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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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Filmography

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 1989 The Kill Reflex
Irene
 1988 School Daze
Phyllis (uncredited)
 1974 Lenny
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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 1989 The Kill Reflex (performer: "Meet Me On The Moon")
 1988 School Daze (performer: "Be One")
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 1992 Soul Train (TV Series documentary)
Herself
 1987-1991 Ebony/Jet Showcase (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode dated 4 October 1991 (1991) ... Herself
- Episode dated 2 October 1987 (1987) ... Herself
 1988 Barry Manilow: Big Fun on Swing Street (TV Movie)
Herself
 1987 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode dated 5 February 1987 (1987) ... Herself
 1985 Too Scared to Scream
Herself (uncredited)
 1984 A Celebration of Life: A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. (TV Special documentary)
Herself
 1983 Eubie Blake: A Century of Music (TV Movie)
Herself
 1982 The 24th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special)
Herself
 1981 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (TV Movie)
Herself
 1981 The 35th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Herself - Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
 1977 Soul Alive (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode dated 30 April 1977 (1977) ... Herself
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 2008 Unsung (TV Series documentary)
Herself
- Phyllis Hyman (2008) ... Herself
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Duke Ellington's musical, "Sophisticated Ladies," at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway in New York City with Maurice Hines and Judith Jamison in the cast. Michael Smuin was director. 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:

"Oh, I'm a ballad queen for sure... I don't dig dance stuff very much but I seem to hit the charts with it. Go figure..." (on her material) See more »

Trivia:

Her favorite cartoon character was Garfield the cat. See more »

Trademark:

Sometimes cried on cue in her songs See more »

Nickname:

Red See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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