Olive Borden

Olive Borden

About Olive Borden

Olive Borden (July 14, 1906-October 1, 1947) was an American actress in silent and early talkies. Nicknamed 'The Joy Girl', Borden was known for her jet-black hair and overall beauty. Olive Borden was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1906. Her birth name was often reported erroneously as Sybil Tinkle until the 1990s when it was discovered that another woman with the same name had been confused with Borden. Borden's father died when she was a baby and she was raised by her mother, Sibbie, in Norfolk and Baltimore, Maryland where she also attended Catholic boarding schools. She was a distant relative of Lizzie Borden. As a teenager, she persuaded her mother to take her to Hollywood to pursue a career in show business.

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