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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
 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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 1978 The Children of Sanchez (vocalist)
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 1992 Soul Train (TV Series documentary)
 1987-1991 Ebony/Jet Showcase (TV Series)
- Episode dated 4 October 1991 (1991) ... Herself
- Episode dated 2 October 1987 (1987) ... Herself
 1988 Barry Manilow: Big Fun on Swing Street (TV Movie)
 1987 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
- 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)
 1983 Eubie Blake: A Century of Music (TV Movie)
 1982 The 24th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special)
 1981 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (TV Movie)
 1981 The 35th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Herself - Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
 1980 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Herself - Vocalist
- Episode #18.94 (1980) ... Herself - Vocalist
 1977 Soul Alive (TV Series)
- Episode dated 30 April 1977 (1977) ... Herself
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 2008 Unsung (TV Series documentary)
- Phyllis Hyman (2008) ... Herself

Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "The Classic Balladry of Phyllis Hyman" (RCA) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Phyllis Alexander


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Personal Quote:

"Be nice to take that thing home and put it on my wall - but you know it ain't even real. Just a record they spray-painted gold. But that's OK. I'll take this and be more than thrilled! I've been in the business long enough to collect a whole bunch of them suckers!" (on her album "Living All Alone" going gold) See more »


Was the eldest of seven children. See more »


Sometimes cried on cue in her songs See more »


The Sophisticated Lady See more »

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