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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:

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' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"I guess I'm better off fat - than dead!" (on quitting smoking & gaining weight) See more »

Trivia:

Started her professional career with the group New Direction. See more »

Trademark:

Always performed without shoes See more »

Nickname:

Pepper See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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