Phyllis Coates Overview:

Actress, Phyllis Coates, was born Gypsie Ann Evarts Stell on Jan 15, 1927 in Wichita Falls, TX. As of December 2022, Phyllis Coates was 96 years old.



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Dale Marshall: [to Lauri] You just listen to me, Miss Innocent. There's nothing friendly between two females. There never was. There never will be.
Lauri Talbott: Sorry you feel that way. I was hoping we could help each other.
Dale Marshall: You don't need help - neither do I. Not as long as we have two men around us.

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Phyllis Coates Facts
In what can be considered the "first sitcom," she appeared opposite George O'Hanlon, as Alice McDoakes, from 1948 to 1956 in the "Joe McDoakes" movie shorts.

She accepted the role in 1957's The Incredible Petrified World (1957) as a favor to its director, Jerry Warren, who was a former boyfriend. The actress originally cast in the lead couldn't do it and Warren couldn't find anyone else in time. He persuaded Coates to do it by telling her that the film would not be shown in California. However, after it was completed, she found out that Warren did indeed release the film in California, and she was told by at least one studio executive at Columbia that the film was so inferior and shoddy that the studio would not be hiring her again. On top of that, Warren never paid her.

Years after gaining fame as TV's first Lois Lane on "Adventures of Superman" (1952), she played Lois Lane's mother on an episode of "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (1993).

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