Phyllis Thaxter

TV Actress

Phyllis Thaxter was born in Portland, Maine, United States on November 20th, 1919 and is the TV Actress. At the age of 92, Phyllis Thaxter biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
November 20, 1919
United States
Place of Birth
Portland, Maine, United States
Death Date
Aug 14, 2012 (age 92)
Zodiac Sign
Film Actor, Stage Actor, Television Actor
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Phyllis Thaxter Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
James T. Aubrey, ​ ​(m. 1944; div. 1962)​, Gilbert Lea, ​ ​(m. 1962; died 2008)​
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Phyllis Thaxter Personal Life

Thaxter was born in Portland, Maine, the daughter of Phyllis Schuyler Thaxter, a former actress and member of the Dutch-American Schuyler family, and Sidney St. Felix Thaxter, who later became a Justice of the Maine Supreme Court.

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. They divorced in 1962. They had two children: Skye Aubrey, an actress, and James Aubrey.

A Republican, she supported the campaign of Dwight Eisenhower in the 1952 presidential election. She adhered to Catholicism.

In 1962, Thaxter married Gilbert Lea. They were married for 46 years until his death on May 4, 2008.


Phyllis Thaxter Career

Before appearing in movies, Thaxter was on the stage. When Dorothy McGuire went to Hollywood, Thaxter replaced her in the Broadway play Claudia. In 1944, she signed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Her movie debut was opposite Van Johnson in the 1944 wartime film Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. In the 1945 film-noir Bewitched, Thaxter played Joan Alris Ellis, a woman suffering from split personality. In 1948, she played a cattle owner's daughter with Barbara Bel Geddes in Blood on the Moon.

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.

Thaxter's career stalled after an attack of polio in 1952. She made a comeback in television series such as Rawhide, portraying Pauline Cushman in the episode "The Blue Spy" (1961), Wagon Train ("The Christine Elliott Story" and "The Vivian Carter Story "), The Twilight Zone ("Young Man's Fancy"), and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Thaxter played in Barnaby Jones, in an episode titled “Murder Once Removed”(01/21/1975). She also returned to Broadway, appearing in Take Her, She's Mine at the Biltmore in 1961. In 1978, Thaxter was cast with Glenn Ford as Jonathan and Martha Kent in the blockbuster film Superman. The film was produced by her daughter Skye Aubrey's then-husband Ilya Salkind and his father Alexander Salkind.