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Phyllis Frelich (1944–2014)


Phyllis was born on Feburary 29, 1944, the oldest of 9 children. She attended North Dakota School for the Deaf, graduating in 1962. She went on to Gallaudet College (renamed Gallaudet University), actively participating in theater there. She finally made her debut on April 2, 1967, on the NBC nationwide program, "Theatre of the Deaf". In 1980, she... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Known For

Love Is Never Silent
Love Is Never Silent Janice Ryder
(1985)
Children on Their Birthdays
(2002)
Bridge to Silence
Bridge to Silence Amanda Wingfield (scenes from play 'The Glass Menagerie')
(1989)

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 2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Mrs. Betty Grissom
- The Two Mrs. Grissoms (2011) ... Mrs. Betty Grissom
 2008 Sweet Nothing in My Ear (TV Movie)
Sally
 2004 Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (TV Series)
Helga
- The Holocaust Survivor (2004) ... Helga
 2002 Children on Their Birthdays
Mrs. Bobbit
 1999 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Frances Lamar
 1998 Pacific Blue (TV Series)
Helena
- Broken Dreams (1998) ... Helena
 1997 Santa Fe
Dr. Joyce Ginsberg
 1992 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Suzanne Bidwell
- My Friend Flicker (1992) ... Suzanne Bidwell
 1992 Judgement
District Attorney
 1991 Hunter (TV Series)
Barbara Collins
- Cries of Silence (1991) ... Barbara Collins
 1989 Bridge to Silence (TV Movie)
Amanda Wingfield (scenes from play 'The Glass Menagerie')
 1988 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Sister Sarah
- Episode #1.1020 (1988) ... Sister Sarah
- Episode #1.1013 (1988) ... Sister Sarah
- Episode #1.1012 (1988) ... Sister Sarah
- Episode #1.1011 (1988) ... Sister Sarah
- Episode #1.1010 (1988) ... Sister Sarah
 1986 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Joan Cugell
- When Silence Speaks (1986) ... Joan Cugell
 1985 Love Is Never Silent (TV Movie)
Janice Ryder
 1985 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
Martha
- Earthquake (1985) ... Martha
 1981 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Madeline Schaefer, a deaf prostitute
- Stormy Weather (1981) ... Madeline Schaefer, a deaf prostitute
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(September 22 to October 28, 1984) She acted in Mark Medoff's play, "The Hands of It's Enemy," in a world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Veronica Cartwright and Richard Dreyfus in the cast. Gordon Davidson was director. See more »
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Won Broadway's 1980 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for "Children of a Lesser God." See more »

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