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]


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.


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]


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]



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

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