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      Phyllis Newman

      Phyllis Newman

      Highest Rated: 55% Picnic (1955)

      Lowest Rated: 18% The Beautician and the Beast (1997)

      Birthday: Mar 19, 1933

      Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

      Phyllis Newman worked on a variety of projects during her entertainment career. Newman kickstarted her acting career in comedies like the George Segal film "Bye Bye Braverman" (1968) and "To Find a Man" (1972) starring Pamela Sue Martin. She worked in series television while getting her start in acting, including a part on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975-). In the eighties, Newman devoted her time to various credits, such as "Mother Lode" (1982), "Out of the Blue" (1982) and "The Thing" with Kurt Russell (1982). She also worked on "Spacehunter" (1983). Film continued to be her passion as she played roles in the Marisa Tomei comedy "Only You" (1994), the Fran Drescher dramatic comedy "The Beautician and the Beast" (1997) and the Renee Zellweger drama "A Price Above Rubies" (1998). She also appeared in the comedy "A Fish in the Bathtub" (1999) with Jerry Stiller. Newman most recently appeared on "Words and Music by Jerry Herman" (PBS, 2007-08). On September 15, 2019, Newman died at age 86 after a long battle with lung disease.

      Highest rated movies

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      The Human Stain poster
      The Human Stain
      Bye Bye Braverman poster
      Bye Bye Braverman
      The Beautician and the Beast poster
      The Beautician and the Beast




      42% 48% The Human Stain Iris Silk (Character) $5.4M 2003
      No Score Yet 44% It Had to Be You Judith Penn (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Just for the Time Being Unknown (Character) - 2000
      18% 45% The Beautician and the Beast Judy Miller (Character) $11.5M 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Madwoman of Central Park West Unknown (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet To Find a Man Betty McCarthy (Character) - 1972
      33% 34% Bye Bye Braverman Miss Mandelbaum (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Let's Rock Kathy Abbott (Character) - 1958
      55% 54% Picnic Juanita Badger (uncredited) (Character) $24.0K 1955


      No Score Yet No Score Yet 100 Centre Street Unknown (Character) 2001-2002
      No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
      83% No Score Yet thirtysomething Elaine Steadman (Guest Star) 1989-1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Coming of Age Unknown (Character) 1989
      No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1968 1972 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1965