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.
D'Auvergne Sharon Lindsay
April 9, 1901
Weatherford, Texas, U.S.
|Died||May 26, 1963 (aged 62)|
Hollywood, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Benjamin Glazer (1932–1956) (his death)|
John Sershen (1961–1963) (her death)
Lynn was born in Weatherford, Texas. 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.
After appearing in several silent films, Lynn debuted in talking pictures in Speakeasy (1929). 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.
- Curlytop (1924)
- The Coward (1927)
- Clancy's Kosher Wedding (1927)
- Tom's Gang (1927)
- The Cherokee Kid (1927)
- Aflame in the Sky (1927)
- Jake the Plumber (1927)
- None but the Brave (1928)
- Son of the Golden West (1928)
- Give and Take (1928)
- Red Wine (1928)
- Speakeasy (1929)
- Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 (1929)
- The One Women Idea (1929)
- Happy Days (1929)
- Sunny Side Up (1929)
- Let's Go Places (1930)
- Up the River (1930)
- Crazy That Way (1930)
- Lightnin' (1930)
- Men on Call (1931)
- Too Many Cooks (1931)
- The Big Broadcast (1932)
- Discarded Lovers (1932)
- Enter Madame (1935)
- Go into Your Dance (1935)
- Way Out West (1937)
- Thistledown (1938)
- 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.
- "Grit Helped Actress". The Pittsburgh Press. Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh. January 19, 1930. p. 56. Retrieved March 16, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Sharon Lynn in First Dialogue". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. March 22, 1929. p. 33. Retrieved March 16, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "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.
- Silent Film Necrology p. 329 2nd edition c. 2001 by Eugene Michael Vazzana
- "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.
- "Actress Sharon Lynn Dies". Arizona Republic. Arizona, Phoenix. United Press International. May 28, 1963. p. 82. Retrieved March 16, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- Sharon Lynn at IMDb
- Sharon Lynn at the TCM Movie Database
- Portrait gallery (University of Washington, Sayre collection)