Sedgwick, Josie (1898–1973)

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Sedgwick, Josie (1898–1973)

American vaudevillian and silent-film actress. Name variations: Josephine Sedgwick. Born Josephine Sedgwick, Mar 13, 1898, in Galveston, TX; died April 30, 1973, in Santa Monica, CA; dau. of Edward Sedgwick and Josephine Walker (both stage actors); sister of Eileen Sedgwick (actress) and Edward Sedgwick (director); m. Justin H. McCloskey.

Appeared in vaudeville with parents, brother and sister as "The Five Sedgwicks"; played the lead in many silent-films, including The Man above the Law, Hell's End, Wild Life, The Lone Hand, Western Hearts, The Sunset Trail, The Outlaw's Daughter and Michael O'Halloran.