Date of Birth:
18 September 1927
Phyllis Kirk played in 1 movies in the Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller genres.
Phyllis Kirk got succeed with average imdb rating 7.
Retired from acting in the 1970s.
Had some difficulty in walking due to childhood polio.
Became a publicist for CBS News.
Probably best remembered on series TV for playing stylish Nora Charles to Peter Lawford's sleuth Nick on "The Thin Man" (1957) for which she received an Emmy nomination. The series was loosely based on the classic series of films starring Myrna Loy and William Powell.
Once studied acting with Sanford Meisner.
Known for being outspoken, Phyllis worked with the American Civil Liberties Union to campaign against capital punishment in the late 1950s. Before the California Assembly, she spoke against the death sentence of Caryl Chessman, nicknamed the "Red Light Bandit," who had been convicted on seventeen counts of kidnapping, robbery, rape and sexual assault. She visited him in prison several times before he was executed in 1960. The notoriety effectively lead to the end her acting career.
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