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Phyllis Coates (Gypsie Ann Evarts Stell)

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Biography

Wichita Falls, Texas, USA
Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, Phyllis Coates moved to Hollywood as a teenager with intentions of enrolling at UCLA. A chance encounter with Ken Murray in a Hollywood & Vine restaurant landed her in the comedian's vaudeville show. She started out as a chorus girl and worked her way up to doing skits before moving on to work for veteran showman Earl Carroll and later touring with the USO. Coates got some of her first motion picture experience in comedy short subjects at Warner Brothers and then graduated to roles in early '50s films. Read more...

Actor

Character: College Girl on Phone

My Foolish Heart 1949

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Character: Office Secretary

So You Want to Be Popular 1949

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Character: Alice McDoakes aka Cynthia

So You Want to Be Pretty 1956

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Character: Old Dora

Hollywood: The Movie 1996

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Character: Meredith Gaynor

Midnight Caller 1988

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Character: Betty Donaldson

Leave It to Beaver 1957

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Character: Angela Lamberto

The Untouchables 1959

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Character: Helen Mayfield

Slattery's People 1964

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Character: Medora De More

Frontier 1955

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Character: Donna Sharp

Ramar of the Jungle 1952

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