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Phyllis Avery (1922–2011)


Blue-eyed, blonde, demure-looking 50s leading lady, the daughter of screenwriter Stephen Morehouse Avery and his wife Evelyn. Phyllis was said to have spent her childhood in France and in California. After graduating, she studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and first appeared on Broadway in 'Orchids Preferred' in 1937. Her ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Red Skelton Hour Daisy June / Elaine
(1961-1962)
The Ray Milland Show Peggy McNulty / Peggy McNutley / Peggy McNutly
(1953-1955)
The Rifleman Leona Pickford Bartell
(1959)
Charlie's Angels Janine Manchand
(1977)

Filmography

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 1999 The Secret Life of Girls
Owl Lady
 1995 Coach (TV Series)
 1993 Made in America
White Woman #1
 1978 Baretta (TV Series)
- Just for Laughs (1978)
 1977 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Janine Manchand
- Angel Trap (1977) ... Janine Manchand
 1976 Maude (TV Series)
Shirley Coleman
- Walter's Crisis: Part 1 (1976) ... Shirley Coleman
 1973 All in the Family (TV Series)
Sister Theresa
- Edith's Conversion (1973) ... Sister Theresa
 1971 The Last Child (TV Movie)
Nurse
 1967 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Martha Jimson
- The Renegade (1967) ... Martha Jimson
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Margaret Carrington
- Massacre at Fort Phil Kearney (1966) ... Margaret Carrington
 1965 O.K. Crackerby! (TV Series)
Allison Belmont
- Who Was That Lady You Saw Me With? (1965) ... Allison Belmont
 1964-1965 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Ruth Wilkinson
- Mountains to Climb (1965) ... Ruth Wilkinson
- Love Among the Grown-Ups (1964) ... Ruth Wilkinson
- 'A' Is for Anxiety (1964) ... Ruth Wilkinson
- Visions of Sugar Plums (1964) ... Ruth Wilkinson
 1964 Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Macauley
- The Human Comedy (1964) ... Mrs. Macauley
 1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Anne
- Man in a Hole (1964) ... Anne
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Roberta Landon / Barbara Lauderback
- Four Feet in the Morning (1963) ... Roberta Landon
- The Wings of the Morning (1963) ... Barbara Lauderback
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Roberta Landon
- Four Feet in the Morning (1963) ... Roberta Landon
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Edna Bollington
- Are There Any More Out There Like You? (1963) ... Edna Bollington
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Martha Clain
- If You Have Tears (1963) ... Martha Clain
 1960-1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Myra Greevy / Mae
- The Fugitives (1963) ... Myra Greevy
- Ride into Darkness (1960) ... Mae
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Betsy Grayson
- The View from an Ivory Tower (1962) ... Betsy Grayson
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Mary Gould
- Guest in the House (1962) ... Mary Gould
 1962 I Love My Doctor (TV Movie)
Connie Barkley
 1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Sylvia Kadish
- Man Who Struck Moonshine (1962) ... Sylvia Kadish
 1962 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Paula
- The Beach at Belle Anse (1962) ... Paula
 1961-1962 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Elaine / Daisy June
- Nothing But the Tooth (1962) ... Elaine
- Clem's Watermelons (1961) ... Daisy June
 1961 Anatomy of an Accident (Short)
Helen Avery
 1958-1961 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Mary Cromwell / Marion Shelby
- The Case of the Brazen Bequest (1961) ... Mary Cromwell
- The Case of the Half-Wakened Wife (1958) ... Marion Shelby
 1961 Assignment: Underwater (TV Series)
Marta Farrand
- Ghost Dive (1961) ... Marta Farrand
 1960 The Clear Horizon (TV Series)
Ann Shelby (1960-1962)
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Doris Reese Stewart
- Send a Thief (1960) ... Doris Reese Stewart
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Beatrice Vale
- Queen Bea (1960) ... Beatrice Vale
 1959 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Leona Pickford Bartell
- The Baby Sitter (1959) ... Leona Pickford Bartell
 1955-1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Shelley Hayes / Vickie Lawson
- Millionaire Jim Hayes (1959) ... Shelley Hayes
- The Vickie Lawson Story (1955) ... Vickie Lawson
 1959 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Laura Saunders / Girl
- Silent Ambush (1959) ... Laura Saunders / Girl
 1957-1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Vicki Franklin / Martha Shearing / Nancy Cooper
- Design for Murder (1959) ... Vicki Franklin
- Snow Queen (1958) ... Martha Shearing
- The Torch Carriers (1957) ... Nancy Cooper
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series)
Ann Macauley
- Incident in No Man's Land (1959) ... Ann Macauley
 1958 Man with a Camera (TV Series)
Miss Hollis
- Turntable (1958) ... Miss Hollis
 1958 Colonel Humphrey Flack (TV Series)
Gloria
- Lady Bluebeard (1958) ... Gloria
 1953-1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Betty Matthews / Susan Kerney / Mrs. McNulty
- Bluebeard's Seventh Wife (1958) ... Betty Matthews
- Midnight Kill (1956) ... Susan Kerney
- Christmas Guest (1955)
- The Girl Who Scared Men Off (1955) ... Mrs. McNulty
- Big Jim's Boy (1953)
 1957-1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Laura Saunders / Girl / Carrie Stevens
- Silent Ambush (1958) ... Laura Saunders / Girl
- Mr. Kensington's Finest Hour (1957) ... Carrie Stevens
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Paula
- The Other Place (1958) ... Paula
 1957 Trackdown (TV Series)
Charlotte Crome
- Look for the Woman (1957) ... Charlotte Crome
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Myra Jane Benson
- The Teacher (1957) ... Myra Jane Benson
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Eleanor Harrison
- The Jet-Propelled Couch (1957) ... Eleanor Harrison
 1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Marta Reed
- The Man on the Thirty-fifth Floor (1957) ... Marta Reed
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- A Little Care (1957)
 1956-1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- Perspective (1956)
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Victoria Harrington
- The Intruder (1957) ... Victoria Harrington
 1956 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Peg Howard
- The Unrelenting Sky (1956) ... Peg Howard
 1956 The Best Things in Life Are Free
Maggie Henderson
 1953-1955 The Ray Milland Show (TV Series)
Peggy McNulty / Peggy McNutly / Peggy McNutley
- Faculty Wife (1955) ... Peggy McNulty
- House Guest (1955) ... Peggy McNulty
- A Week with Cinderella (1955) ... Peggy McNulty
- The Hollywood Story (1955) ... Peggy McNulty
- The Molehouse Collection (1955) ... Peggy McNulty
 1952 Ruby Gentry
Tracy McAuliffe
 1952 The Doctor (TV Series)
- Sweet Thing (1952)
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
Margaret
- House of Shadows (1952) ... Margaret
 1951 Queen for a Day
Marjorie
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Stage Play: Orchids Preferred. Musical comedy. Music by Dave Stamper [final Broadway credit]. Book by Fred Herendeen. Lyrics by Frederik Herendeen. Based on "Taxi Fare" by Fred Herendeen. Additional music by Henry Russell. Additional lyrics by Morry Olsen. Musical Director: Louis Gress. Music orchestrated by Paul Sprosty. Scenic Design by ... See more »
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Became a Los Angeles real estate agent upon her retirement from acting. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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