Yvonne Howell (Yvonne Howell)

Yvonne Howell

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”. (bio by: Bob Hufford)  Family links:  Parents:  Alice Howell (1888 – 1961)  Spouse:  George Stevens (1904 – 1975)


  • July, 31, 1905
  • USA


  • May, 05, 2010
  • USA


  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
  • California
  • USA

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