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Sybil Jacon was a South African-born, American child film actress who, in the late 1930s, was presented as a rival to Shirley Temple.

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, she began playing the piano at age two and, a year later, began making public appearances doing impersonations of Maurice Chevalier. She was introduced to the theatre-going public of London by way of her uncle, Harry Jacobson, a then-popular London orchestra leader and also pianist for Gracie Fields. The apex of her career came with a concert performance with Frances Day at London’s Palace Theatre. Her theatre work led to appearances on radio and phonograph records as well as a supporting role in the film Barnacle Bill.

Irving Asher, the head of Warner Bros.’ London studio, saw Jason’s performance in Barnacle Bill and arranged for her to make a screen test for the studio. The test was a success, resulting in Warner Bros. signing her to a contract. Her American film debut came as the lead in Little Big Shot, directed by Michael Curtiz and co-starring Glenda Farrell, Robert Armstrong, and Edward Everett Horton.

Jason followed this with supporting roles opposite some of Warner Bros. most popular stars, including Kay Francis in I Found Stella Parish, Al Jolson in The Singing Kid, Pat O’Brien and Humphrey Bogart in The Great O’Malley, and again with Kay Francis in Comet Over Broadway. Warners also starred her in The Captain’s Kid, and four Vitaphone two-reelers filmed in Technicolor: Changing of the Guard, A Day at Santa Anita, Little Pioneer, and The Littlest Diplomat.

Jason never became the major rival to Shirley Temple that Warner Bros. had hoped, and her film career ended after playing two supporting roles at 20th-Century Fox. These films — The Little Princess and The Blue Bird — were supported Temple, who became her lifelong friend.

Sybil Jason

Sybil Jason Biography / Wiki

NameSybil Jason
Also KnowSybil Jacobson
Known ForActing
Place of BirthCape Town, South Africa
Date of Birth1927-11-23
Age(as in 2022)83

Sybil Jason Acting Movies

Movie NameCharacterRelease DateOverview
Little Big ShotGloria Gibbs1935-09-07A con man and his partner inherit a dead gangster’s precocious daughter….
A Day at Santa AnitaPeaches Blackburn1937-05-22Orphaned horse-trainer’s little daughter has reciprocated bond with horse, which needs her presence to win races….
The Littlest DiplomatSybil Hardwick1937-09-06Young Sybil visits her grandfather, a British Colonel stationed at a garrison in India, and she helps negotiate a diplomatic truce between him and the…
Changing of the GuardSybil1936-06-05On New Year’s Eve, a girl is told a story by her grandfather about his days in a military regiment; then, the girl dreams she’s at the Changing of the…
The Great O’MalleyBarbara ‘Babs’ Phillips1937-02-13His role in the plight of an unemployed man (Humphrey Bogart) and his disabled daughter profoundly affects an intractable Irish policeman (Pat O’Brien…
The Singing KidSybil Haines1936-04-10Neurotic Broadway star Al Jackson faces professional ruin when he loses his voice. While recuperating in the country, he falls in love with farm girl …
The Captain’s KidAbigail Prentiss1936-11-14In this children’s adventure, the children of a small town are enthralled by the tales of the town drunk….
Little PioneerBetsy Manning1937-06-25In 1880 South Africa, young Betsy has an adventure involving Zulu Tribesmen, Dutch Settlers, The Vortrekkers, and her older brother’s romance of Katie…
I Found Stella ParishGloria Parish1935-11-14A blackmailer preys on an actress who is trying to protect her daughter from her past….
Woman DoctorElsa Graeme1939-02-06Woman Doctor is a 1939 American drama film…
Barnacle BillJill as a Child1935-01-01A conflicted sailor tries to balance his family life with his time at sea….
Comet Over BroadwayJackie1938-12-03Story of a rising stage star and the trouble she causes by her ambition….
The Blue BirdAngela Berlingot1940-01-15An ungrateful girl and her little brother are transported in their dreams by a fairy to a wonderland, tasked with finding the mythical blue bird of ha…
Dance BandLittle Girl On Train1935-07-01Life gets complicated for bandleader Buddy when he falls for his greatest rival – the leader of an all-girl dance band!…
A Dream Comes TrueHerself (uncredited)1935-12-31A promotional short to hype the production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935)….
The Little PrincessBecky1939-03-17A little girl goes in search of her father who is reported missing by the military during the Second Boer War….

Credit: TMDB

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