Phyllis Shannaw, from a 1921 publication.
Phyllis Maud Shannaw
3 May 1901
|Known for||silent films|
(m. 1925; died 1948)
Shannaw was in musical comedies and revues as a young woman. She appeared in five silent films: The Call of the Road (1920), The River of Light (1921), The Right to Live (1921), The Fifth Form at St. Dominic's (1921), and The Sport of Kings (1921). Her stage credits included London productions of The Limpet (1922), The Merry Wives of Windsor (1923-1924), The Mask and the Face (1924), and The Torch Bearers (1925). Shannaw "showed that, in addition to being able to act, she has a voice that is beautiful, quiet, dignified, and expressive," according to a theatre reviewer in 1922.
In 1925, Phyllis Shannaw became the second wife of Frank Cellier, son of conductor François Cellier and father of actress Antoinette Cellier. They had a son, Peter Cellier, who also became an actor. Frank Cellier died in 1948. She died in 1988, in Surrey, aged 86 years.
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