Phyllis Somerville

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Birth Name: Phyllis Somerville
Born: 1944
Birth Place: Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Born in Iowa City, Iowa in 1944, Phyllis Somerville's father was a Methodist minister whose appreciation for the arts provided her with an introduction to the theater at an early age through college stage productions and touring companies. She began her own acting career in Washington, D.C. in the 1970s, eventually working her way to Broadway in 1974 with the nostalgic musical "Over Here!" which also featured fellow up-and-coming performers John Travolta and Marilu Henner among its cast. Somerville would remain a theater mainstay until 1981, when she made her screen debut with a minor role in the comedy "Arthur." She would then return to the stage in a variety of productions, including Marsh... Continue Bio >>

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