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Olive Thomas (1894-1920) was born in Pennsylvania.She did not have much of a childhood.Life in industrial Pittsburgh was depressing and grim.She married at the age of 16 but the marriage wasn't happy and they divorced two years later.She left Pittsburgh for NY, where she found work in a department store.On a lark,she entered a competition for the most beautiful girl in NYC:she won.With the ensuing publicity,she caught the eye of Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. and immediately joined his famed Follies.
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Her 1st film:a success(1916).She married Jack Pickford,brother of screen star Mary Pickford.The relationship was a stormy one.By 1920,Olive was at the top of the film world.Olive and Jack sailed to France for a much-needed vacation.The couple finally seemed happy…She accidentally ingested bi-chloride of mercury from a French-labeled bottle in a darkened bathroom, believing it to be another medication.Found unconscious,she died 5 days later.The death was ruled accidental.She was only 25.

Comments for this page: (view all 17 comments)
inkyD says:
Superbly scrapped page for this beautiful young woman, unknown to me so thank you so much for your informative biography Rose-Marie x
Feb 17, 2013
postiebagpuss says:
what can i say this is stunning
Feb 16, 2013
Xguern66 says:
What a tragic ending to this young life. Maybe she would have been a big star. A beautiful page for her and thanks for the additional info Rose-Marie - Joce.
Feb 15, 2013
wastar says:
Gorgeous page such a sad story of a lovely young women
Feb 15, 2013
MaryWonder says:
Sad ending for a beautiful girl & so young. Stunning vintage page Rose-Marie. I always enjoy reading about the people you scrap
Feb 15, 2013
Cheryl C says:
Fab page, lovely
Feb 15, 2013
Nanny-G says:
Beautiful page and story,
Feb 15, 2013
jayjayjay says:
Stunning page
Feb 15, 2013
Ponsona says:
Gorgeous page!
Feb 15, 2013
Micheline 1 says:
Gorgeous page for a beautiful actress!xx

Sadly, the strange and suspicious death experimented by some gorgeous and great actresses...
Feb 15, 2013
   
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