Friday, August 17, 2012


Phyllis Thaxter, 92, an actress who had an active film career in the 1940s and '50s and capped it with her portrayal of Clark Kent's mother in the 1978 version of "Superman," died Tuesday at her home in Orlando, Fla., said her daughter, actress Skye Aubrey. She had Alzheimer's disease.

Thaxter also had numerous television parts in "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "Lux Video Theatre" and other anthology series as well as prime-time episodic programs.

One of those anthology show episodes was for 'The Twilight Zone'......

Among those episodic TV programs were episodes of 'Murder, She Wrote', 'Medical Center', 'Marcus Welby, M.D.', 'Coronet Blue', 'Cannon', and 'Barnaby Jones'. Plus, she did a number of TV Westerns, among them 'Lancer', 'Bonanza', 'Rawhide', and 'Wagon Train'.

This being the month in which we celebrate the TV Western, here's the 'Wagon Train' episode which was named after her character:

Good night and may God bless......

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