Julia Rose Shevlin
July 31, 1905
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||May 27, 2010 (aged 104)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||American film actress|
|Spouse(s)||George Stevens (1930–47; divorced); 1 child|
Howell's mother was vaudeville performer and silent actress Alice Howell (1886–1961), and her father was Benjamin Vincent Shevlin.
In 1930, she became the first wife of then cameraman George Stevens (1904–1975), an Academy Award-winning film director. They divorced in 1947. Their son, George Stevens Jr., was founding director of the American Film Institute. After her film career ended, she was a nurse's aide at Army hospitals in Southern California during World War II and later served as a volunteer tutor.
Howell died aged 104 on May 27, 2010 from cardiac arrest at her residence of Hollywood. She is survived by her son, three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
- Working Girls (1931)
- Take Me Home (1928)
- Hop Off (1928) Short
- Great Mail Robbery (1927)
- Somewhere in Sonora (1927)
- Fashions for Women (1927)
- The Lady of Lyons, N.Y. (1926) Short
- A Fraternity Mixup (1926) Short
- Flaming Flappers (1925) Short
- Transients in Arcadia (1925) Short
- Harem Follies (1924 ) Short
- Yvonne Stevens, 1920s silent-film comedic and dramatic actress, dies at age 104, Washington Post, June 3, 2010
- Obituary, Los Angeles Times, June 8, 2010; page AA6.
- Editorial correction Los Angeles Times, June 15, 2010; page A4
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