Phyllis was a dancer as a child but came to star in films in her mid twenties after an injury prevented continuing with her dancinging. She only starred in a few films during the 1930's but really came into her own in the 1940's. She remained active right through to the 1970's. A trip to Hollywood (as for many leading British ladies) proved unsuccessful in the late 40's.
Dark haired and with a upper class persona she was a natural for period romantic drama and weepies.
Phyllis Calvert died aged 87 on October the 8th 2002.
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