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(Courtesy of Bruce Hickey)

Great lobby card with a closeup of Tom Tyler and Caryl Lincoln in THE MAN FROM NEW MEXICO (Monogram, 1932). This Tyler film is among the lost / missing.

Caryl Lincoln

1903 - 1983

WAMPAS was a yearly event sponsored by The Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers to highlight promising young Hollywood starlets. Caryl Lincoln was a 1929 WAMPAS Baby Star. She was born November 16, 1903 in Oakland, California.

Her brief Hollywood career consisted of about three dozen films from 1927 through the mid 1930s, and her earliest appearances were at Fox and Paramount's Christie Comedies. She did silent and sound B westerns with Tom Mix, Rex Bell, Bob Steele, Bob Custer, Buzz Barton, Tim McCoy, and Tom Tyler. And she was the pal to leading lady Cecilia Parker in the twelve chapter serial THE LOST SPECIAL (Universal, 1932).

There was an early marriage circa 1928 to George Barr Brown. He held various publicity jobs for Pathe, Warners, and in 1932, was head of publicity at Columbia Pictures. Trade publications had news of their breakup - from the August 22, 1933 Variety: "Caryl Lincoln, 1929 Wampas star, awarded a divorce from George Brown Barr [sic], former film publiciity director, in L. A. Superior court." (Note: his correct name was George Barr Brown.)

In 1936, Caryl tied the knot with Barbara Stanwyck's brother and actor, Byron Malcolm 'Bert' Stevens. From the October 21, 1936 Variety: "Caryl Lincoln, actress, to Byron Malcolm Stephens [sic] ... in Kingston, Ariz. Groom is brother of Barbara Stanwyck. Second try for bride."

After her marriage to Bert, she semi-retired from films and son Brian Stanwyck Stevens was born in 1937. In her later years, Caryl did occasional minor roles / bit parts in some movies and television shows.

Hubby Bert was a busy guy and his Hollywood career ran from the mid 1930s - mid 1960s ... and he has about 500 movie and television appearances at the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).

Bert Stevens died in 1964.

Caryl Lincoln Stevens passed away February 20, 1983 at the Motion Picture and TV Hospital, Woodland Hills, California.

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has information on Caryl Lincoln and her husband Bert Stevens:
     Caryl Lincoln:
     Malcolm Byron 'Bert' Stevens (1905 - 1964):

Family Search, newspapers, and death certificate provide more on Caryl Lincoln and family:

  • 1910 census - owning their home in Oakland, California were 53 year old Charles (occupation "Superintendant - Pullman sleeping cars") and 47 year old Sallie C. Lincoln. They have three children - 17 year old son Stedman, 14 year old son Howard, and 6 year old daughter Caryl:
  • 1920 census - renting in Los Angeles, California were 63 year old husband Charles (occupation "Superintendant - Pullman cars"), his 56 year old wife Sally C., and 16 year old daughter Chryl [sic]:
  • 1930 census - renting in Los Angeles were 26 year old G. Barr Brown (born New York; occupation "Publicity Man - Movie Studio") and his 26 year old wife Caryl (born California; occupation "Actress - Movie Studio"). They were 24 years old when they married (which would be circa 1928):
  • October 16, 1936 marriage license of Caryl Lincoln and Byron Malcolm Stevens in Kingman, Mohave County, Arizona:
  • California Birth Index for Brian Stanwyck Stevens - he was born June 15, 1937 in Los Angeles and mother's maiden name was Lincoln:
  • 1940 census - renting in Los Angeles were 35 year old Byron M. Stevens (born Massachusetts; occupation "Actor - Motion Pictures"), his 36 year old wife Caryl L. (born California; occupation "Actor - Motion Pictures"), and two year old son Brian S. (born California). In 1939, he worked 20 weeks and earned $3100.00; Caryl worked ? weeks and earned $200.00:
  • California Death Record for 79 year old Caryl Lincoln Stevens - she passed away February 20, 1983 at the Motion Picture Home and Hospital, Woodland Hills, California. She was born November 16, 1903 in California; was widowed; occupation was Actress; father's last name was Lincoln; and she was cremated at Chapel Of The Pines Crematory:
  • Death certificate - 79 year old Caryl Lincoln Stevens passed away on February 20, 1983 at the Motion Picture and TV Hospital, Woodland Hills, California. Cause of death was cerebrovascular accident and arteriosclerosis. She was born November 16, 1903; occupation was "Actress - Motion Picture"; she was widowed; death certificate informant was son Bryan S. Stevens. Funeral director was Pierce Bros. Hollywood and cremation at Chapel of the Pines.
  • Social Security Death Index (SSDI) and California Death Index for 79 year old Caryl Stevens - she was born November 16, 1903 and passed away February 20, 1983 in the Los Angeles area:
  • Death notice for Caryl Lincoln Stevens in the February 22, 1983 Los Angeles Times newspaper:

Find A Grave website has a photo of the marker for Bert Stevens at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, California:

Find A Grave has no interment info on the cremains of Caryl Lincoln:

Bert Stevens was a familiar face on 1950s and 1960s television. On the Rifleman television show website, scroll down to the bottom of this webpage and there's an image of Bert Stevens:

There's also a couple of images of Stevens at the Perry Mason TV website:

The Old Corral has a complete list of the WAMPAS Baby Stars. Click HERE and that webpage will open in a separate window / tab.

1931 trade publication photo.

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above - Caryl Lincoln with Tom Tyler in WAR OF THE RANGE (Freuler/Monarch, 1933).

(Courtesy of Phil Arnold)

Above - screen capture of Caryl's husband Bert Stevens from a 1960 film.

(From Old Corral collection)

Above is the title lobby card from the silent WILD WEST ROMANCE (Fox, 1928) with hero Rex Bell chatting with heroine Caryl Lincoln. Guy with the gray suit is Neil Neely.

(Courtesy of Bruce Hickey)

Above - Tom Mix and Caryl Lincoln in a lobby card from HELLO CHEYENNE (Fox, 1928), one of the films in Mix's final season at Fox.

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from L-to-R are a youngish Al St. John (several years before he became 'Fuzzy' St. John), Caryl Lincoln and Bob Steele in the early talkie LAND OF MISSING MEN (Tiffany, 1930). Notice that Steele is packing a brace of pearl-handled six-shooters.

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above is the title lobby card from the lost / missing THE MAN FROM NEW MEXICO (Monogram, 1932).

(Courtesy of Bruce Hickey)

L-to-R are Tim McCoy, Charles K. French, and Caryl Lincoln in a lobby card from McCoy's MAN OF ACTION (Columbia, 1933).

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