Phillip Alford Overview:

Actor, Phillip Alford, was born Philip Alford on Sep 11, 1948 in Gadsden, AL. As of December 2020, Phillip Alford was 72 years old.


Phillip Alford appeared in two film and six television roles between 1962 and 1972 but is best remembered for his film debut as Jem Finch, the son of Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck), in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).

(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).



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Phillip Alford Quotes:

[to Dill about Miss Dubose]
Jem: Listen, no matter what she says to you, don't answer her back. There's a Confederate pistol in her lap under her shawl and she'll kill you quick as look at you. Come on.

Jem: Atticus says cheating a black man is ten times worse than cheating a white.

[Atticus on the porch overhearing their conversation]
Scout: How old was I when Mama died?
Jem: Two.
Scout: How old were you?
Jem: Six.
Scout: Old as I am now?
Jem: Uh-huh.
Scout: ...Was Mama pretty?
Jem: Uh-huh.
Scout: Was Mama nice?
Jem: Uh-huh.
Scout: Did you love her?
Jem: Yes.
Scout: Did I love her?
Jem: Yes.
Scout: Do you miss her?
Jem: Uh-huh.

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Phillip Alford Facts
Appeared on the local stage in three Town and Gown productions at the Clark Theatre before going to New York to audition for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).

Son of a Gadsden, Alabama brickmason.

Attended Ramsay High School in Birmingham, Alabama.

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