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Olive Borden

Olive Borden was beautiful and talented but she became one of Hollywood's most tragic tales. She came to Hollywood in 1922 with her widowed mother. Olive started her career as a Mack Sennett bathing beauty and was named a Wampas baby star in 1925. She made eleven films at Fox studios where she earned $1,500 a week. Olive became a popular on screen vamp and her jet black hair was her trademark. She hired Jimmie Fiddler as her agent and was nicknamed "The Joy Girl". Olive lived a lavish lifestyle with limos, mansions, servants, and a dozen fur coats. In 1927 she left Fox after a salary dispute. She later worked for Columbia and RKO studios. Like many other silent stars she had a hard time making the transition to talkies. Her last film was made in 1934. There were two failed marriages and a broken engagement to actor George O'Brien. During World War 2 she worked as a nurse. By the age of 41 she was a penniless alcoholic. Her final years were spent in a Los Angeles mission. Sadly many of Olive Borden's silent films have been lost and this lovely star has been forgotten. Date of Death 1 October 1947, Los Angeles, California  (stomach ailment)

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Jul 14, 1906 In Richmond - Virginia - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Neck and Neck 1924-02-03
Latest Project:
Movie Chloe, Love Is Calling You 1934-04-01
Known For
Poster of Chloe, Love Is Calling You
Poster of The Inventors
Poster of The Social Lion
Poster of Just a Good Guy
Movie Chloe, Love Is Calling You Chloe 1934-04-01
Movie The Inventors Unknown 1934-02-02
Movie Hotel Variety Unknown 1933-01-07
Movie The Divorce Racket Marie Douglas 1933-02-06
Movie Gobs of Fun Lulu 1933-10-20
Movie The Mild West Baby Doll 1933-11-18
Movie Hello Sister Vee Newell 1930-02-15
Movie The Social Lion Gloria Staunton 1930-06-21
Movie Dance Hall Gracie Nolan 1929-12-13
Movie Love In The Desert Zarah 1929-01-27
Movie Half Marriage Judy Paige 1929-10-12
Movie Virgin Lips Norma 1928-07-25
Movie The Monkey Talks Olivette 1927-02-20
Movie The Joy Girl Jewel Courage 1927-09-03
Movie 3 Bad Men Lee Carlton 1926-08-28
Movie The Yankee Señor Manuelita 1926-01-10
Movie Yellow Fingers Saina 1926-03-21
Movie Fig Leaves Eve Smith 1926-08-22
Movie Should Husbands Be Watched? The New Maid 1925-03-14
Movie Tell It to a Policeman 1925-05-24
Movie The Happy Warrior 1925-07-05
Movie Good Morning, Nurse Nurse May Ward 1925-05-30
Movie The Overland Limited Ruth Dent 1925-07-14
Movie Neck and Neck Unknown 1924-02-03
Movie Just a Good Guy Slippery Sue 1924-12-24
Movie Too Many Mammas The Boss's Girlfriend 1924-10-12