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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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 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: Blood Money. Melodrama. Written by George Middleton, from a story by H.H. Van Loan. Directed by Ira Hards. Hudson Theatre: 22 Aug 1927- Oct 1927 (closing date unknown/64 performances). Cast: Reginald Barlow (as "Captain Harry Dark"), Robert Brister (as "Ned Timmins"), Lawrence Cecil (as "Smith"), Malcolm Cuncan (as "Tom ... See more »

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Before she was an actress, she worked as a secretary and book keeper for Wells Fargo Bank. See more »

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