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, U.S.
Died June 26, 1984(1984-06-26) (aged 82)
Culver City, California, U.S.
Other names Sibye Trevilla
Sibye Travilla
Occupation Actress
Years active 1917–1922
Spouse(s) Jules Furthman
(m. 1920-1966)

Sybil Seely (January 2, 1902 – June 26, 1984)[1] 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.[2]

Early years[edit]

Sybil Seely was born Sybil Travilla to Harry Travilla and Lucie Ellen Boyker in Los Angeles.[3]

Career[edit]

Seely acted in her first film, Hearts and Flowers at the age of 17. She is known to have appeared in 21 films, some opposite Buster Keaton.

Family[edit]

In 1920, she married screenwriter Jules Furthman. They had a son, Jules Jr., born in 1921. In 1922, she retired from her acting career.[3]

Death[edit]

Seely died of cardiac failure[1] in Culver City, California, at the age of 82.[4] She was survived by a son and a sister.[1]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Walker, Brent E. (2013). Mack Sennett's Fun Factory: A History and Filmography of His Studio and His Keystone and Mack Sennett Comedies, with Biographies of Players and Personnel. McFarland. p. 551. ISBN 9780786477111. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  2. ^ Sybil Seely profile, imdb.com; accessed January 5, 2017.
  3. ^ a b http://www.classicvideostreams.com/BCVS/favs/Seely-S_idx.htm Sybil Seely at Classic Video Streams
  4. ^ http://www.classicvideostreams.com/BCVS/docs/Seely-S_de.jpg Death Certificate of Sybil Travilla Furthman], classicvideostreams.com; accessed January 5, 2017.

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