Sybil Seely

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Sybil Seely
Portrait of Sybil Seely.jpg
Seely, photographed by Nelson Evans
Born Sybil Travilla
(1902-01-02)January 2, 1902
Los Angeles, California, United States
Died June 26, 1984(1984-06-26) (aged 82)
Culver City, California, United States
Other names Sibye Travilla
Occupation Actress
Years active 1917–1922
Spouse(s) Jules Furthman
(m. 1920-1966)

Sybil Seely (Jan. 2, 1902 – Jun 26, 1984) was a silent film actress who worked with the well known silent film comedy actor Buster Keaton. She was credited in most of her films as Sibye Trevilla.[1]

Sybil Seely was born Sybil Travilla to Harry Travilla and Lucie Ellen Boyker (1855 – 1949) in Los Angeles, California.[2] She acted in her first film, Hearts and Flowers at the age of 17. She acted in 21 films on record, some of which were filmed with co-actor Buster Keaton. In 1920, she married screenwriter Jules Furthman. They had a son, Jules Jr., born in 1921. In 1922, she retired from her acting career.[2] She died in Culver City, California, at the age of 82.[3]



  1. ^ Sybil Seely at IMDB
  2. ^ a b Sybil Seely at Classic Video Streams
  3. ^ Death Certificate of Sybil Travilla Furthman

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