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Phyllis Hyman
Birth: Jul. 6, 1949
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 30, 1995
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Singer. Born in Philadelphia, she was a popular six-foot, one-inch tall soul and jazz vocalist beauty. She made her way to New York in her early twenties, dreaming of a career in the entertainment industry and by 1974, formed her own band, Phyllis Hyman and the PH Factor. Signed to the Arista label in 1977, she released the self titled album "Phyllis Hyman" which produced the hit single "Somewhere in My Lifetime". Her further hits included "The Answer is You", "Meet Me On The Moon", "Living All Alone" and "Don't Want To Change The World". In 1986, she signed with a Philadelphia International label, recorded albums "Living All Alone" (1986), "Prime of My Life" (1991) and appeared in Spike Lee film "School Daze" (1988). Into the early 1990s, she was performing in live shows at large urban theaters such as Harlem's Apollo, Oakland's Paramount and Fox Theatre in St. Louis. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Suicide
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Plot: Unknown
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Brenda Woods
Record added: Feb 06, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6159586
Phyllis Hyman
Added by: Curtis Jackson
 
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Thinking of you
- Brenda Woods
 Added: Jul. 22, 2015
Phyllis, time will never dim my memory of you. I found a short note you wrote me yesterday, all my feelings of loss,and sadness overcame me for a moment. But I know that you're never far away and it really helps. Just know how much you are truly missed. R...(Read more)
- Kenny Lun
 Added: Jul. 19, 2015
Phyllis, time will never dim my memory of you. I found a short note you wrote me yesterday, all my feelings of loss,and sadness overcame me for a moment. But I know that you're never far away and it really helps. Just know how much you are truly missed. R...(Read more)
- Kenny Lun
 Added: Jul. 19, 2015
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