Phyllis Haver

Phyllis HaverName: Phyllis Haver
Born: January 6, 1899, Douglass, KS
Father: James Hiram Haver (1872-1936)
Mother: Minnie Shanks (1879-1949)
Siblings: none
On-Screen Active Years: 1915-1930
She married millionaire William “Billy” Seeman (1891-1961) of Seeman Brothers, Inc., a New York wholesale grocer, in April of 1929.  She divorced him in an “8 minute divorce trial” in May of 1945 in Reno, Nevada.
Started out as a Sennett Bathing Beauty.
Phyllis and William Seeman were married by then mayor of New York City, James J. Walker, with whom Seeman was a close friend. The union took place in the home of cartoonist Rube Goldberg, the husband of William Seeman’s sister, Irma.
Phyllis was a great lover of animals. She had many dogs and cats over the years and was often photographed with them.
Her death was rumored to be a suicide.  A newspaper report at the time noted that police had said that she had attempted suicide a year before. It was also said that she was very despondent over the death of Mack Sennett earlier that month, whom she saw as a father figure.
Died: November 19, 1960, Sharon, CT at her home
Age: 61
Cause:  overdose of barbiturates
Interred: Grassy Hill Cemetery, Falls Village, CT
1930      She Couldn’t Say No (unknown if she was actually in this film)

1929      Thunder

1929      The Office Scandal

1928      The Shady Lady

1928      Sal of Singapore

1928      The Battle of the Sexes

1928      Tenth Avenue

1927      Chicago

1927      The Wise Wife

1927      The Fighting Eagle

1927      The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary

1927      Your Wife and Mine

1927      The Way of All Flesh

1927      The Little Adventuress

1927      No Control

1927      Nobody’s Widow

1927      Girl in the Rain

1926      What Price Glory?

1926      The Nervous Wreck

1926      Fig Leaves

1926      3 Bad Men

1926      Don Juan

1926      Up in Mabel’s Room

1926      Hard Boiled

1926      Other Women’s Husbands

1926      The Caveman

1925      A Fight to the Finish

1925      New Brooms

1925      The Golden Princess

1925      Rugged Water

1925      After Business Hours

1925      I Want My Man

1924      Her Husband’s Secret

1924      So Big

1924      One Glorious Night

1924      The Snob

1924      The Breath of Scandal

1924      The Foolish Virgin

1924      Single Wives

1924      The Midnight Express

1924      The Perfect Flapper

1924      The Hollywood Kid (Short)

1924      The Fighting Coward

1924      Singer Jim McKee

1924      Lilies of the Field

1923      The Temple of Venus

1923      The Common Law

1923      The Bolted Door

1923      The Balloonatic (Short)

1923      The Christian

1922      Home Movies

1922      Home Made Movies (Short)

1922      Step Forward (Short)

1921      Bright Eyes (Short)

1921      Love and Doughnuts (Short)

1921      Love’s Outcast (Short)

1921      Home Talent

1921      The Unhappy Finish (Short)

1921      A Small Town Idol

1921      On a Summer Day (Short)

1920      Love, Honor and Behave!

1920      Movie Fans (Short)

1920      Married Life

1920      Ten Dollars or Ten Days (Short)

1919      A Lady’s Tailor (Short)

1919      His Last False Step (Short)

1919      Salome vs. Shenandoah (Short)

1919      Up in Alf’s Place (Short)

1919      The Dentist (Short)

1919      Among Those Present (Short)

1919      Trying to Get Along (Short)

1919      Hearts and Flowers (Short)

1919      When Love Is Blind (Short)

1919      Why Beaches Are Popular (Short)

1919      The Foolish Age (Short)

1919      The Village Smithy (Short)

1919      Yankee Doodle in Berlin

1919      East Lynne with Variations (Short)

1919      Never Too Old (Short)

1918      Whose Little Wife Are You? (Short)

1918      His Wife’s Friend (Short)

1918      The Summer Girls (Short)

1918      She Loved Him Plenty (Short)

1918      Ladies First (Short)

1918      Love Loops the Loop (Short)

1918      His Smothered Love (Short)

1918      Those Athletic Girls (Short)

1918      It Pays to Exercise (Short)

1918      Whose Little Girl Are You? (Short)

1917      That Night (Short)

1917      Are Waitresses Safe? (Short)

1917      The Pullman Bride (Short)

1917      Their Husband (Short)

1917      Roping Her Romeo (Short)

1917      ’49-’17

1917      A Prairie Heiress (Short)

1917      A Bedroom Blunder (Short)

1917      All at Sea (Short)

1917      The Sultan’s Wife (Short)

1917      His Unconscious Conscience (Short)

1917      Whose Baby? (Short)

1917      A Janitor’s Vengeance (Short)

1917      A Dog Catcher’s Love (Short)

1916      Sunshine (Short)

Phyllis & Billy during happier times

Phyllis & Billy during happier times