Phil Baker

Phil Baker
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Phil Baker
Radio: North side of the 6200 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Actor | Comedian
Born Aug. 24, 1896 in Philadelphia, PA
Died Dec. 1, 1963 in Copenhagen, Denmark

Phil Baker's career spanned the bright lights from Broadway to television.

A leading figure of the 1920s and 1930s as an entertainer, Baker later became known as the man who started "The $64 Question" that eventually led to TV's "$64,000 Question" program.

He also starred in the 1938 movie "The Goldwyn Follies." [An earlier version of this bio, based on the 1963 obituary, incorrectly said Baker starred in "Ziegfeld Follies."] For many years he performed with comedian Jack Benny. Baker retired from show business in 1955 and moved to Denmark with his Danish-born third wife.

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