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Overview (2)

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Died in New York City, New York, USA  (complications from a longtime lung disorder)

Mini Bio (1)

Phyllis Newman was born on March 19, 1933 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for Mannequin (1987), The Human Stain (2003) and One Life to Live (1968). She was married to Adolph Green. She died on September 15, 2019 in New York City, New York, USA.

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Adolph Green (31 January 1960 - 23 October 2002) ( his death) ( 2 children)

Trivia (9)

A breast cancer survivor, following her bout with the disease, Newman wrote a memoir of her life and career, titled "Just in Time". In it, she revealed that her husband, Adolph Green, confided to her that he had actually voted for Barbra Streisand over her for the 1962 Best Supporting Actress in a Musical Tony Award, which Newman won, for her performance in "Subways Are for Sleeping".
Often mistaken for Betty Comden, who was Newman's composer husband (Adolph Green)'s long-term collaborator and songwriter/lyricist. Newman won a Tony Award on Broadway for "Subways Are for Sleeping" (1962) which was written by Comden and Green, and earned a Tony Award nomination two decades later for "Broadway Bound". Newman and Green had two children, Amanda Green and Adam Green.
Born on the same date, in the same year, as actress Renée Taylor.
An avid game show panelist in the 1960s, notably the game shows To Tell the Truth (1956) and What's My Line? (1950).
A club and concert singer, among her many hit musical shows were "Bells Are Ringing", "The Apple Tree", "On the Town", "Annie Get Your Gun" and "I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road".
A talk-show regular, she was the first woman to substitute for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962).
In February 1996, she launched "The Phyllis Newman Women's Health Care Initiative of the Actors Fund".
Beat out Barbra Streisand for a Tony Award in 1962, winning the Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) award for "Subways Are for Sleeping". She was also Tony Award nominated in 1987 at Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for "Broadway Bound".
She was the daughter of Rachel (Gottlieb) and Sigmund Arthur Newman, Jewish immigrants to the United States from Eastern Europe. Her parents worked on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, her father as "Gabel the Graphologist", a handwriting analyst, and her mother as a fortune teller, "Marvelle, the Fortune Teller".

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