William Jesse “Bill” Shirley was an American actor and tenor/lyric baritone singer who later became a Broadway theatre producer. He is perhaps best known as the speaking and singing voice of Prince Phillip in Walt Disney’s 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty and for dubbing Jeremy Brett’s singing voice in the 1964 film version of My Fair Lady.
|Born:||William Jesse Shirley, July 6, 1921, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.|
|Died:||August 27, 1989, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Occupation:||Actor, singer, entertainer|
|IMDb:||Bill Shirley’s IMDb|
About Bill Shirley
Actor and singer who provided the voice of Sleeping Beauty’s prince in the classic 1959 Disney film, and also starred in 1964’s My Fair Lady. In 1952, he appeared in Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd.
He attended Shortridge High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.
He died of lung cancer at the age of sixty-eight.
He was buried in his hometown’s Crown Hill Cemetery.
He was the voice double for the songs attributed to actor Jeremy Brett in the 1964 movie version of My Fair Lady. He also played a supporting role in the film alongside Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn.
Information related to Bill Shirley
- Male actors from Indianapolis
- Musicians from Indianapolis
- Burials at Crown Hill Cemetery
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