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Phyllis Love

Phyllis Anne Love was born in Des Moines, Iowa on December 21, 1925. She attended Roosevelt High School in Des Moines along with her close friend, Cloris Leachman. After performing in various local and regional drama productions, Love enrolled in the Actors Studio in New York in 1948. Her movie debut was a bit as a juvenile delinquent in the 1950 movie So Young So Bad (1950), which starred Paul Henreid and Rita Moreno. Love's best-known film role was as "Mattie Birdwell" in William Wyler's Friendly Persuasion (1956). Love guested in numerous TV programs in the 50s, 60s, and 70s but enjoyed her greatest success on the Broadway stage. She appeared in eight shows and, in 1951, won the New York Charles Derwent Award for Best Featured Actress for her portrayal of "Rosa Delle Rosa" in the original production of "The Rose Tattoo". After retiring from acting in the early 70s, she changed her first name to "Osanna". Date of Death 30 October 2011, Menifee, California (Alzheimer's disease)


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Born:
Dec 25, 1925
Movie/TV Credits:
24
First Appeared:
In the series The Philco Television Playhouse 1948-10-03
Latest Project:
Series Harry O 1974-09-12
Known For
Poster of Profiles in Courage
Poster of The Young Doctors
Poster of The Twilight Zone
Poster of Friendly Persuasion
Filmography

Harry O (1974)

Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
5.5 2 votes

Ghost Story (1972)

Horror
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

Ironside (1967)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.7 17 votes

The F.B.I. (1965)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown
3.8 6 votes

Profiles in Courage (1964)

War & Politics Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Outer Limits (1963)

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
7.6 38 votes

The Fugitive (1963)

Action & Adventure Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
7.9 11 votes

Going My Way (1962)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Cain's Hundred (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Young Doctors (1961)

Drama
Movie
as Mrs. Elizabeth Alexander

Dr. Kildare (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.6 5 votes

Bus Stop (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The New Breed (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
9 1 votes

Ben Casey (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.3 3 votes

The Tall Man (1960)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

The Twilight Zone (1959)

Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
8.2 128 votes

Have Gun – Will Travel (1957)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
8.2 12 votes

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.8 21 votes

Friendly Persuasion (1956)

Drama War Western
Movie
as Mattie Birdwell
6.1 21 votes

Gunsmoke (1955)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.7 18 votes

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)

Mystery Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.7 42 votes

Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Philco Television Playhouse (1948)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Westinghouse Studio One (1948)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes