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Subject: Also born 100 years ago on this day, Hollywood character dancer and actress PHYLLIS HILL, whose early operatic career was overshadowed w/her marriage to Jose Ferrer. More remembered for her short marriages to Ferrer, and later Hollywood player Frank Overton, Hill was born 100 years ago. ...

Miss Hill died in 1993, at age 72, buried with her husband Frank Overton.
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Date Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 02:22:21pm
In reply to: Miss Fabray died just a couple years ago, at age 97. 's message, "ARCHIVE: October 27, 1920 ~It was a century ago, versatile actress Nanette Fabray, a vaudeville as a child and became a musical-theatre actress during the 1940s and 1950s, later earning a TONY Award, and three Emmy Awards for her TV tenure w/Sid Cesar, in a successful career for 60 years, was born 100 years ago! ..." on Tuesday, October 27, 05:57:47am

Phyllis Hill
(October 27, 1920 – January 1, 1993)

Early years ...
Hill was born in New York City. Her mother was actress Peggy Johnson Hill.
Her sister, Joyce Hill Rainier, danced with the Monte Carlo Ballets Russes. Hill began
her career in the late 1940s, appearing on stage and in small television roles in New York.

Stage ...
Her theatrical debut came "as one of George Balanchine's 'Baby Ballerinas' in New York." Her Broadway credits include Rosalinda, Cyrano de Bergerac,
The Fifth Season, The Alchemist (1947), Angel Street (1947), Volpone (1947), Helen Goes to Troy (1943), What's Up? (1943) and Sons and Soldiers (1942).

She also appeared with the Metropolitan Opera Company ballet as well as Radio City Music Hall's Ballet Corps.

Television ...
Hill portrayed Poco Thurman in the NBC drama Three Steps to Heaven, Mrs. Allison
in the NBC serial Morning Star, and Agnes Adams in the ABC comedy That Girl. ...

...Among Hill's television appearances were three Dr. Kildare shows during the 1964-1965 season, three Perry Mason episodes during the final three years of the series, including the title roles of Katherine Stewart in "The Case of the Wednesday Woman", and murderer Rachel Gordon in "The Case of the Sleepy Slayer" (both in 1964), and four appearances on The F.B.I. (1966–70). Sadly, Hill went into semi-retirement in 1983 following an automobile accident.

Personal Life & Death ...
She was married twice, both times to actors and both unions were childless:

=José Ferrer (June 19, 1948 – July 7, 1953; divorced)

=Frank Overton (1962 – 24 April 1967; his death)

Hill was widowed by Overton in 1967, and was interred at Hollywood Memorial
(now Forever) Cemetery, beside him at her death on New Years Day 1993. ...

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Journalist, author Neil Sheehan is 84, singer- songwriter Dallas Frazier ("Alley Oop") is 81 (NT).Tuesday, October 27, 03:21:57pm

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