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Shirley Ardell 'Sybil' Mason
Birth: Jan. 25, 1923
Dodge Center
Dodge County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 1998
Lexington
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA

Folk Figure. Her true identity largely unknown in life, after her death it was determined that Shirley Mason was the real name of 'Sybil Isabel Dorsett', who had sixteen separate personalities. The story of Sybil's life and treatment was published in a book and made into a movie in the 1970's. She remains one of the most famous multiple personalities, and has been called "the most famous psychiatric patient in history." 
 
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 Parents:
  Walter Wingfield Mason (1883 - 1962)
  Martha Alice Atkinson Mason (1883 - 1948)

Cause of death: Breast cancer
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
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Originally Created by: Eliara
Record added: Oct 29, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6890458
Shirley Ardell <i>'Sybil'</i> Mason
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I heard you weren't really crazy. RIP
- Maggie
 Added: May. 22, 2014

- Debra Hunkins
 Added: Mar. 23, 2014

- Beverly Joe Vaughn
 Added: Mar. 23, 2014
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