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Phyllis Hyman (1949–1995)

Deep-voiced and statuesque, Phyllis Hyman sang with a life-affirming energy and emotional intensity found in few other female vocalists. Born in Philadelphia in 1949 (and raised in Pittsburgh), her professional career began in New York City where, during an engagement, she was spotted by producer Norman Connors and contemporaries Jean Carne and ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Kill Reflex
(1989)
The 35th Annual Tony Awards
The 35th Annual Tony Awards Herself - Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
(1981)

Filmography

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 1989 The Kill Reflex
Irene
 1988 School Daze
Phyllis (uncredited)
 1974 Lenny
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "Platinum & Gold Collection" (RCA) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Phyllis Alexander

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Just order me up a drink and a lot of food and I'm ready for the ride! ...on flying. See more »

Trivia:

She was considered for the role of Shug Avery in The Color Purple (1985). See more »

Trademark:

Sometimes cried on cue in her songs See more »

Nickname:

Queenie See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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