Categories
Uncategorized

Visited her cousin

Here’s a picture from the photo page of the March 2 1932 edition of the Toronto Daily Star:

When Phyllis Fraser (1916-2006), born Helen Brown Nichols, arrived in Hollywood, one of the first things that her cousin Ginger Rogers gave her was her stage name. While Ms. Fraser never became a star, she appeared regularly in movies in the 1930s.

In 1939, she left movies for a career in advertising. In 1940, she married publisher Bennett Cerf, who later became a panelist on the TV show What’s My Line. After Mr. Cerf passed away, she married former New York mayor Robert F. Wagner Jr.; she eventually outlived him too.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s