No photo available. Represent Phyllis Povah? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 89,505 this week

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 »

September Comedies on Amazon Video

September is a month for comedies on Amazon Video. Check out trailers and featurettes for new September titles in our Amazon Studios section.

Learn more about September comedies

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1571 people
created 13 Feb 2013
 
list image
a list of 122 people
created 16 Feb 2014
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Phyllis Povah's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For

The Women
The Women Mrs. Phelps Potter - Edith
(1939)
Pat and Mike
Pat and Mike Mrs. E.H. Beminger
(1952)
The Marrying Kind
The Marrying Kind Mrs. Derringer
(1952)
Let's Face It
Let's Face It Nancy Collister
(1943)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (10 credits)
 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
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)
 2008 Gable and Crawford (Video documentary short)
Mrs. Phelps Potter

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

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 »

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia:

Before she was an actress, she worked as a secretary and book keeper for Wells Fargo Bank. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

Message Boards

Discuss Phyllis Povah on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page