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Michelle Phillips

August 30, 2015

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Michelle Phillips was born Holly Michelle Gilliam on June 4, 1944,
in Long Beach, California.

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Michelle started modeling during her high school years.
Here she poses in a girl scout outfit.

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Her mother died when she was five and she was raised by her father.
They lived several years in Mexico City.

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In the early sixties she met John Phillips, who was in a band called
The Journeyman (singer was Scott McKenzie). The Journeyman often
played in the hungry i nightclub in North Beach, San Francisco.
John and Michelle married in 1962.

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After a period being named The New Journeyman, in 1965
together with Cass Elliot and Denny Doherty, they formed
The Mamas and the Papas.

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Jimi Hendrix, Michelle Phillips and Cass Elliot.

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Michelle had an affair with Denny Doherty.
And with Gene Clack from The Byrds.


Michelle was expelled and rehired and the 1966 song I saw her again
is about that period.

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In 1968 John and Michelle had a daughter Chynna.
Singer in the band Wilson Phillips.
In 1970 John and Michelle divorced.

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Dennis Hopper.

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Jack Nickolson.

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Warren Beatty.

Michelle appeared in film and TV-series and started dating
movie stars and even politicians. John Kerry.

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With Warren Oates in Dillinger.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation

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Her book California Dreamin’ came out in 1986.

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Michelle Zax (married to Steven Zax in 2000).

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