Olive Thomas
Date of Birth
Oct 20, 1894
Birth Place:
Charleroi, PA

Biography

Better known for the horrific nature of her death than for her thespian talents, brunette Olive Thomas (born Oliveretta Elaine Duffy) was a salesgirl in a Harlem department store when discovered by illustrator Harrison Fisher. Her modeling career led to the Great White Way and a spot in both the 1915 Ziegfeld Follies and Midnight Frolics. She reportedly earned 75 dollars a week for her services, a...