Phyllis Konstam

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Phyllis Konstam
Bunny Austin (1936).jpg
Phyllis Konstam with her husband Bunny Austin in 1936
Born (1907-04-14)14 April 1907
London, England
Died 20 August 1976(1976-08-20) (aged 69)
Somerset, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1928–1964

Phyllis Konstam (14 April 1907 – 20 August 1976) was an English film actress. She appeared in 11 films between 1928 and 1964, including four films directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

She was born in London and died in Somerset from a heart attack.

She married the tennis star Bunny Austin in 1931, whom she met on a cruise liner while travelling to the US to appear in a stage production of Frank Vosper's Murder on the Second Floor, opposite her close friend Laurence Olivier.[1] Together, Austin and Konstam were one of the celebrity couples of the age. Austin played tennis with Charlie Chaplin, was a friend of Daphne du Maurier and met both Queen Mary and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. They had two children.

In her later years, she joined her husband with involvement in the Oxford Group, performing in several films and theatrical productions around the world to benefit the cause. She died on 20 August 1976, her husband's 70th birthday.

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  1. ^ Austin, H.W.; Konstam, Phyllis (1969) A Mixed Double. London: Chatto and Windus.

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