~Sally Phipps~

Born: May 25, 1911 in Oakland, California, USA
Died: March 17, 1978 (age 66) in Brooklyn, New York, USA
~Filmography~
Where Men Are Men (Short) (1931) ... Nancy Carter

Detectives Wanted .... Girl (Short) (1929)
The One Woman Idea (1929) …. Boat passenger
Joy Street (1929) …. Mabel
None But the Brave (1928) …. Mary
News Parade (1928) …. Sally Wellington
Why Sailors Go Wrong (1928) …. Betty Green
Hold Your Hat (1928) …. Newlywed wife
High School Hero (1927) …. Eleanor Barrett
Sunrise (1927) (uncredited) …. Ballroom dancer/kissing couple
Mum’s the Word (1927) …. Girl
Gentlemen Prefer Scotch (1927) …. Sally McTavish
Cupid and the Clock (1927) …. Girl
A Midsummer Night’s Steam (1927) (uncredited) …. Girl
The Cradle Snatchers (1927) (uncredited) …. Flapper girlfriend
The Kangaroo Detective (1927) …. Girl
Girls (1927) …. Louse Anna
Love Makes ‘Em Wild (1927) …. Mary O’Shane
Big Business (1926) …. Girl
Bertha the Sewing Machine Girl (1926) …. Jesse
Light Wines and Bearded Ladies (1926) …. Minnie Root
The Outlaw’s Awakening (1915) (as Bernice Sawyer) …. Outlaw’s daughter
The Western Way (1915) (as Bernice Sawyer) …. Rancher’s daughter
Broncho Billy and the Baby (1915) (as Bernice Sawyer) …. The baby
~Biography~
Sally Phipps was only three years old and the veteran winner of several beautiful baby contests when she
appeared as the Baby in the film "Broncho Billy And The Baby." It was made at the Niles California
Essanay Film Studio in late 1914. Her memories of the early years at Essanay, where she made three
films, include sitting on Charlie Chaplin’s lap and enduring a frightening stage coach accident. In her late
teens, from 1926 through 1929, she was a Fox Film Studio star, appearing in 20 films, including a cameo
in the classic "Sunrise." There were bad times also. She was on the set of her Fox two-reel comedy
"Gentlemen Prefered Scotch" in 1927 when word reached her of the scandalous death of her father, a
Colorado state senator. But in that same year, she was selected as one of the thirteen 1927 Wampas Baby
Stars, starlets that were considered destined for future success. Despite her popularity in Hollywood, she
left for New York, where she became the darling of gossip columnists, particularly Walter Winchell. She
appeared in two Broadway shows, including Once In A Lifetime, made a Vitaphone comedy short, Where
Men Are Men (1931), and married and divorced one of the Gimbel department store moguls, before she
darted off for India and around-the-world travel. Back in New York, there was another marriage, two
children, and later a stay in Hawaii. Earl Wilson wrote about her in 1938 when she was working for the
Federal Theatre Project during the WPA period -- headlining his column “Wampas Ex-Baby Lives On WPA
$23 – And Likes It.” She received the “Rosemary (for remembrance) Award” shortly before her death in
1978. Her images – especially her pinup photographs – have become highly collectible on eBay and other
auction sites. The biography by her son, Robert L. Harned, SALLY PHIPPS: SILENT FILM STAR, includes
150 pictures from Sally’s personal and professional life, including glamorous portraits and pinups. The
book is available on Amazon, Kindle, and Barnes & Noble.

Biography by Robert L. Harned.
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