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Phyllis Thaxter

Phyllis Thaxter



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Also Known As: Died: August 14, 2012
Born: November 20, 1919 Cause of Death: Alzheimer's Disease
Birth Place: Portland, Maine, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Going Hollywood: The War Years (1988) as Herself (Archival Footage)
Compilation documentary on the film industry's world and efforts during World War II.
Superman:The Movie (1978) as Martha "Ma" Kent
The legendary man of steel fights to save the world and his true love from Lex Luthor''''s criminal plots.
Longest Night, The (1972) as Norma Chambers
A fact-based drama about a wealthy co-ed who is kidnapped and imprisoned underground in a coffin with a limited life-support system while her parents and police engage in an agonizing four-day search for her before she suffocates.
The World of Henry Orient (1964) as Mrs. Gilbert
Two poor little rich girls dog the steps of a womanizing pianist.
Man Afraid (1957) as Lisa Collins
A burglar is surprised by David and Lisa Collins in their son's room. In the struggle, Lisa's eyes are hurt and David throws an ornament, unintentionally killing the young thief. It's not easy for Reverend Collins to deal with the resulting publicity, his own conscience, or Lisa's temporary blindness. Meanwhile Carl Simmons, father of the dead burglar, begins to stalk the Collins' son Michael.
Women's Prison (1955) as Helene Jensen
A crusading psychiatrist battles a sadistic female warden to improve conditions at a women''''s prison.
She's Working Her Way Through College (1952) as Helen Palmer
A professor helps a burlesque queen get a college education.
Springfield Rifle (1952) as Erin Kearney
A Union officer goes undercover to root out Confederate raiders.
Operation Secret (1952) as Maria
After World War II, a Paris court investigates the murder of Maquis resistance leader Armand Dubois. French agent Marcel Brevoort joins a German agent, a British foreign office member, agent Maria and Maj. Letrec to testify about a mysterious American soldier of fortune, Peter Forrester. Their testimony paints Forrester as a reckless but daring field agent, whose actions influenced a mission in which Dubois was involved.
Fort Worth (1951) as Flora Talbot
A retired gunfighter fears that he might have to take up his former trade when a gang of outlaws rides into town
Jim Thorpe--All-American (1951) as Margaret Miller
The famous Native American athlete fights prejudice in his pursuit of sports stardom.
Come Fill the Cup (1951) as Paula Arnold Copeland
Alcoholic newspaperman Lew Marsh hits bottom, loses his job and is rehabilitated by Charley Dolan. After six years on the wagon he gets his job back and devotes himself to other recovering alcoholics. His boss enlists his help to sober up his nephew, Boyd Copeland, who has married Lew's old sweetheart. Boyd, who is involved with a cabaret singer and the mob, presents quite a challenge.
No Man of Her Own (1950) as Patrice Harkness
Helen Ferguson, pregnant, penniless and dumped by her boyfriend Steve Morley, takes the identity of the pregnant Patrice Harkness, when she and her husband are killed in a train crash. The rich Harkness in-laws, and their other son Bill, had never seen Patrice, so they accept her and her newborn son into their family. However Steve eventually finds her and starts to blackmail her.
The Breaking Point (1950) as Lucy Morgan
A desperate fishing boat captain rents his ship to some gunmen on the lam.
Act of Violence (1949) as Ann [Sturges]
An embittered veteran tracks down a POW camp informer.
The Sign of the Ram (1948) as Sherida Binyon
An invalid matriarch manipulates her entire family.
Blood on the Moon (1948) as Carol Lufton
A gunslinger hired to drive off a rancher falls in love with the man's daughter.
Tenth Avenue Angel (1948) as Helen Mills
A child of the tenements helps an ex-con find a new life.
The Sea of Grass (1947) as Sarah Beth Brewton
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as a husband and wife on America's frontier; farmers in a "sea of grass." The wife has an affair which produces a child, and she is ostracized from the community. Meanwhile, the farmers watch helplesslly as the sea of grass is exploited until it becomes a dustbowl.
Living in a Big Way (1947) as Peggy Randall
A returning GI and his war bride finally get to know each other and don't really like what they see.
Week-End at the Waldorf (1945) as Cynthia Drew
In this remake of Grand Hotel, guests at a New York hotel fight to survive personal tragedy.
Bewitched (1945) as Joan Alris Ellis [also known as Joan Smith]
A girl enlists a psychic to get rid of her murderous alternate personality.
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) as Ellen Lawson
General Jimmy Doolittle trains American troops for the first airborne attacks on Japan.

Cast (special)

Three Sovereigns For Sarah (1985)
A three-part drama set in 17th-century Massachusetts at the time of the Salem witch trials. Sarah Cloyce, a woman wrongly accused of witchcraft, bravely faces her accusers to emerge triumphantly.

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