Sebastian was denied an award of $10,000 from a San Diego court in 1940. She appeared at a Red Cross benefit in San Francisco in 1937, and failed to pay her hotel bill.
In November 1938, Sebastian was found guilty of drunk driving in a Beverly Hills, California Justice Court.
Sebastian married Miami Beach businessman Harold Shapiro to whom she remained married until her death
After her and William Boyds divorce in 1935, Sebastian attempted a comeback, appearing in much smaller parts than years before.
Sebastian went into semi-retirement in the mid-1930s after marrying Hopalong Cassidy star William Boyd.
Her first contact in Hollywood was Robert Kane, who gave her a film test at United Studios.
Sebastian`s southern drawl was thick enough to "cut with a knife".
Her family frowned on her ambitions, however, so she fled to New York at the age of 15.
In her youth she hoped to be a dancer and later a film actress.
For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Dorothy Sebastian has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6655 Hollywood Blvd.
She is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.
Sebastian died of cancer in 1957 at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California.
Friend of Louise Brooks, Anita Page and Joan Crawford. (imdb.com)
Mistress of Buster Keaton, 1929-1935 (imdb.com)
Former Ziegfeld girl.
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