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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:

CD: "Ultimate Phyllis Hyman" (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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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:

Suffered from bi-polar disorder (manic depression) in her later life, which led to her eventual suicide. See more »

Trademark:

Sometimes cried on cue in her songs See more »

Nickname:

Pepper See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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