoo of 1932.[4]


Reed played Russ Barrington in the soap opera Society Girl on CBS radio[3]and Brian Wells in the soap opera David Harum, also on CBS.[5]

Television and film

Reed's television appearances include a lead role in the 1955 anthology drama series Police Call.[6] He also appeared as King Toranshah in the 1965 Elvis Presley musical film Harum Scarum.


Reed died in 1996 and was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

Selected filmography


  1. "Phillip Reed; Actor Appeared in Films as a Leading Man From 1930s to 1960s". Los Angeles Times. December 24, 1996.
  3. 1 2 "Say Hello to ..." (PDF). Radio and Television Mirror. 15 (1): 44. November 1940. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  4. "Milton Leroy". Playbill. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  5. Terrace, Vincent (1999). Radio Programs, 1924-1984: A Catalog of More Than 1800 Shows. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-4513-4. P. 94.
  6. "TV Guide, Police Call episodes listing". Retrieved August 1, 2010.
  7. "Mystery Film Will Head New Capitol Bill". Pennsylvania, Shamokin. Shamokin News-Dispatch. February 12, 1936. p. 9. Retrieved March 24, 2016 via
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