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Sybil Jason

Actress

Born - 23 November 1927, Cape Town, South Africa
Died - 23 August 2011

Darkly bob-haired, apple-cheeked child actress, born Sybil Jacobson and the niece of popular British pianist Harry Jacobson. She entertained English music-hall audiences of the early 1930s with her impressions of famous people before being signed by Warner Brothers in Hollywood as a rival to Shirley Temple. Although more down-to-earth, Jason didn't have the same appeal. After leaving Warners, she supported Temple in two of her later roles, her part in The Blue Bird (1940) reportedly being trimmed at the request of Temple's mother. Jason was in South Africa at the outbreak of World War two, and never returned to films. Other movies included (in England) Barnacle Bill and Dance Band (both 1935). Then to Hollywood for: Little Big Shot (1935), I Found Stella Parish (1935), The Singing Kid (1936), The Captain's Kid (1936), the Technicolor musical shorts Changing of the Guard (1936) and Little Pioneer (1937), The Great O'Malley (1937), Comet Over Broadway (1938), The Little Princess (1939) and others. In 2000, back in America, where she died, she appeared in the movie documentary I Used to be in Pictures. She died from pulmonary disease.