Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Phyllis Davis (born July 17, 1940, in Port Arthur, Texas) is an American actress who appeared primarily on television. She was most notably a part of the cast of Aaron Spelling's dramatic series Vega$, playing the character Beatrice Travis.
She studied at Lamar College and attended acting classes at the Pasadena Playhouse.
She appeared in "Love, American Style" (1969) for five seasons. Some of her film appearances include Lord Love a Duck (1966), Spinout (1966), Russ Meyer's Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970), The Choirboys (1977), and Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995).
Davis also appeared in television series such as Knight Rider: she played the role of the villainous Tanya Walker in the pilot episode "Knight of the Phoenix." She had guest roles in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., Magnum, P.I., The Love Boat, and was a regular performer in the vignettes in Love, American Style. She was a Match Game panelist on occasion and appeared on a Battle of the Network Stars special.