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PASSINGS: Sybil Jason
PASSINGS: Sybil Jason

Sybil Jason, 83, a former child actress signed by the Warner Brothers Studio to rival Twentieth Century Fox star Shirley Temple, died Aug. 23 at her home in Northridge, her family announced. She had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, on Nov. 23, 1927, Jason began singing and dancing as a toddler. Her uncle Harry Jacobson, a pianist who accompanied stage performers in London, found her parts in British vaudeville productions, where she was discovered by studio head Jack Warner. Accompanied by her older sister Anita, Jason arrived in Hollywood in 1935. Over the next three years, she appeared in a string of Warner Brothers movies, including "Little...

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