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American Jean SEBERG

born Jean Dorothy SEBERG

American actress

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on November 13, 1938 in Marshalltown, Iowa, United States
Died: on August 30, 1979 in Paris, France


Jean Dorothy Seberg was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, the daughter of Dorothy Arline (b. Benson; July 11, 1909 – March 7, 1997), a substitute teacher, and Edward Waldemar Seberg (October 2, 1906 – September 5, 1984), a pharmacist. Her family was Lutheran and of Swedish, English, and German ancestry.

Her paternal grandfather, Edward Carlson, arrived in the U.S. in 1882 and observed, "there are too many Carlsons in the New World". He decided to change the family's last name to Seberg in memory of the water and mountains of Sweden. Jean had a sister Mary-Ann (b. August 27, 1936), a brother Kurt (b. June 1, 1942), and a brother David (February 2, 1950 – March 24, 1968), who was killed in a car accident at the age of eighteen.

In Marshalltown, Seberg babysat Mary Supinger, some eight years her junior, who would later become a stage and film actress known as Mary Beth Hurt. After high school, Seberg enrolled at the University of Iowa to study dramatic arts, but took up movie making instead.

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