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Yvonne Howell

  • Birth 31 Jul 1905 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 27 May 2010 Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Morning Light section, lot 8034, next to her husband, George Stevens.
  • Memorial ID 53404462

Actress. She performed in a number of Mack Sennet's silent features in the late 1920s. Born Julia Rose Shevlin, she moved to Hollywood at 10 with her mother, actress Alice Howell. Taking her mother's name professionally she made her 'official' silver screen bow in 1924 with "Harem Follies", though she had been seen in such earlier 'shorts' as "Movie Fans" (1920) and "Bright Eyes (1922); probably her best-known turns both came in 1927, Mimi in "Fashions for Women" and Patsy in "Somewhere in Sonora". Having met future Academy Award-winning director George Stevens in 1928 Yvonne married him in 1930 (eventually to divorce in 1947), and left the screen following 1931's "Working Girls" to raise her family. During World War II she was a nurse's aide in at least one Southern California military hospital and in later years served as a volunteer tutor. Her son is writer and director George Stevens, Jr; at her death Yvonne was one of the last to have appeared in silent films as an adult and was the very last of Sennet's "Bathing Beauties".

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  • Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
  • Added: 8 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53404462
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Yvonne Howell (31 Jul 1905–27 May 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53404462, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .