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 Phyllis Hyman

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Phyllis Hyman

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 30 Jun 1995 (aged 45)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Plot Unknown
Memorial ID 6159586 View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Brenda Woods
  • Added: 6 Feb 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6159586
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/6159586/phyllis-hyman : accessed ), memorial page for Phyllis Hyman (6 Jul 1949–30 Jun 1995), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6159586, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.