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William Phipps, the voice of Prince Charming in ‘Cinderella’, dies age 96

The sad news confirmed.
Phipps (left) with Robert Ryan in 1947's 'Crossfire'
Phipps (left) with Robert Ryan in 1947's 'Crossfire'

William Phipps, the legendary actor behind the voice of Prince Charming in Disney classic Cinderella, has passed away at the age of 96.

Phipps’ lengthy career included roles in the film noir classic Crossfire, The War of the Worlds, Cat-Women of the Moon and The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp.

Phipps left the showbusiness in the late 1960s to live in Maui but returned to portray Theodore Roosevelt in the 1976 ABC miniseries Eleanor and Franklin, winner of 11 Emmy Awards. He then reprised the role in a commercial for Maxwell House coffee.

Tom Weaver, Phipps’ friend and noteworthy author, announced the actor had died Friday night at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica after a battle with lung cancer.

Phipps (left) with Robert Ryan in 1947's 'Crossfire'
Phipps (left) with Robert Ryan in 1947’s ‘Crossfire’
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Phipps voiced Prince Charming in Disney’s original ‘Cinderella’

Our thoughts go out to Phipps’ friends and family. 

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