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Olive Borden Remembered

Friday, October 1st, 2010


Olive Borden



Born: July 14, 1906 in Richmond, Virginia

Died: October 01, 1947 in Los Angeles, California



American actress Olive Borden, born Sybil Tinkle in Richmond Virginia, played leads in many silent and early sound films. At age 19, she became a Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty and by 1925 had become the on-screen love interest for cowboy-star Tom Mix. Known for her flamboyance and exotic looks, she went on to appear in silent films by John Ford, Howard Hawks, and Allan Dwan. Unfortunately, her career was destroyed with the advent of sound, and Borden never appeared in film again. She died at the early age of 41. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi