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Phyllis Haver

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Birthplace:   Douglass, Kansas, USA
Fresh out of Los Angeles Polytechnic High, Phyllis Haver paid a visit to the Mack Sennett studios, hoping to get a job as an actress. According to Haver, her "audition" consisted of having the attractiveness of her knees assessed by a bored Mack Sennett. Slightly more talented than most of the Sennett bathing beauties, Haver quickly worked her way up to leading roles, then left 2-reelers for a substantial career in silent features. Among her best roles were accused murderess Roxy Hart in the first film version of Chicago (1927) and the no-better-than-she-ought-to-be Shanghai Mabel in What Price Glory? (1927). Sensing that her career would end when talkies began, Haver retired in 1929 to marry a New York millionaire (According to one story, she invoked the "act of God" clause in her contract, cracking "if marrying a millionaire ain't an act of God, I don't know what is"). Divorced in 1945, Haver continued to live in wealthy retirement, appearing before the cameras one last time during a 1954 TV testimonial to her old boss Mack Sennett. In 1960, Phyllis Haver died of an overdose of barbiturates.

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RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Battle of the Sexes
  • Marie Skinner
1928
No Score Yet Chicago
  • Roxie Hart
1927
No Score Yet The Way of All Flesh
  • Mayme
1927
No Score Yet Fighting Eagle
  • Countess de Launay
1927
No Score Yet Three Bad Men
  • Prairie Beauty
1926
No Score Yet Fig Leaves
  • Actor
1926
No Score Yet Don Juan
  • Imperia
1926
No Score Yet What Price Glory
  • Shanghai Mabel
1926
No Score Yet Up in Mabel's Room
  • Sylvia Wells
1926
No Score Yet The Nervous Wreck
  • Sally Morgan
1926
No Score Yet The Fighting Coward
  • Elvira
1924
No Score Yet Balloonatic
  • The Young Woman
1923
No Score Yet Yankee Doodle in Berlin
  • dancer
1919
No Score Yet Hearts And Flowers
  • Actor

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