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Phyllis Povah (1893–1975)

One of the capable actresses of the inter-war period in the twentieth century, Phyllis Povah earned national recognition in the early 1920s. A native of Detroit who learned her craft playing in productions at the University of Michigan in 1914-1916, secured her first professional role as a replacement in a production of "Seeing Things" playing in ... See full bio »

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The Women
The Women Mrs. Phelps Potter - Edith
Pat and Mike
Pat and Mike Mrs. E.H. Beminger
The Marrying Kind
The Marrying Kind Mrs. Derringer
Let's Face It
Let's Face It Nancy Collister


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 1959 Happy Anniversary
Lillian Gans / Grandma
 1956 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Foster
- Man in Shadow (1956) ... Mrs. Foster
 1952 The Marrying Kind
Mrs. Derringer
 1951 Big Town (TV Series)
- The First Robin (1951)
 1951 Suspense (TV Series)
Myrtle Kelsey
- Telephone Call (1951) ... Myrtle Kelsey
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- The End Game (1950)
 1949 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
- Light Up the Sky (1949)
 1943 Let's Face It
Nancy Collister
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 2008 Gable and Crawford (Video documentary short)
Mrs. Phelps Potter

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Stage Play: Re-Echo. Drama. Written by I.J. Golden. Directed by Carol Sax. Forrest Theatre: 10 Jan 1934- Jan 1934 (closing date unknown/5 performances). Cast: Chisholm Beach, Harry Davenport (as "John Lord"), Walter D. Greene, Thurston Hall, Charles Holden, Leonard Mence, Phyllis Povah (as "Grace Manning"), Florence Walcott (as "Harriet ... See more »


5' 7½" (1.71 m)

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Had two homes in Pennsylvania and Long Island and a summer house in Florida. See more »

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