Prolific TV Actress Dies at 88

May 24, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A prolific television actress whose career began in the early days of the medium has died at 88, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Phyllis Avery, who played the wife of Ray Milland in the CBS comedy "Meet Mr. McNulty" in the 1950s, died May 19 of heart failure.

In "McNulty," which was later called "The Ray Milland Show," Avery played Peggy, the wife of Milland’s character, who was a professor at a women’s college. Avery co-starred in the CBS soap opera "The Clear Horizon" from 1960-62 and appeared on shows such as "Rawhide" and "Perry Mason," the piece notes.

Even after changing her career to focus on selling real estate in West Los Angeles, she continued to appear in TV shows such as "Charlie’s Angels" and "Maude," and in the 1990s she appeared in the series "Coach.”



  1. I think you got the wrong photo from Google. That isn’t Phyllis Avery, the actress… It’s Phyllis Avery, the Senior Escrow Officer.

  2. Hi Wmjindsm. I think we have the right photo now (though, interestingly, Ms. Avery DID go into real estate when she retired from acting…)

    Chuck Ross

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