Sybil Jason celebrity doll face
Sybil Jason celebrity doll face, 14″ tall

Sybil Jason Celebrity Doll 1935-1940s

Sybil Jason celebrity dolls have been found in sizes 14-15 or 19″ tall (other sizes may have been available), all composition jointed body with a human or mohair wig, tin sleep eyes, feathered eyebrows, real upper lashes, painted lower lashes, closed mouth, dolls are unmarked, clothing is unlabeled

Sybil Jason 1996 actress celebrity with her 2 dolls
1996 actress celebrity Sybil Jason 1996 holding her doll

Sybil Jason 1930s child actress
Photo of child actress Sybil Jason 1937

Celebrity actress Sybil Jason – whose her real name was Sybil Jacobson, was born on 23 Nov 1927 in Cape Town, South Africa and passed away on 23 Aug 2011 in Northridge, California.

Sybil was a popular child movie star actress from 1935 to 1940.  

Sybil Jason 1930s composition doll in red check dress
Sybil Jason doll, 14″ tall,
photo courtesy of Cyndi Deimler
Sybil Jason 1930s composition doll in gray suit
Sybil Jason doll, 14″ tall,
photo courtesy of Ronsfancy
Sybil Jason 1930s celebrity doll 15"
Sybil Jason doll, 14″ tall, celebrity doll

It is unknown who actually produced the so called Sybil Jason dolls.  A doll shown in Mertz composition doll book volume 1, page 347 is named a Stewardess doll, is also a Sybil Jason doll. Besides finding the Sybil Jason above 1996 article and photo, Cyndi Deimler has also found a newspaper ad for a Dirnl Doll also the same doll. 

This doll face mold is similar to the dolls designed by Dewees Cochran for Effanbee 1936-1939 called: American Children dolls, also made of all composition, but they have very different hands.  Cochran’s doll design have very detailed hands with separate spread apart fingers, while the dolls shown here have less detailed hands with a separate thumb and the rest of the fingers together.  

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Collector’s Encyclopedia of American Composition Dolls 1900-1950 book, vol. I, page 347 in 1999 by author Ursula Mertz.
Thank you Cyndi Deimler and others who contributed their research, photos and content for this tribute to the lovely Sybil Jason.