Theatrical press agent Peggy Phillips died of complications from a stroke Dec. 27 in Dana Point, Calif. She was 88.
Phillips repped works on Broadway such as “Angel Street,” “South Pacific” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” During her career in showbiz, Phillips worked as an actress, playwright, press rep, TV writer and memoirist.
Phillips also worked a press representative for the Theater Guild and Group Theater, among other companies. Born in Gotham, she moved to California in the 1960s where she worked as director of publicity for Los Angeles Public Library, Center Theater Group at the Los Angeles Music Center’s Mark Taper Forum and Ahmanson Theaters, as well as directory of publicity for the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera.
As a member of the Dramatists Guild and Writers Guild of America, she wrote one play, for television including such series as “Days of Our Lives,” “Lassie,” “The Donna Reed Show” and “My Three Sons,” and the screenplay for the film “The Crimson Canary.”
Her books included “A Golden Sorrow,” “Ascent to Hell,” and her most recent book, “My Brother’s Keeper,” about life in Gotham from the 1920s to the 1950s.
She is survived by a son and two grandchildren.
Donations may be made to Animal Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 756, Dana Point, CA 92629.