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PASSINGS: Phyllis Avery
PASSINGS: Phyllis Avery

Phyllis Avery Actress on Ray Milland, George Gobel shows Phyllis Avery, 88, an actress who portrayed the wife of Ray Milland in the early 1950s CBS sitcom originally called "Meet Mr. McNutley," died Thursday of heart failure at her Los Angeles home, her family said. When she was cast in 1958 as George Gobel's TV wife on his variety show, The Times called her "an accomplished actress and a very pretty lass." She also was a regular on the CBS soap opera "The Clear Horizon" from 1960 to 1962. She was born in 1922 in New York City to screenwriter Stephen Morehouse Avery and his wife, Evelyn, and grew up in France and Los Angeles. A graduate of New...