Phil Ford

Entertainer

Phil Ford, an entertainer who performed with then-wife Mimi Hines, died June 15 of natural causes in Las Vegas. He was 85.

Ford and Hines first performed in Las Vegas after a breakthrough appearance in 1958 on “The Tonight Show” hosted by Jack Paar.

The duo toured as a nightclub act, performed as twin-billed stars of Broadway musicals including the original production of “Funny Girl,” and appeared together in the 1965 movie comedy “Saturday Night Bath in Apple Valley.”

He served in the U.S. Army 84th Infantry Division during World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge in Europe.

He met Hines, his second wife, in 1952 in Alaska, and they married two years later. Ford and Hines divorced in 1972 but reunited professionally several times.

He is survived by a sister and a daughter.

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