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

Other Works:

Album: "You Knew How to Love Me", 1979 (Arista) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Phyllis Alexander

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 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:

Once had to travel across town in a speeding New York City firetruck, sirens wailing, to make a matinee performance of "Sophisticated Ladies." See more »

Trademark:

Always performed without shoes See more »

Nickname:

Ms. Phyllis See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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