Michelle Phillips

Singer + Actress
Born Jun 4, 1944

Michelle Phillips is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She gained fame as a member of the 1960s group The Mamas & the Papas, and is the last surviving original member of the group.

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1944 Birth Born on June 4, 1944.


1961 17 Years Old In 1961, she moved to San Francisco to do modeling work, and met John Phillips while he was touring California with his band the Journeymen.
1962 18 Years Old He divorced his first wife and married Michelle on December 31, 1962, when she was 18.


1965 21 Years Old 1 More Event
…  A native of California, she met and married John Phillips in San Francisco as a teenager, and went on to co-found the vocal group the Mamas & the Papas in 1965. … Read More
1966 22 Years Old 1 More Event
After consulting their attorney and record label, he, Elliot, and Doherty served Michelle Phillips with a letter expelling her from the group on June 28, 1966.
1968 24 Years Old In 1968, she gave birth to their daughter, Chynna Phillips, who later became vocalist of the 1990s pop trio Wilson Phillips.
1969 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Michelle and John Phillips, whose marriage was failing, filed for divorce in a Los Angeles County court in May 1969, and the group officially disbanded in 1971 before the release of their final album, People Like Us, which was recorded to fulfill contract obligations with their record label.
1971 27 Years Old Her first film role came in Dennis Hopper's 1971 film The Last Movie, in a minor bit part; she would later marry Hopper shortly after the production, a marriage which lasted only eight days. … Read More


1974 - 1975 2 More Events
1976 32 Years Old Phillips released her first solo single in 1976, "No Love Today", on the Mother, Jugs & Speed movie soundtrack.
1977 33 Years Old In 1977, Phillips released her first and only solo album, Victim of Romance, produced by Jack Nitzsche for A&M Records. … Read More
1979 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1979, she appeared in the film adaptation of the Sidney Sheldon novel Bloodline (1979), a thriller starring Audrey Hepburn and Ben Gazzara.


1987 43 Years Old In late 1987, Phillips sang backup vocals on Belinda Carlisle's number one hit, "Heaven Is a Place on Earth", as well as on the Carlisle LP, Heaven on Earth. … Read More


1996 52 Years Old She played Laura Collins in the 1996 television movie No One Would Tell.


2007 63 Years Old In 2007, Phillips publicly protested the Iraq war and stated her belief that president George W. Bush and vice president Dick Cheney be investigated for war crimes.
2008 64 Years Old Phillips is an advocate for legalization of marijuana, and in 2008 credited it with helping her quit smoking cigarettes: "When I really, really, really wanted a cigarette, I would take a puff of pot, and the cravings would go away," she said. … Read More
2009 65 Years Old After the millennium, Phillips continued to occasionally appear in films. She had supporting parts in the comedies Jane White Is Sick & Twisted (2002); the drama Harry + Max (2004); and the independent comedy Unbeatable Harold (2006) In 2009, Phillips appeared at the annual TV Land Awards for the 30th year celebration of Knots Landing. … Read More
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