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Phyllis Thaxter (1919–2012)


This warm and winning, very non-theatrical brunette was born Phyllis St. Felix Thaxter in Portland, Maine, on November 20, 1919. The daughter of Maine Supreme Court Justice Sidney Thaxter, her acting talent came from her mother's side, who was a one-time Shakespearean actress. Phyllis was educated for a time at St. Genevieve School in Montreal and... See full bio »

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(age 92) in Orlando, Florida, USA

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 1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Emily Weymouth
- Family Secrets (1992) ... Emily Weymouth
 1978 Superman
Ma Kent
 1977 Visions (TV Series)
Mrs. Taylor
- All I Could See from Where I Stood (1977) ... Mrs. Taylor
 1976 Once an Eagle (TV Mini-Series)
Alma Caldwell
 1975 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Aunt Meg Catlin
- Murder Once Removed (1975) ... Aunt Meg Catlin
 1974 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Kate Tannahill
- A Full Life (1974) ... Kate Tannahill
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
 1972 Cannon (TV Series)
Rita McBain
- The Predators (1972) ... Rita McBain
 1972 The Longest Night (TV Movie)
Norma Chambers
 1971 Incident in San Francisco (TV Movie)
Lois Harmon
 1967-1971 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Rosemary Ramsey / Viv Caldwell
- The Replacement (1971)
- Traitor (1967) ... Rosemary Ramsey
- The Conspirators (1967) ... Viv Caldwell
 1970 Medical Center (TV Series)
Celia Jennings
- Junkie (1970) ... Celia Jennings
 1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
Ruth Manning
- The Clarion (1969) ... Ruth Manning
 1968 Lancer (TV Series)
Marcy Dane
- The Prodigal (1968) ... Marcy Dane
 1968 The Invaders (TV Series)
Sarah Concannon
- The Peacemaker (1968) ... Sarah Concannon
 1967 Coronet Blue (TV Series)
Mrs. Barclay
- Faces (1967) ... Mrs. Barclay
 1964 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Enid Langer
- Detour on a Road Going Nowhere (1964) ... Enid Langer
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Dolores Ritter
- Go Between (1964) ... Dolores Ritter
 1963-1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Elsa Hollands / Mrs. Logan / Nora Cory Manson
- Change of Address (1964) ... Elsa Hollands
- Nothing Ever Happens in Linvale (1963) ... Mrs. Logan
- The Long Silence (1963) ... Nora Cory Manson
 1964 The World of Henry Orient
Mrs. Avis Gilbert
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Mildred Zaro
- The Threatening Eye (1964) ... Mildred Zaro
 1962 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Virginia Lane Walker
- Young Man's Fancy (1962) ... Virginia Lane Walker
 1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Pauline Cushman
- The Blue Spy (1961) ... Pauline Cushman
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Ursula Sommerville
- The Last of the Sommervilles (1961) ... Ursula Sommerville
 1953-1961 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Jessy / Judith
- Bury Me Twice (1961) ... Jessy
- Obsession (1955) ... Judith
- Tin Wedding (1953)
 1961 Special for Women: The Trapped Housewife (TV Movie)
Willie Ross
 1960 Outlaws (TV Series)
Mae Roberts
- The Quiet Killer (1960) ... Mae Roberts
 1956-1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Miss Dent / Lucy Pryor / Margot Brenner / ...
- Murder Me Twice (1958) ... Lucy Pryor
- The Deadly (1957) ... Margot Brenner
- Malice Domestic (1957) ... Annette Borden
- Fog Closing In (1956) ... Mary Summers
 1959-1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Christine Elliot / Vivian Carter
- The Christine Elliott Story (1960) ... Christine Elliot
- The Vivian Carter Story (1959) ... Vivian Carter
 1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Nicole
- The Cruel Day (1960) ... Nicole
 1954-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Emily Skinner / Marie
- The House of Truth (1959) ... Emily Skinner
- Nora (1959) ... Marie
- Nora #1 (1954)
 1959 Lux Playhouse (TV Series)
Lucinda Vaughn
- Frederick (1959) ... Lucinda Vaughn
 1957-1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
 1958 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series)
Jean Armstrong
- The Seedling Doubt (1958) ... Jean Armstrong
 1955-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Mary / Joan Long / Helen Ditmar / ...
- Night of the Heat Wave (1956) ... Mary
- Schedule to Defraud (1955) ... Joan Long
- Deal a Blow (1955) ... Helen Ditmar
- The Dark Fleece (1955) ... Olive
 1957 Man Afraid
Lisa Collins
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Laura Morgan
- The Dark Corner (1957) ... Laura Morgan
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
April Taylor
- Mr. Cinderella (1956) ... April Taylor
 1955-1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Dara Meadows / Mona Tyrrel
- Dara (1956) ... Dara Meadows
- Man Out of the Rain (1955) ... Mona Tyrrel
 1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1953-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Karen / Connie Ennis / Sister Mary / ...
- The Night of January Sixteenth (1956) ... Karen
- Holiday Affair (1955) ... Connie Ennis
- Thunder on the Hill (1955) ... Sister Mary
- Penny Serenade (1955) ... Julie
- The Girl Who Couldn't Cry (1954) ... Anne
 1955-1956 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Dinah / Laurie
- Hapless Holiday (1956) ... Dinah
- Man in the Ring (1955) ... Laurie
- Fear Me Not (1955)
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Muriel Blandings
- The Hayfield (1955) ... Muriel Blandings
 1955 Women's Prison
Helene Jensen
 1954 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
Gladys Mitchell
- Atomic Attack (1954) ... Gladys Mitchell
 1954 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Richard Said No (1954)
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Janet Shipley
- The Ardent Woodsman (1954) ... Janet Shipley
 1952 Operation Secret
Maria Corbet
 1952 Springfield Rifle
Erin Kearney
 1951 Come Fill the Cup
Paula Copeland
 1951 Jim Thorpe -- All-American
Margaret Miller
 1951 Fort Worth
Flora Talbot
 1950 The Breaking Point
Lucy Morgan
 1950 No Man of Her Own
Patrice Harkness
 1948 Act of Violence
Ann
 1948 Blood on the Moon
Carol Lufton
 1948 The Sign of the Ram
Sherida Binyon
 1948 Tenth Avenue Angel
Helen Mills
 1947 Living in a Big Way
Peggy Randall
 1945 Week-End at the Waldorf
Cynthia Drew
 1944 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
Ellen Lawson
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Sundown Beach. Written by Bessie Breuer. Directed by Elia Kazan. Belasco Theatre: 7 Sep 1948- 11 Sep 1948 (7 performances). Cast: Tom Avera, Martin Balsam (as "Merle"), Edward Binns (as "George Washburn"), Ira Cirker, Joan Copeland (as "Nadine") [Broadway debut], Ralph Cullinan, Joseph Fallon, Vivian Firko, Treva Frazee, Lou ... See more »

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(In 1991 on Montgomery Clift) Monty and I loved each other very much, but it was a romantic kind of love - I never went to bed with him. But we finally thought - maybe we should marry. It seemed like a good idea. See more »

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When she died she was cremated and her ashes scattered at sea. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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