Biography

Jean Dorothy Seberg (November 13, 1938 – August 30, 1979) was an American actress. She starred in 37 films in Hollywood and in France.

In 1969, she appeared in her first and only musical film, Paint Your Wagon, based on Lerner and Loewe’s stage musical, and co-starring Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood, but her singing voice was dubbed.

A musical, Jean Seberg, by librettist Julian Barry, composer Marvin Hamlisch, and lyricist Christopher Adler, based on Seberg’s life, was presented in 1983 at the National Theatre in London.

Along with many other heroes who lived interesting lives, yet died tragically young Irish band, The Divine Comedy, make reference to Seberg in their song titled “Absent Friends”. “Little Jean Seberg seemed so full of life, but in those eyes such troubled dreams - Poor little Jean.”

Edited by Lucky_Star on 17 May 2010, 07:48

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