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 Travilla
Occupation Actress
Years active 1917–1922
Spouse(s) Jules Furthman
(m. 1920-1966)

Sybil Seely (January 2, 1902 – June 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 in Los Angeles.[2] She 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.


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 profile,; accessed January 5, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Sybil Seely at Classic Video Streams
  3. ^ Death Certificate of Sybil Travilla Furthman],; accessed January 5, 2017.

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