~Phyllis Haver~

Born: January 6, 1899 in Douglas, Kansas, USA
Died: November 19, 1960 in Sharon, Connecticut, USA
~Biography~
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.

Biography by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
~Silent Filmography~
Thunder (1929) .... Zella
The Office Scandal (1929) .... Jerry Cullen
The Shady Lady (1928) .... Lola Mantell
Sal of Singapore (1928) .... Sal
The Battle of the Sexes (1928) .... Marie Skinner
Tenth Avenue (1928) .... Lyla Mason
... aka Hell's Kitchen (UK)
Chicago (1927) .... Roxie Hart
The Wise Wife (1927) .... Helen Blaisdell
The Fighting Eagle (1927) .... Countess de Launay
The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary (1927) .... Martha Rankin
Your Wife and Mine (1927) .... Phyllis Warren
The Way of All Flesh (1927) .... The Temptress
The Little Adventuress (1927) .... Victoria Stoddard
No Control (1927) .... Nancy Flood
Nobody's Widow (1927) .... Betty Jackson
Girl in the Rain (1927)
What Price Glory (1926) .... Shanghai Mabel
The Nervous Wreck (1926) .... Sally Morgan
Fig Leaves (1926) .... Alice Atkins
3 Bad Men (1926) .... Lily (prairie beauty)
Don Juan (1926) (uncredited) .... Imperia
Up in Mabel's Room (1926) .... Sylvia Wells
Hard Boiled (1926) .... Justine Morton
Other Women's Husbands (1926) .... Roxana
The Caveman (1926) .... Dolly Van Dream
A Fight to the Finish (1925) .... Mary Corbett
New Brooms (1925) .... Florence Levering
The Golden Princess (1925) .... Kate Kent
Rugged Water (1925) .... Myra Fuller
After Business Hours (1925) .... Sylvia Vane
I Want My Man (1925) .... Drusilla
Her Husband's Secret (1925) .... Pansy La Rue
So Big (1924) .... Dallas O'Meara
One Glorious Night (1924) .... Sarah Graham
The Snob (1924) .... Dorothy Rensheimer
The Breath of Scandal (1924) .... Clara Simmons
The Foolish Virgin (1924) .... Jane Sanderson
Single Wives (1924) .... Marion Eldridge
The Midnight Express (1924) .... Jessie Sybil
The Perfect Flapper (1924) .... Gertrude Trayle
The Fighting Coward (1924) .... Elvira
Singer Jim McKee (1924) .... Mary Holden
Lilies of the Field (1924) .... Gertrude
The Temple of Venus (1923) .... Constance Lane
The Common Law (1923) .... Rita Terris
The Bolted Door (1923) .... Natalie Judson
The Balloonatic (1923) .... The Young Woman
The Christian (1923) .... Polly Love
Home Made Movies (1922)
Step Forward (1922)
Bright Eyes (1922) .... Modest maid
Home Movies (1922)
Love and Doughnuts (1921)
Love's Outcast (1921)
Home Talent (1921) .... The Landlord's Daughter
The Unhappy Finish (1921)
A Small Town Idol (1921) .... Mary Brown
On a Summer Day (1921) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Love, Honor and Behave! (1920) .... Mrs. Milton Robin
Movie Fans (1920)
Married Life (1920) .... College Girl
Down on the Farm (1920/I)
Ten Dollars or Ten Days (1920)

The Speakeasy (1919) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
A Lady's Tailor (1919)
His Last False Step (1919)
Up in Alf's Place (1919) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Salome vs. Shenandoah (1919)
The Dentist (1919)
Trying to Get Along (1919) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Hearts and Flowers (1919) .... A Magnate's Daughter
When Love Is Blind (1919) .... A Blonde
Why Beaches Are Popular (1919)
... aka The Mack Sennett Bathing Girls in Why Beaches Are Popular (USA)
The Foolish Age (1919) .... A Banker's Daughter
Among Those Present (1919) .... Her Husband's Hobby
The Village Smithy (1919) (uncredited)
Yankee Doodle in Berlin (1919) .... Undetermined Role
... aka The Kaiser's Last Squeal (USA)
East Lynne with Variations (1919) (uncredited)
Never Too Old (1919)
The Village Chestnut (1918)
Whose Little Wife Are You? (1918)
His Wife's Friend (1918)
The Summer Girls (1918) (uncredited)
She Loved Him Plenty (1918)
Ladies First (1918)
His Smothered Love (1918)
Those Athletic Girls (1918) .... A Ring Leader
It Pays to Exercise (1918)
Whose Little Girl Are You? (1918)
That Night (1917) .... One of the Girls
Are Waitresses Safe? (1917) .... In Dining Room
The Pullman Bride (1917) (uncredited) .... Sennett Bathing Girl
Roping Her Romeo (1917) (uncredited)
... aka A Lovesick Bandit (USA: reissue title)
'49-'17 (1917) (uncredited) .... Young Bee Adams
... aka 49-17
... aka Forty-Nine Seventeen
A Bedroom Blunder (1917) .... One of the Girls
... aka Room 23 (USA)
All at Sea (1917)
The Sultan's Wife (1917)
His Unconscious Conscience (1917)
Whose Baby? (1917/II)
A Dog Catcher's Love (1917)
Sunshine (1916)
Those Bitter Sweets (1915)
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