Phyllis Thaxter
American actress
Phyllis Thaxter
Phyllis St. Felix Thaxter was an American actress.
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Correction: Maine-2012 Deaths story
San Francisco Chronicle - about 4 years
Correction: Maine-2012 Deaths story Associated Press Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 8:40 am, Monday, December 31, 2012 In a story Dec. 30 about deaths of notable Mainers in 2012, The Associated Press erroneously reported the full name of the first woman to chair the Maine Republican Party. John H. Reed, a potato farming boy who became Maine governor by surprise and then went on to serve an ambassadorship, is perhaps the best-known Mainer or person with close ties to the state who died during 2012. Frank Knight was longtime protector of New England's tallest elm tree, actress Phyllis Thaxter was seen by millions playing her "Superman" movie role, and Bryce Bayer invented a part used in nearly every digital camera. Young became University of Wisconsin-Madison chancellor in 1968, during the tumultuous Vietnam War era, and was ...
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Reed, educators, among notable Maine deaths
San Francisco Chronicle - about 4 years
Reed, educators, among notable Maine deaths Associated Press Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 8:16 am, Sunday, December 30, 2012 John H. Reed, a potato farming boy who became Maine governor by surprise and then went on to serve an ambassadorship, is perhaps the best-known Mainer or person with close ties to the state who died during 2012. Frank Knight was longtime protector of New England's tallest elm tree, actress Phyllis Thaxter was seen by millions playing her "Superman" movie role, and Bryce Bayer invented a part used in nearly every digital camera. Young became University of Wisconsin-Madison chancellor in 1968, during the tumultuous Vietnam War era, and was dubbed "War Maker, Strike Breaker" for his harsh stance against anti-war protesters. Samuel Collins Jr., 88, a former Maine supreme court justice who previously ser ...
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Phyllis Thaxter, Actress Who Played Superman’s Ma Kent, Dies at 92
NYTimes - over 4 years
Ms. Thaxter, whose first film was “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo” and last was “Superman,” enjoyed a lengthy acting career despite contracting polio.
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Phyllis Thaxter, Actress Who Played Superman’s Ma Kent, Dies at 92
NYTimes - over 4 years
Ms. Thaxter, whose first film was “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo” and last was “Superman,” enjoyed a lengthy acting career despite contracting polio.
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PASSINGS: Phyllis Thaxter, Ron Nelson
LATimes - over 4 years
Phyllis Thaxter, 92, actress played Clark Kent's mother; Ron Nelson, 94, CHP officer responded to James Dean's car crash Phyllis Thaxter
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Phyllis Thaxter, who played Clark Kent's adoptive mother in 1978 film 'Superman,' dies at 92
Fox News - over 4 years
Phyllis Thaxter, an actress best known for her role as Clark Kent's adoptive mother in the 1978 film "Superman," has died in Florida. She was 92. Thaxter's daughter, Skye Aubrey, says the actress died Tuesday in Longwood, just north of Orlando, after a nine-year fight with Alzheimer's disease. The Maine native appeared in 17 movies. Thaxter also had dozens of television roles, including a run on "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" from 1956 to 1960 and a stint on the "Alfred Hitchcock Hour" from 1963 to 1964. Thaxter was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Gilbert Lea. She was also previously married to film executive James Aubrey. Her daughter said funeral services will be private.
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Blu-ray Review: Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology (1978-2006) - Blogcritics.org (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Three years later, the ship lands in the farm town of Smallville where he is discovered by John (Glenn Ford) and Martha Kent (Phyllis Thaxter), who raise the child as their own and name him Clark. At 30, Clark (Christopher Reeve) heads to the big city
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DVD Extra: John Garfield at the Warner Archive, Part 2 - New York Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The setting is now post-war Florida, where Harry is having trouble supporting his wife (Phyllis Thaxter) and two young daughters. During a fishing trip to Mexico, he's abandoned by his client, who also leaves behind his tempting mistress (a sultry
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Dominica (Minnie) Elizabeth Simpson - White Hall Journal
Google News - over 5 years
She studied dance in New York City with José Limón and June Taylor, while living in The Rehearsal Club with her roommate Phyllis Thaxter and friend Alexis Smith. She returned to New York each summer to continue her studies. She was creative woman of
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June 4, 2011: "Superman: The Movie" Screening - Superman Super Site
Google News - over 5 years
Richard Donner directed the film, which stars Christopher Reeve as Superman, as well as Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Phyllis Thaxter, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Valerie Perrine and Ned Beatty. The film depicts the origin of
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Das Erste: Gary Cooper und Glenn Ford: zwei Helden, zwei Typen - ptext.de (Pressemitteilung)
Google News - almost 6 years
Mai 2011, 1.35 Uhr Gegenspionage SPRINGFIELD RIFLE USA 1952 Regie: Andre De Toth Darsteller: Gary Cooper, Phyllis Thaxter, David Brian, Paul Kelly 28. Mai 2011, 2.30 Uhr Sergeant York USA 1941 Regie: Howard Hawks Darsteller: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan
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Remembering the Doolittle Raiders
NYTimes - almost 12 years
KEITH B. NEILSON, the owner of an engineering company in Mystic, has been fascinated with flying since he was a toddler, and captivated by the exploits of the Doolittle Raiders since he was a preschooler. The first airplane model he built was a B-25, the same kind the Raiders took into battle in World War II, and until he was a teenager he wanted
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James Aubrey Jr., 75, TV and Film Executive
NYTimes - over 22 years
James T. Aubrey Jr., a hard-driving television and film executive who headed CBS and then Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, died on Sept. 3 at U.C.L.A. Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 75 and lived in Los Angeles. The cause was a heart attack, the Associated Press reported. It said paramedics found him unconscious, at a location it did not identify, after
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THEATER; A Low-Key 'Cocktail Hour' at the Paper Mill
NYTimes - about 27 years
LEAD: IN ''The Cocktail Hour,'' in which the making of a martini is mentioned three times within the play's first three minutes or so, a middle-aged publisher (John) visits his well-to-do parents, asking for approval of a play he's written. The play, John announces to his father (Bradley), is about a family that's ''recognizably us. IN ''The
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TV: VANESSA REDGRAVE AND SALEM WITCH TRIALS
NYTimes - over 31 years
There are at least a couple of quite compelling reasons for watching ''Three Sovereigns for Sarah,'' a three-part American Playhouse series that begins tonight at 9 on Channel 13. Victor Pisano's script offers a clear and reasonable reconstruction of the Salem witch trials, one of the more odious and frightening events in American history. And the
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TELEVISION; THE WITCHES OF SALEM GET A NEW HEARING
NYTimes - over 32 years
BOSTON Casting his eyes somberly on the congregation, the Rev. Samuel Parris intoned, ''In this tiny hamlet of Salem Village, a scourge has silently and most profoundly made its way in. Satan is among us.'' The setting, in a replica of a 17th- century Puritan church, was the critical scene in a new mini-series being filmed for the Public
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'FREE AND CLEAR' IS PONDEROUS STUFF
NYTimes - almost 34 years
BEWARE of a play that ends with this exchange: ''I didn't mean anything I said.'' ''Neither did I.'' Why then, one wonders, has the audience been subjected to it at all? Eliciting an unintended titter and an ultimate yawn, those aptly self-negating last lines sum up the utter futility of Robert Anderson's ''Free and Clear'' at the Long Wharf
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CONNECTICUT GUIDE; ROBERT ANDERSON PLAY
NYTimes - almost 34 years
Long Wharf's Stage II, the lower priced quasi-experimental theater slightly to the left of Long Wharf's Stage I on Sargent Drive, New Haven, will offer a second new play by an established American playwright this season when ''Free and Clear'' by Robert Anderson opens at 8:15 P.M. March 30. Nightly previews begin Tuesday. ''The play is a conflict
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Best Films on TV
NYTimes - almost 35 years
Triple-Header Saturday is a film bonanza - five good ones in a row, starting with two early-afternoon bargains - ''Man of a Thousand Faces'' at 1 P.M. on Channel 9 and ''The Return of Frank James'' on Channel 5 at 3 P.M. Then there are three night specials. At 8 P.M., you'll have to choose between ''The Breaking Point'' (1950), the second, superior
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Phyllis Thaxter
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 92
    Thaxter died on August 14, 2012, in Longwood, Florida, after an eight- or nine-year battle with Alzheimer's disease.
    More Details Hide Details She was 90 years old. In keeping with her wishes, she was cremated and her ashes were scattered at sea.
  • FORTIES
  • 1962
    Age 42
    In 1962, Thaxter married Gilbert Lea. They were married for 46 years until his death on May 4, 2008.
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    They divorced in 1962.
    More Details Hide Details They had two children: Skye Aubrey, an actress, and James Aubrey.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1952
    Age 32
    Thaxter's career stalled after an attack of polio in 1952.
    More Details Hide Details She made a comeback in television series such as Rawhide, Wagon Train, The Twilight Zone, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. In 1978, Thaxter was cast along with Glenn Ford as Ma and Pa Kent in Superman. Author Patricia Bosworth, in her biography of Montgomery Clift, tells of Thaxter's close relationship with Clift in the early 1940s, writing that they "seemed so close that a great many people assumed they would eventually marry." While at MGM, Thaxter married James T. Aubrey, Jr., who later became president of CBS-TV and MGM.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1948
    Age 28
    In 1948, she played a cattle owner's daughter alongside Barbara Bel Geddes in Blood on the Moon.
    More Details Hide Details At MGM, she routinely portrayed the ever-patient wife to a number of leading men. She moved to Warner Brothers in the 1950s, but usually played the same type of roles.
  • 1944
    Age 24
    In 1944, she signed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
    More Details Hide Details Her movie debut was opposite Van Johnson in the war-time film Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.
  • 1940
    Age 20
    She worked on Broadway at the beginning of the 1940's.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1921
    Age 1
    Born on November 20, 1921.
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