Phyllis Davis

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Phyllis Davis
Love American Style cast 1973.JPG
Davis (center) with cast of Love, American Style, 1973
Born Phyllis Elizabeth Davis
(1940-07-17)July 17, 1940
Port Arthur, Texas, U.S.
Died September 27, 2013(2013-09-27) (aged 73)
Henderson, Nevada, U.S.
Cause of death Cancer
Occupation Actress

Phyllis Elizabeth Davis (July 17, 1940 – September 27, 2013) was an American actress who appeared primarily on television. She was most notably a part of the cast of Aaron Spelling's dramatic series Vega$, playing the character Beatrice Travis. Beatrice was secretary to Dan Tanna (Robert Urich) and Davis appeared in all 66 prime-time episodes of the show. Vega$ aired from 1978 to 1981 on ABC.

She studied at Lamar University and attended acting classes at the Pasadena Playhouse.


Her films include The Big Bounce (1969), Russ Meyer's Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970), Sweet Sugar (1972), Terminal Island (1973), The Day of the Dolphin (1973), The Choirboys (1977), The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch (1982) and Guns (1990).

Davis appeared in guest roles on Love, American Style (1969) for five seasons.[1] Davis also appeared in television series such as Knight Rider; she played the role of the villainous Tanya Walker in the pilot episode "Knight of the Phoenix". She had guest roles in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., Magnum, P.I., The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, and was a regular performer in the vignettes in Love, American Style. She was in an episode of Adam-12 in 1969 (titled "You Blew It").

She was also a Match Game panelist on occasion and appeared on a Battle of the Network Stars special.


  1. ^ "Phyllis Davis Bucks A Family Tradition". Times-News. 1 September 1979. p. 13. 

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