Phyllis Hill

Actor, Ballerina
Stage, film, TV actress and former ballerina began her career in the arts as one of George Balanchine's "Baby Ballerinas" in NYC. Hill went on to dance with the Metropolitan Opera's ballet company and the Radio City ... Read more »
Born: 10/27/1920

Filmography

Actor (6)

That Girl 1966 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Pendulum 1968 (Movie)

Mrs Wilma Elliott (Actor)

Morning Star 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Three Steps to Heaven 1953 - 1955 (TV Show)

Actor

Haunts of the Very Rich (TV Show)

Actor

Whirlpool (Movie)

Cocktail Party Guest (Actor)

Biography

Stage, film, TV actress and former ballerina began her career in the arts as one of George Balanchine's "Baby Ballerinas" in NYC. Hill went on to dance with the Metropolitan Opera's ballet company and the Radio City Music Hall Ballet Corps before shifting to the legitimate theater. She appeared in the Broadway and international touring companies of "Rosalinda," before starring opposite Jose Ferrer (her husband at the time) in the Broadway and national tour of "Cyrano de Bergerac." Moving to LA in 1962, Hill became an occasional actress in films and a regular presence in TV, especially in soaps. She starred as struggling model Poco Thurman on the short-lived serial "Three Steps to Heaven" (NBC, 1953-54), played a supporting role in the equally fleeting "Morning Star" (NBC, 1965-66), and enjoyed a long stint as Mrs. Dawson on "General Hospital." Hill also played a recurring role on "That Girl" in the 60s.

Relationships

Frank Overton

Husband

Jose Ferrer

Husband
married June 19, 1948 divorced 1953 died January 26, 1992

Peggy Hill

Mother

Nolan Leary

Uncle

Joyce Rainer

Sister
formerly a leading dancer with the Monte Carlo Ballet Russe

Milestones

1982

Survived a serious automobile accident (date approximate)

1962

Moved to Los Angeles

Appeared in the Broadway and international touring companies of "Rosalinda"

Divorced Jose Ferrer

Starred opposite her then-husband Jose Ferrer in the Broadway production and national tour of "Cyrano de Bergerac"

Lived in semi-retirement

Appeared in the TV series including "12 O'Clock High", "The Twilight Zone", and "That Girl"

Married Frank Overton

Starred in the NBC serial "Three Steps to Heaven"

Co-starred on Broadway in "The Fifth Season"

Danced with the Radio City Music Hall Ballet Corps

Worked as a regular on the daytime soap "General Hospital"

Appeared with the Metropolitan Opera's ballet company

Began her theatrical career as one of George Balanchine's "Baby Ballerinas" in New York

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