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Also Known As: Died: October 1, 1947
Born: July 14, 1906 Cause of Death: alcoholism
Birth Place: Richmond, Virginia Profession:

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Chloe Love Is Calling You (1934) Chloe [also known as Betty Ann Gordon]
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 Hotel Variety (1933)
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 The Social Lion (1930) Gloria Staunton
5.
 Hello Sister (1930) "Vee" Newell
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 Dance Hall (1929) Gracie Nolan
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 Wedding Rings (1929) Eve Quinn
8.
 The Eternal Woman (1929) Anita
9.
 Half Marriage (1929) Judy Page
10.
 Love in the Desert (1929) Zarah
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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 onscreen vamp and her jet black hair was her trademark. She was nicknamed "The Joy Girl". 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.

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