Phyllis Haver (January 6, 1899 – November 19, 1960) was a popular American actress of the silent film era. Events 1066 - Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England. 1205 - Philip of Swabia becomes King Year 1899 ( MDCCCXCIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 1095 - The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works
Born Phyllis O'Haver in Douglass, Kansas, Phyllis Haver relocated with her family to the then small town of Los Angeles, California when she was very young. Douglass is a city in Butler County, Kansas, United States. The population was 1813 at the 2000 census. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Haver attended Los Angeles Polytechnic High and upon graduating began to earn a living as a pianist in the new silent film theaters that began cropping up in the fast-growing city.
Haver began her acting career on a whim, when she decided to audition for legendary comedy producer Mack Sennett. Mack Sennett ( January 17, 1880 &ndash November 5, 1960) was an Academy Award -winning director and was known as the innovator Sennett was immediately impressed by the attractive teenager and hired her on the spot to appear as one of his Bathing Beauties. Within a few years, Haver had begun appearing as a leading lady in two-reelers for Sennett Studios.
During the early 1920s Haver's public popularity rose and she became a favorite choice for directors to appear in comedy roles. The 1920s is sometimes referred to as the " Jazz Age " or the " Roaring Twenties " when speaking about the United States and Canada Having worked for several years with Sennett, Haver had honed her skills as an actress and become a rather adept comedienne. One of her most memorable roles was the part of Roxie Hart in the very first film adaptation of Chicago in 1927, opposite Hungarian film actor Victor Varconi. Chicago is a 1927 silent comedy-drama Crime film produced by Cecil B Events January 10 - Fritz Lang 's science-fiction fantasy Metropolis premieres in Germany Victor Varconi ( March 31, 1891 - June 6, 1976) was a highly successful Silent film star in Hungary. The film became an enormous international success and made Haver recognizable throughout the world. A reviewer called her performance astoundingly fine. Miss Haver makes this combination of tragedy and comedy a most entertaining piece of work.
Another of Phyllis Haver's notable roles was in the 1928 box-office hit comedy film The Battle of the Sexes, directed by D.W. Griffith. Events Although some movies released in 1928 had sound, most were still silent. David Llewelyn Wark "D W" Griffith (January 22 1875 &ndash July 23 1948 was a premier pioneering Academy Award -winning American Film director. Haver won rave reviews from film critics for her role in the film. The following year, she co-starred with Lon Chaney, Sr. in his last silent film, Thunder. Lon Chaney ( April 1 1883 &ndash August 26 1930) nicknamed " The Man of a Thousand Faces," was an American Thunder is a Melodrama film released by MGM in 1929, starring Lon Chaney. As the Roaring Twenties drew to a close and talkies came increasingly popular with the public, after appearing in two sound films, she retired from the industry. Roaring Twenties is a phrase used to describe the 1920s principally in North America, that emphasizes the period's social artistic and cultural dynamism A sound film is a motion picture with synchronized sound, or sound technologically coupled to image as opposed to a Silent film. She is remembered for her beauty, her large blue eyes, and bobbing yellow curls.
She married millionaire William Seeman in 1929, however the couple divorced in 1945. Year 1929 ( MCMXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar The marriage was performed by New York Mayor James J. Walker at the home of Rube Goldberg, the cartoonist. James John Walker, often known as Jimmy Walker and colloquially as Beau James ( June 19, 1881 &ndash November 18, 1946 Reuben Garret Lucius Goldberg ( July 4, 1883 - December 7, 1970) was an American Cartoonist who received a 1948 Pulitzer She was linked to other notable men throughout her lifetime, but only married once.
Phyllis Haver lived in retirement in Falls Village, Connecticut, until her death at the age of 61 from an intentional overdose of barbiturates in 1960. This article is about the town of Canaan For the community in North Canaan, see Canaan (CDP, Connecticut. Barbiturates are drugs that act as central nervous system Depressants and by virtue of this they produce a wide spectrum of effects from mild Sedation She left no immediate survivors.