Olivia (Duffy) Pickford

Olivia R (Duffy) Pickford (1894 - 1920)

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Olivia R "Oliveretta Elaine" Pickford formerly Duffy aka Thomas
Born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, USAmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in New Jersey, USAmap
[children unknown]
Died in Paris, Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 4 Mar 2017
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Biography

American Silent Film Actress

Thomas began her career as an illustrators' model in 1914, and moved on to the Ziegfeld Follies the following year. During her time as a Ziegfeld girl, she also appeared in the more risqué show, The Midnight Frolic. In 1916, she began a successful career in silent films and would appear in over twenty features over the course of her four-year film career. That year she also married actor Jack Pickford, the younger brother of silent film star Mary Pickford.

On September 10, 1920, she died of acute nephritis in Paris, France five days after consuming mercury bichloride. Her death was ruled accidental, but the news of her hospitalization due to the poison and death were the subject of media speculation. Her death has been cited as one of the first heavily publicized Hollywood scandals.

Sources

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Olivia is 32 degrees from Rosa Parks, 22 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 12 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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