Evelyn Selbie (July 6, 1871 – December 7, 1950) was an American stage actress and performer in both silent and sound films.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, as a young woman Selbie was a sidesaddle rider. She had a career which lasted twenty-five years on the stage. She began in Proctor's stock companies in New York after leaving her home. She acted in plays like Human Hearts and The Cat and the Canary. In the former production she starred for two seasons. Selbie also acted in the stock theater company that operated at the Grand Theater in Reno, Nevada. Then she ventured west where she tenured 18 months at the old Central Theatre in San Francisco, California. This was followed by a season in stock in San Diego, California and then a long one in Alaska with T.D. Frawley. During the Alaska tour Evelyn alternated leads with Virginia Thornton.
Selbie began her motion picture career in 1912 with the Essanay Company as the leading lady of Broncho Billy Anderson and worked with that company nine years. Her silent movie credits include The Squaw Man, which was the first Hollywood production of Cecil B. De Mille. She continued in motion pictures until 1949 with The Doolins of Oklahoma, in which she played Birdie. She participated in the Fu Manchu film serials and did freelance work on radio.
On December 7, 1950, Selbie died at the Motion Picture Country Hospital in Los Angeles, California. She was 79. Selbie entered the Motion Picture Country Hospital two weeks after suffering a heart attack. The interment was at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California.
- The Price of Silence (1916)
- The Mysterious Mrs. M (1917)
- The Flower of Doom (1917)
- Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1917)
- The Flashlight (1917)
- Pay Me! (1917)
- Sirens of the Sea (1917)
- The Grand Passion (1918)
- Danger, Go Slow (1918)
- The Red Glove (1919)
- A Broadway Cowboy (1920)
- Uncharted Channels (1920)
- The Devil to Pay (1920)
- The Broken Gate (1920)
- Devil Dog Dawson (1921)
- Without Benefit of Clergy (1921)
- Omar the Tentmaker (1922)
- Snowdrift (1923)
- The Tiger's Claw (1923)
- Name the Man (1924)
- Poisoned Paradise: The Forbidden Story of Monte Carlo (1924)
- A Cafe in Cairo (1924)
- Flapper Wives (1924)
- Romance Ranch (1924)
- The Prairie Pirate (1925)
- The Test of Donald Norton (1926)
- Silken Shackles (1926)
- The Silver Treasure (1926)
- Flame of the Argentine (1926)
- The Country Beyond (1926)
- Into Her Kingdom (1926)
- Prisoners of the Storm (1926)
- Camille (1926)
- Rose of the Tenements (1926)
- The American (1927) (never-released widescreen film)
- Eager Lips (1927)
- Wild Geese (1927)
- Eternal Love (1929)
- The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (1929)
- Love Comes Along (1930)
- Dangerous Paradise (1930)
- The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (1930)
- Diamond Frontier (1940)
- White Eagle (1941)
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- "Miss Evelyn Selbie". The Courier-Journal. Kentucky, Louisville. December 9, 1950. p. 24. Retrieved July 20, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Mrs. Evelyn Selbie, 79, Veteran Actress, Dies". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. December 8, 1950. p. 46. Retrieved July 20, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "By The United Press". Dayton Daily News. Ohio, Dayton. United Press. December 9, 1950. p. 9. Retrieved July 20, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
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