Sharon Lynn (born D'Auvergne Sharon Lindsay, April 9, 1901 – May 26, 1963) was an American actress and singer. She began playing in silent films but enjoyed her biggest success in the early sound years of motion pictures before fading away in the mid-1930s. She is perhaps best known for portraying Lola Marcel, the villainess in the Laurel and Hardy comedy feature, Way Out West.

Sharon Lynn
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Born
D'Auvergne Sharon Lindsay

(1901-04-09)April 9, 1901
DiedMay 26, 1963(1963-05-26) (aged 62)
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1924–1938
Spouse(s)Benjamin Glazer (1932–1956) (his death)
John Sershen (1961–1963) (her death)

Early yearsEdit

Lynn was born in Weatherford, Texas.[1] She moved to Fullerton, California, at a young age and was educated in Fullerton's public schools. Later she was a student at the Paramount Motion Picture School.[2]

CareerEdit

After appearing in several silent films, Lynn debuted in talking pictures in Speakeasy (1929).[3] After her best known film role opposite Laurel and Hardy in Way Out West, she made only one more film, a musical made in Britain, Thistledown, and then retired from the screen.

Personal lifeEdit

On January 16, 1932, in Yuma, Arizona, Lynn married film executive Benjamin Glazer[4] who died in 1956. She was also wed to John Sershen.[5]

DeathEdit

On May 26, 1963, Lynn died at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, at age 62 of multiple sclerosis.[6][7]

Partial filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wilson, Scott (2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed. (2 volume set). McFarland. p. 462. ISBN 9780786479924. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "Grit Helped Actress". The Pittsburgh Press. Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh. January 19, 1930. p. 56. Retrieved March 16, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  3. ^ "Sharon Lynn in First Dialogue". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. March 22, 1929. p. 33. Retrieved March 16, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  4. ^ "Waiting Crowd at Yuma Turns 'Quiet Wedding' of Film Actress and Producer Into Gala Event". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Associated Press. January 17, 1932. p. 2. Retrieved March 16, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  5. ^ Silent Film Necrology p. 329 2nd edition c. 2001 by Eugene Michael Vazzana
  6. ^ "Actress Sharon Lynn Succumbs in Hollywood". The Holland Evening Sentinel. Michigan, Holland. United Press International. May 28, 1963. p. 16. Retrieved March 16, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  7. ^ "Actress Sharon Lynn Dies". Arizona Republic. Arizona, Phoenix. United Press International. May 28, 1963. p. 82. Retrieved March 16, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  

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