Phyllis Hill

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Phyllis Hill
Phyllis Hill 1953.jpg
Phyllis Hill in 1953
Born (1920-10-27)October 27, 1920
New York, New York
Died January 1, 1993(1993-01-01) (aged 72)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Occupation Dancer
Spouse(s) José Ferrer (1948–1953, divorce)
Frank Overton (1962–1967, his death)

Phyllis Hill (October 27, 1920 – January 1, 1993) was an American dancer and actress.[1][self-published source]

Hill's mother was actress Peggy Johnson Hill. Her sister, Joyce Hill Rainier, danced with the Monte Carlo Ballets Russes.[2]

Hill began her career in the late 1940s, appearing on stage and in small television roles in New York.


Hill's theatrical debut came "as one of George Balanchine's 'Baby Ballerinas' in New York."[2] Her Broadway credits include Rosalinda, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Fifth Season,[2] The Alchemist (1947), Angel Street (1947), Volpone (1947), Helen Goes to Troy (1943), What's Up? (1943) and Sons and Soldiers (1942).[3]

She also appeared with the Metropolitan Opera Company ballet as well as Radio City Music Hall's Ballet Corps.[2]


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).


Phyllis Hill was married twice, both times to actors and both unions were childless:


Hill died from lung cancer on New Years Day 1993, aged 72. She was survived by a niece.[2]


  1. ^ Scott, Tony (2001). The Stars of Hollywood Forever. ISBN 9781312916975. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Phyllis Hill Ferrer Overton". Variety. January 7, 1993. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "("Phyllis Hill" search results)". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Donnelley, Paul (2003). Fade to Black: A Book of Movie Obituaries. Music Sales Group. p. 246. ISBN 9780711995123. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 

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