Phyllis Povah

Phyllis Povah

About Phyllis Povah

Phyllis Povah (July 21, 1893--August 7, 1975) was an American stage and film actress. Povah made her Broadway theatre debut in Mr. Pim Passes By in 1921 and acted in minor roles in several productions over the next two decades. She achieved a notable success in a featured role in the stage production of The Women, and the play ran for 18 months, from 1936 until 1938. When a film version was planned, Povah and Marjorie Main were the only members of the cast who were chosen to reprise their roles in the film which was released in 1939. (The film was directed by George Cukor). The film was a success, but Povah continued to work steadily in theatre, and appeared in the film Let's Face It (1943) with Bob Hope and Betty Hutton.

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