Primarily a theatrical actress, Miriam Phillips only occasionally appeared onscreen. She made her film debut in The Way We Live Now (1970). Other film credits include The Fan (1981) and Crossing Delancey. Phillips was born in Philadelphia and started out in 1924 as a charter member of the Rose Valley, PA, Hedgerow Theater where she would remain for 32 years. Phillips made infrequent appearances on Broadway in such notable efforts as the Sir Laurence Olivier-directed Filumena (1980). Phillips left acting in 1986 and died in 1997 at the age of 98.