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Star Of Silent Screen Days Dies Penniless (B> Internationa) News Service) Los Angeles, Oct. 2.—Desti- . , ., , i 1 J» tute and penniless at her death, Olive Borden, whose name was It enough to "sell" a picture in si- of lent screen d will be buried ' ' j as , Saturday, ! The actress died yesterday in ; a f room at the Sunshine Mission for Wo men and Chil- . ' ^ r en in downtown Los Angeles, i a few miles from the Hollywood j that once acc iai me d her a star. _,. „ nn wfmklv ' v ; as wfmv n n ' • J i « -PrAm ' 40 years ola and suffering from :a stomach ailment. None of her , . the ! f owner toast of the films was too ; P r °ud to !et ner condition be of j known. year's ^ one ^^^.L^f": i ? *£™ ac ? r £"£ en |: ™ IU! " fL ,"" < former fnencs knew of her mother, Mrs. Sybil Bor- is was sion's clothing commissary, and at her bedside when the end came. Sister Essie Binkley West, i ties, she amassed a fortune dur- the fabulous flapper era of the roaring twenties But the leacins lady for Tom S %~S?SSSS3& as to spend hurriedly. .In a few ; years her fortune was gone Broken romances and sickness sickness brought her to the mission — , . , .(.„,,_j ,-,o.i«~ [ where she at last found peace j fromi the outside wor d. t a so Sister West said tne aciress , . . spent hours cleaning floors and washing babies. She said Mi^s spoke with pride of her last stage appearance—an ap- i pearance in a pageant at the , ! mission last Christmas At the age of 15. Olive Bor- | den received her start as a Mack , Sennett bathing beauty. From " . , | she reigned su- j adins movie ac- 1925 to 1932 preme as a l^ tress, but with the advent ot ( ~ — - — j(_vciit»scr talking pictures her career grad- j ual , y cnded . , , i In ^932 her marriage broke l up . S he moved to New York, j | remarried, separated irom^ her to - — -" , L - j second husband then entered , the WAC in 1943. After her ! Army service she said: ; ,, "Since I got out of the Army i tolcl|T- ve gone from job to job. But | a i ways sonl ething went wrong." i to to •*"*•- •-' . . Olive had come to the mission I about two years ago and stayed \ there for a few days, then a month. Last week her mother found her seriously ill at a hotel. hotel. She returned to the mission for the last time. The girl who played in such hits as "Three Bad Men." "Wedding "Wedding Rings." "Pajamas." "Yel- ding Kings. t-ajama.-,. i^-; . low Fingers" and "Love In the UP j Desert" will have homeless chil- tiren of the mission sing at her funeral services.

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  1. Greensburg Daily News,
  2. 02 Oct 1947, Thu,
  3. Page 17

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