Phyllis Newman Biography (1933-)

Born March 19, 1933, in Jersey City, NJ; daughter of Arthur and Rachael Newman; married Adolph Green (a playwright, lyricist, and actor), January 31, 1960; children: Adam, Amanda. Addresses: Agent: Gage Group, Inc., 9255 Sunset Blvd., Suite 515, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, singer, writer, director
Birth Details
March 19, 1933
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Sarah, Wish You Were Here, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1953
  • I Feel Wonderful (revue), Theatre de Lys, New York City, 1954
  • Understudy for Judy Holiday, Bells Are Ringing, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1956
  • Jane Bennett, First Impressions, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1959
  • Sylvie, Moonbirds, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1959
  • Martha Vail, Subways Are for Sleeping, St. James Theatre, New YorkCity, 1961
  • Sura, Pleasures and Palaces, Fisher Theatre, Detroit, MI, 1965
  • Eve, Princess Barbara, and Ella/Passionella, The Apple Tree, Shubert Theatre, 1967
  • Claire, On the Town, Imperial Theatre, 1971
  • Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Westbury Music Fair, New York City, 1972
  • Edna Edison, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1972
  • Gala Tribute to Joshua Logan, Imperial Theatre, 1975
  • My Mother Was a Fortune Teller, Hudson Guild Theatre, New York City, 1978
  • The Madwoman of Central Park West, 22 Steps Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • Vamps and Rideouts, Unicorn Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge, MA, 1982
  • The Food Chain, Westside Theatre, New York City, 1995
  • Follies, Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 1998
  • Ada, Shyster, Blue Heron Arts Center, New York City, 1999
  • Mrs. Jacoby, A Majority of One, Jewish Repertory Theatre, New YorkCity, 1999
  • Appeared in Awake and Sing, Circle in the Square, New York City, and Broadway Bound, Broadway production; also appeared in Annie GetYour Gun, How Do You Do, I Love You, I Married an Angel, Light Up the Sky, The Owl and the Pussycat, Red Rover, Red Rover, and Rocket to the Moon.
  • Major Tours
  • Vamps and Rideouts, 1982
  • Also toured in I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road, U.S. cities.
  • Stage Director
  • Straws in the Wind, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1975
  • Also directed productions of Walking Papers, Circle in the Square,New York City; Area Code 212, Public Theatre, New York City; Facade; and Franklin D. Roosevelt Centennial Show, New York City.
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Juanita Badger, Picnic, Columbia, 1955
  • Lulu (uncredited), The Vagabond King, Paramount, 1956
  • Kathy Abbott, Let's Rock (also known as Keep It Cool),Columbia, 1958
  • Robert's mother, The Naked Witch (also known as The Naked Temptress), 1964
  • Myra Mandelbaum, Bye Bye Braverman, 1968
  • Betty, To Find a Man (also known as Sex and the Teenager),Columbia, 1972
  • Emmy's mother, Mannequin, 1987
  • Faith's mother, Only You (also known as Him and Justin Time), 1994
  • Judy Miller, The Beautician and the Beast, Paramount, 1997
  • Mrs. Gelbart, A Price above Rubies, Miramax, 1998
  • A Fish in a Bathtub, 1998
  • Maggie, Just for the Time Being, Creative Light Worldwide, 2000
  • Judith Penn, It Had to Be You, Regent Entertainment, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Doris Hudson, Diagnosis: Unknown, CBS, 1960
  • Panelist, To Tell the Truth (game show), 1962-65
  • That Was the Week That Was, NBC, 1964-65
  • Rennee Divine Buchanan, One Life to Live, 1987
  • Ginny Hale, Coming of Age, CBS, 1988
  • Specials
  • The Bob Hope Show, 1971
  • Stella Deems, Follies in Concert, 1986
  • Broadway Sings: The Music of Jules Styne, PBS, 1987
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1988
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1991
  • Lynn, Saying Kaddish, ABC, 1991
  • Episodic
  • Princess Wanakee, "The Night of the Raven," The Wild, Wild West, 1966
  • Gwen Hunter, "Breakpoint," The Equalizer, 1986
  • Elaine Steadman, "Be a Good Girl," thirtysomething, 1989
  • Elaine Steadman, "Fathers and Lovers," thirtysomething, 1990
  • Elaine Steadman, "Photo Opportunity," thirtysomething, 1990
  • Edna Hayes, "The Taxman Cometh," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1991
  • Guest host, The Tonight Show.
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Mary Severance, "Olympus 7-0000," ABC Stage 67, ABC, 1967
  • Tina, The People Next Door (movie), 1968
  • RECORDINGS
  • Taped Readings
  • The Yellow House Mystery, 1993
  • Mystery Ranch, 1994
  • The Lighthouse Mystery, 1996
  • Albums
  • Contributor to Follies: The Complete Recordings.
  • WRITINGS
  • Plays
  • My Mother Was a Fortune Teller, produced at Hudson Guild Theatre,1978
  • (With Arthur Laurents) The Madwoman of Central Park West, producedat 22 Steps Theatre, 1979
  • Television Music
  • Song, "Brand New Dreams," Destined to Live: 100 Roads to Recovery(television special), NBC, 1988
  • Other
  • Also author of the book Just in Time: Notes from My Life.

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