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Dorothy Sebastian

From Wikipedia Dorothy Sebastian (April 26, 1903 – April 8, 1957) was an American film and stage actress. Sebastian was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. In her youth, she aspired to be a dancer and a film actress. Her family frowned on both ambitions, however, so she fled to New York at the age of 15. Upon her arrival in New York City, Sebastian's southern drawl was thick enough to "cut with a knife". She followed around theatrical agents before returning at night to a $12-a-month room, after being consistently rejected. Sebastian's first contact in Hollywood was Robert Kane, who gave her a film test at United Studios. She performed in George White's Scandals and later co-starred with Joan Crawford and Anita Page for a popular series of MGM romantic dramas including Our Dancing Daughters (1928) and Our Blushing Brides (1930). Sebastian also appeared in 1929's Spite Marriage, wherein she was cast opposite her then-lover Buster Keaton. By the mid-1930s, Sebastian was semi-retired from acting after marrying Hopalong Cassidy star William Boyd. After their 1936 divorce, she returned to acting appearing in mostly bit parts. Her last onscreen appearance was in the 1948 film The Miracle of the Bells. Sebastian married actor William Boyd in December 1930 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They began a relationship after meeting on the set of His First Command in 1929. They divorced in 1936. In 1947, Sebastian married Miami Beach businessman Harold Shapiro to whom she remained married until her death. On April 8, 1957, Sebastian died of cancer at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. She is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California. For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Dorothy Sebastian has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6655 Hollywood Blvd.


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Born:
Apr 26, 1903 In Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
29
First Appeared:
In the movie Sackcloth and Scarlet 1925-03-22
Latest Project:
Movie The Miracle of the Bells 1948-03-27
Known For
Poster of The Spirit of Youth
Poster of Bluebeard's Seven Wives

Dorothy Sebastian Movies Filmography

Movie
The Miracle of the Bells
Miss Katie Orwin (uncredited) 1948-03-27
Movie
Among the Living
Woman in Cafe 1941-12-12
Movie
Days of Jesse James
Zerilda James 1939-12-20
Movie
The Arizona Kid
Bess Warren 1939-09-28
Movie
The Women
Saleswoman Pat (uncredited) 1939-09-01
Movie
Rough Riders' Round-up
Rose 1939-03-13
Movie
The Life of Vergie Winters
Lulu 1934-06-14
Movie
Allez Oop
Paula Stevens 1934-05-25
Movie
They Never Come Back
Adele Landon 1932-05-10
Movie
The Big Gamble
Beverly Ames Beckwith 1931-09-27
Movie
Our Blushing Brides
Franky 1930-07-19
Movie
Free and Easy
Cave Scene 1930-03-22
Movie
Montana Moon
Elizabeth 1930-03-20
Movie
The Rounder
Ethel Dalton 1930-01-18
Movie
The Spirit of Youth
1929-02-15
Movie
Morgan's Last Raid
Judith Rogers 1929-01-05
Movie
The Unholy Night
Lady Efra 1929-09-13
Movie
Spite Marriage
Trilby Drew 1929-03-24
Movie
The Single Standard
Mercedes 1929-07-27
Movie
A Woman of Affairs
Constance 1928-12-15
Movie
Our Dancing Daughters
Beatrice 'Bea' 1928-09-01
Movie
Love
Spectator at Race (uncredited) 1928-01-02
Movie
Twelve Miles Out
Chiquita 1927-07-08
Movie
The Show
Salvation Army Worker (uncredited) 1927-01-22
Movie
You'd Be Surprised
Dorothy 1926-09-24
Movie
Bluebeard's Seven Wives
Gilda La Bray 1926-01-13
Movie
Why Women Love
Pearl 1925-10-18
Movie
Winds of Chance
Laura 1925-08-15
Movie
Sackcloth and Scarlet
Polly Freeman 1925-03-22