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Phyllis Haver

From Wikipedia Phyllis Haver (January 6, 1899 – November 19, 1960) was an American actress of the silent film era. Haver auditioned for comedy producer Mack Sennett on a whim. Sennett hired her as one of his original Sennett Bathing Beauties. Within a few years, she appeared as a leading lady in two-reelers for Sennett Studios. Later, while signed with DeMille-Pathé, Haver played the part of Roxie Hart in the first film adaptation of Chicago in 1927, opposite Hungarian film actor Victor Varconi. One reviewer called her performance "astoundingly fine," and added that Haver "makes this combination of tragedy and comedy a most entertaining piece of work." She performed in the comedy film The Battle of the Sexes (1928), directed by D. W. Griffith, and appeared with Lon Chaney in his last silent film, Thunder (1929). Haver retired from the industry with two 'sound' films to her credit. In 1929, she married millionaire William Seeman with a service performed by New York Mayor James J. Walker  at the home of Rube Goldberg, the cartoonist. The couple divorced in 1945. Haver retired in Sharon, Connecticut. She died at age 61 from an overdose of barbiturates in 1960, a suspected suicide. Haver left no survivors.

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Jan 6, 1899 In Douglass, Kansas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Sunshine 1916-05-06
Latest Project:
Movie Down Memory Lane 1949-08-01
Known For
Poster of Sal of Singapore
Poster of The Way of All Flesh
Poster of The Little Adventuress
Poster of The Snob
Movie Down Memory Lane archive footage 1949-08-01
Movie Happy Times and Jolly Moments (archive footage) 1943-01-01
Movie A Small Town Idol Mary Brown 1939-02-11
Movie The Office Scandal Jerry Cullen 1929-03-03
Movie Thunder Zella 1929-07-08
Movie Tenth Avenue Lyla Mason 1928-08-06
Movie The Battle of the Sexes Marie Skinner 1928-10-12
Movie Sal of Singapore Sal 1928-11-04
Movie The Little Adventuress Victoria Stoddard 1927-04-11
Movie The Fighting Eagle Countess de Launay 1927-08-28
Movie Chicago Roxie Hart 1927-12-23
Movie The Way of All Flesh The Temptress 1927-10-01
Movie The Wise Wife Helen Blaisdell 1927-10-23
Movie Hard Boiled Justine Morton 1926-06-06
Movie Other Women's Husbands Roxana 1926-03-17
Movie Up in Mabel's Room Phyllis Wells 1926-06-20
Movie The Cave Man Dolly Van Dream 1926-02-06
Movie The Nervous Wreck Sally Morgan 1926-10-09
Movie What Price Glory Shanghai Mabel 1926-11-23
Movie 3 Bad Men Lily 1926-08-28
Movie Fig Leaves Alice Atkins 1926-08-22
Movie Don Juan Imperia (uncredited) 1926-08-06
Movie After Business Hours Unknown 1925-06-16
Movie New Brooms Unknown 1925-10-12
Movie The Hollywood Kid Herself 1924-04-19
Movie The Fighting Coward Elvira 1924-03-14
Movie Lilies of the Field Gertrude 1924-02-29
Movie The Perfect Flapper Gertrude Trayle 1924-05-25
Movie Singer Jim Mckee Unknown 1924-03-03
Movie So Big Dallas O'Meara 1924-12-28
Movie The Midnight Express Jessie Sybil 1924-06-01
Movie One Glorious Night Unknown 1924-12-01
Movie The Snob Dorothy Rensheimer 1924-11-10
Movie The Foolish Virgin Unknown 1924-08-15
Movie The Christian Polly Love 1923-01-14
Movie The Common Law Rita Terris 1923-08-30
Movie The Balloonatic The Young Woman 1923-01-22
Movie Step Forward Rodney's Sweetheart 1922-04-13
Movie A Small Town Idol Mary Brown 1921-02-13
Movie Love and Doughnuts The Baker's Sweetheart 1921-09-14
Movie Bright Eyes The Modest Maid 1921-12-24
Movie Down on the Farm Herself - in Prologue 1920-04-17
Movie Why Beaches Are Popular Unknown 1919-05-10
Movie Yankee Doodle in Berlin Minor Role (uncredited) 1919-03-02
Movie Hearts and Flowers Prune Magnate's Daughter 1919-06-22
Movie It Pays to Exercise Dental Assistant 1918-02-24
Movie The Sultan's Wife Harem Girl (uncredited/unconfirmed) 1917-09-29
Movie '49–'17 Young Bee Adams (uncredited) 1917-10-15
Movie Sunshine Unknown 1916-05-06