Image: Star Trek - The Galileo Seven episode (1967)
Phyllis Hodges Boyce, born on July 24, 1936, one of the last surviving
cast members of Gone with the Wind, passed away on May 12, 2010. She
was born in Hollywood, Calif. to Ridgeway Callow, a Manxman of England
and graduate of Cambridge who served in the RAF. He was hired by
Howard Hughes as an accountant in New York and with his wife, Margaret
Watts a Ziegfeld girl and socialite. They moved to Hollywood and
worked in the motion picture industry as an award winning second unit
director. Phyllis was the baby, Bonnie Blue Butler in Gone with the
Wind as a two year old on the horse with Clark Gable.
Phyllis grew up in Malibu and West Los Angeles, Calif.
She was an actress and played many roles in movies and television,
notably Star Trek and Batman, as Phyllis DOUGLAS.
Phyllis later became a Real Estate Broker, for 33 years, in Grass
Valley, Calif. and the Palm Springs area for the past 20 years.
Phyllis is survived by her husband, Robert B. Boyce; son, John Ryan
Boyce; daughters, Nancy Lee Douglas of Castaic, Calif. and Sharon
Leeds; and granddaughter, Samantha Leeds of Eugene, Ore. Phyllis was
so loved by friends and family, and considered our lifestyle at
Outdoor Resort Palm Springs, a Recreational Vehicle Country Club the
best place on earth. Phyllis and Bob had what she considered the best
fourth quarter of life together, what a gift we have and what a gift
to friends. As Phyllis says "I am going to see Jesus." Phyllis will be
placed at the Forest Lawn Mausoleum in Cathedral City, Calif. A small
family service will be held at the Mausoleum site. Forest Lawn
Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries.
The Desert Sun