Phyllis Huffman

Phyllis Huffman

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Birthday: 1944-06-23
Deathday: 2006-03-02 (61 years old)
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Phyllis Huffman (June 23, 1944 – March 2, 2006) was a casting director for film and television. She received numerous award nominations from the Casting Society of America (CSA) throughout her career, winning twice.

Personal Life

She was married to actor David Huffman until his death in 1985. She is survived by her two sons.

Early Life

She was born as Phyllis Grennan in The Bronx, New York, and graduated from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. After a brief stint as a flight attendant for Trans World Airlines, she started working in the casting departments of MGM and Paramount Pictures, becoming a protégé of casting director Marion Dougherty. Huffman moved on to Warner Bros., ultimately becoming the vice president of the studio's television casting department.Huffman served as casting director for such TV mini-series as V: The Final Battle and North and South, earning her first CSA award for the latter. She won her first CSA award in 1989 for casting the pilot episode of the hit sitcom Murphy Brown. She received a second nomination that same year for casting the pilot for China Beach.In 1996, Huffman shared two Emmy Award nominations for casting the TV movies The Late Shift and The Boys Next Door. She also earned as sixth CSA nomination for the latter.The majority of Huffman's film casting work were those for which teamed with director Clint Eastwood, casting fourteen of Eastwood's films and serving as casting executive on two others. In addition, she was casting director for three other films in which Eastwood starred but did not direct, bringing their total number of collaborative works to nineteen. Some of the Eastwood-directed films on which Huffman served as casting director include Honkytonk Man, Bird, Unforgiven,Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and Space Cowboys.Huffman won her second award from the CSA for her casting of Eastwood's Mystic River, and received her final CSA nomination for casting Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby.Her career spanned 24 years, eleven CSA nominations (including two wins), and two Emmy nominations.The final films she cast were Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima, opening seven months and nine months, respectively, after her death on March 2, 2006, aged 61.

Filmography

All 45

Movies 43

TV shows 2

Self 1

Casting
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

Movie
3
Casting
Brooklyn Lobster (2005)

Brooklyn Lobster (2005)

Movie
Casting
Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Movie
6.89
Casting
The Blackwater Lightship (2004)

The Blackwater Lightship (2004)

Movie
Casting
Mystic River (2003)

Mystic River (2003)

Movie
6.46
Casting
The Locket (2002)

The Locket (2002)

Movie
Casting
Martin and Lewis (2002)

Martin and Lewis (2002)

Movie
Casting
Blood Work (2002)

Blood Work (2002)

Movie
Casting
Haven (2001)

Haven (2001)

Movie
Casting
The Lost Child (2000)

The Lost Child (2000)

Movie
Self - Casting Director
Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows (2000)

Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows (2000)

Movie
Casting
Space Cowboys (2000)

Space Cowboys (2000)

Movie
6
Casting
Cupid & Cate (2000)

Cupid & Cate (2000)

Movie
Casting
Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999)

Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999)

Movie
6
Casting
Superstar (1999)

Superstar (1999)

Movie
Casting
Dash and Lilly (1999)

Dash and Lilly (1999)

Movie
Casting
True Crime (1999)

True Crime (1999)

Movie
Casting
Night Ride Home (1999)

Night Ride Home (1999)

Movie
Casting
A Will of their Own (1998)

A Will of their Own (1998)

TV show
Casting
Ruby Bridges (1998)

Ruby Bridges (1998)

Movie
Casting
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

Movie
6.1
Casting
Absolute Power (1997)

Absolute Power (1997)

Movie
6
Casting
Turbulence (1997)

Turbulence (1997)

Movie
4.75
Casting
The Boys Next Door (1996)

The Boys Next Door (1996)

Movie
Casting
Journey (1995)

Journey (1995)

Movie
Casting
Haunted (1995)

Haunted (1995)

Movie
Casting
Prince For a Day (1995)

Prince For a Day (1995)

Movie
Casting
In Pursuit of Honor (1995)

In Pursuit of Honor (1995)

Movie
Casting
The Piano Lesson (1995)

The Piano Lesson (1995)

Movie
Casting
A Place for Annie (1994)

A Place for Annie (1994)

Movie
Casting
Breathing Lessons (1994)

Breathing Lessons (1994)

Movie
Casting
A Perfect World (1993)

A Perfect World (1993)

Movie
8
Casting
Taking the Heat (1993)

Taking the Heat (1993)

Movie
Casting
Unforgiven (1992)

Unforgiven (1992)

Movie
5.95
Casting
Pink Cadillac (1989)

Pink Cadillac (1989)

Movie
6
Casting
Bird (1988)

Bird (1988)

Movie
6
Casting
The Betty Ford Story (1987)

The Betty Ford Story (1987)

Movie
Casting
Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

Movie
4.29
Casting
Pale Rider (1985)

Pale Rider (1985)

Movie
5.33
Casting
V: The Final Battle (1984)

V: The Final Battle (1984)

TV show
Casting
Sparkling Cyanide (1983)

Sparkling Cyanide (1983)

Movie
Casting
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

Movie
5.65
Casting
Independence Day (1983)

Independence Day (1983)

Movie
Casting
Honkytonk Man (1982)

Honkytonk Man (1982)

Movie
Casting
Xanadu (1980)

Xanadu (1980)

Movie

Information

Known for
Production

Gender
Female

Birthday
1944-06-23

Deathday
2006-03-02 (61 years old)

Place of birth
The Bronx, United States of America

Relationships
David Huffman (1967-12-30 - 1985-02-27)

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Phyllis Grennan Huffman, Phyllis Hoffman

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Clint Eastwood
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Olivia Harris
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Donald Harris worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
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Tom Stern worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
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Deborah Hopper
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8 Movies
Buddy Van Horn
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Buddy Van Horn worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
8 Movies
Charles Saldana
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Charles Saldana worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
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Alan Robert Murray
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Alan Robert Murray worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
7 Movies
Bub Asman
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Bub Asman worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
7 Movies
Richard C. Goddard
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Richard C. Goddard worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
6 Movies
Lucy Coldsnow-Smith
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Lucy Coldsnow-Smith worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
6 Movies
Michael Sexton
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Michael Sexton worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
6 Movies
Juno J. Ellis
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Juno J. Ellis worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
6 Movies
Stephen S. Campanelli
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Stephen S. Campanelli worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
6 Movies
George Orrison
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George Orrison worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
6 Movies
David Valdes
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David Valdes worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
6 Movies
Robert Lorenz
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Robert Lorenz worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
6 Movies
Michael Cipriano
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Michael Cipriano worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
5 Movies
Edward C. Carfagno
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Edward C. Carfagno worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
5 Movies
Carol A. O'Connell
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Carol A. O'Connell worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
5 Movies
Tania McComas
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Tania McComas worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
5 Movies
Karen Spangenberg
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Karen Spangenberg worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
5 Movies
Michael Maurer
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Michael Maurer worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
5 Movies
Tom Rooker
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Tom Rooker worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
5 Movies
Lloyd Nelson
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Lloyd Nelson worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
5 Movies
Mable Lawson-McCrary
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Mable Lawson-McCrary worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
4 Movies
Marco Barla
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Marco Barla worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
4 Movies
Rick Alexander
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Rick Alexander worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
4 Movies
Stephen Janisz
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Stephen Janisz worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
4 Movies
Denise Horta
Phyllis Huffman
Denise Horta worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
4 Movies
Robert G. Henderson
Phyllis Huffman
Robert G. Henderson worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
4 Movies
Walt Martin
Phyllis Huffman
Walt Martin worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
4 Movies
Mo Henry
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Mo Henry worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
4 Movies
Gloria D'Alessandro
Phyllis Huffman
Gloria D'Alessandro worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
4 Movies
Robert Bennett Steinhauer
Phyllis Huffman
Robert Bennett Steinhauer worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
4 Movies
Glenn Wright
Phyllis Huffman
Glenn Wright worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
4 Movies
Keith Dillin
Phyllis Huffman
Keith Dillin worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
4 Movies
Doug Jackson
Phyllis Huffman
Doug Jackson worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
4 Movies
Gary D. Roach
Phyllis Huffman
Gary D. Roach worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
4 Movies
Vern Poore
Phyllis Huffman
Vern Poore worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Helen P. Butler
Phyllis Huffman
Helen P. Butler worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Ann Culotta
Phyllis Huffman
Ann Culotta worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Flash Deros
Phyllis Huffman
Flash Deros worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Charlene Roberson
Phyllis Huffman
Charlene Roberson worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Marcia Reed
Phyllis Huffman
Marcia Reed worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Gary Krivacek
Phyllis Huffman
Gary Krivacek worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Lynda Foote
Phyllis Huffman
Lynda Foote worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Charles W. Wayt
Phyllis Huffman
Charles W. Wayt worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Merie Weismiller Wallace
Phyllis Huffman
Merie Weismiller Wallace worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Bruce Surtees
Phyllis Huffman
Bruce Surtees worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Michael Muscarella
Phyllis Huffman
Michael Muscarella worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Les Fresholtz
Phyllis Huffman
Les Fresholtz worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
James J. Murakami
Phyllis Huffman
James J. Murakami worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Stephen St. John
Phyllis Huffman
Stephen St. John worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Bill Coe
Phyllis Huffman
Bill Coe worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Gregg Rudloff
Phyllis Huffman
Gregg Rudloff worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
David E. Campbell
Phyllis Huffman
David E. Campbell worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
James Ashwill
Phyllis Huffman
James Ashwill worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Jason King
Phyllis Huffman
Jason King worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
John T. Cucci
Phyllis Huffman
John T. Cucci worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Edward Aiona
Phyllis Huffman
Edward Aiona worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Tom Neuwirth
Phyllis Huffman
Tom Neuwirth worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Andrew Gottlieb
Phyllis Huffman
Andrew Gottlieb worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
John Frazier
Phyllis Huffman
John Frazier worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Judie Hoyt
Phyllis Huffman
Judie Hoyt worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
John Erman
Phyllis Huffman
John Erman worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Susan Arnold
Phyllis Huffman
Susan Arnold worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Fritz Manes
Phyllis Huffman
Fritz Manes worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Scott Vickrey
Phyllis Huffman
Scott Vickrey worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Dina Eastwood
Phyllis Huffman
Dina Eastwood worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Kyle Eastwood
Phyllis Huffman
Kyle Eastwood worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
John Dennis Johnston
Phyllis Huffman
John Dennis Johnston worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Karen Arthur
Phyllis Huffman
Karen Arthur worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Frances Fisher
Phyllis Huffman
Frances Fisher worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Geoffrey Lewis
Phyllis Huffman
Geoffrey Lewis worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Gene Hackman
Phyllis Huffman
Gene Hackman worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
James Garner
Phyllis Huffman
James Garner worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Courtney B. Vance
Phyllis Huffman
Courtney B. Vance worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
Morgan Freeman
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Morgan Freeman worked together with Phyllis Huffman in:
3 Movies
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