Phyllis Newman

Active - 1955 - 2003  |   Born - Mar 19, 1933 in Jersey City, New Jersey  |   Genres - Drama, Action, Romance, Comedy, Musical

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

An acclaimed Broadway actress, Phyllis Newman has been occasionally appearing in feature films and on television since the mid-'50s. In the latter medium, Newman was the first woman to fill in for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show; she was also one of Carson's most frequent guests. She made her feature film debut in Picnic (1955). In addition to acting, Newman has published a book of memoirs: Just in Time: Notes From My Life.

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