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Phyllis Povah

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Biography

Detroit, Michigan, USA
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 Baltimore in 1920. The excellence of her performance secured her a play in Henry Miller's Company based at the National Theatre in Washington D. C. performing the young widow in "Stepping Stones." Povah had a character actress's talent of being able to play older on stage. Read more...

Actor

Character: Mrs. Phelps Potter - Edith

The Women 1939

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Character: Nancy Collister

Let's Face It 1943

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Character: Mrs. Derringer

The Marrying Kind 1952

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Character: Lillian Gans / Grandma

Happy Anniversary 1959

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Character: Mrs. E.H. Beminger

Pat and Mike 1952

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Character: Myrtle Kelsey

Suspense 1949

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