Yvonne Howell

Yvonne Howell
Born Julia Rose Shevlin
(1905-07-31)July 31, 1905
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died May 27, 2010(2010-05-27) (aged 104)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation American film actress
Spouse(s) George Stevens (1930–47; divorced); 1 child

Yvonne Howell (July 31, 1905 – May 27, 2010) was an actress whose career began in silent films.[1][2] Her mother was vaudeville performer and silent actress Alice Howell (1886–1961).

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.[3] After her film career ended, Mrs. Stevens was a nurse's aide at Army hospitals in Southern California during World War II and later served as a volunteer tutor.


  1. Yvonne Stevens, 1920s silent-film comedic and dramatic actress, dies at age 104, Washington Post, June 3, 2010
  2. Obituary, Los Angeles Times, June 8, 2010; page AA6.
  3. Editorial correction Los Angeles Times, June 15, 2010; page A4

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