Phyllis Morris (actress)

Phyllis Morris (18 July 1894 – 9 February 1982) was an English dramatist, children's writer and actress. As an interwar actor "she was uncommonly astute in a sequence of character parts".[1]

LifeEdit

Phyllis Morris was born on 18 July 1894 in Walthamstow and educated at Cheltenham Ladies College.[1] From 1947 to 1952 she worked as an actress in Hollywood, "playing there, as in Britain, any number of grim-featured harridans".[2] She died on 9 February 1982 at Denville Hall, Northwood.[1]

WorksEdit

Children's booksEdit

  • Dandelion Clocks. London: Erskine Macdonald, 1917
  • Peter's Pencil. London, 1920
  • The Adventures of Willy and Nilly. London & New York, 1921

PlaysEdit

  • The Rescue Party, 1926
  • Made in Heaven, 1926
  • Tinker, Tailor, 1928

Theatre performancesEdit

Film performancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c 'Miss Phyllis Morris: Theatrical author and actress', The Times, 12 February 1982
  2. ^ Brian McFarlane (2014). The Encyclopedia of British Film (4th ed.). Manchester UP. p. 534. ISBN 978-0719091391.