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Olive Tell (1894–1951)

Olive Tell was born in New York City sometime in 1894. She appeared in her first film when she was 23 years old in Her Sister (1917). Largely a character actress, Olive did appear in few films when compared to her contemporaries. Olive was one of a few character actresses to successfully make the transition form the silent to the sound era. After ... See full bio »

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The Scarlet Empress Princess Johanna Elizabeth
Lawful Larceny Vivan Hepburn
The Trap Jean Carson - the Schoolteacher Heroine


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 1938 Zaza
Jeanne Liseron (uncredited)
 1937 Under Southern Stars (Short)
Mrs. Jackson
 1936 Easy to Take
Announcer (uncredited)
 1936 Polo Joe
Mrs. Hilton
 1936 In His Steps
Elaine Brewster
 1936 Yours for the Asking
Society Woman (uncredited)
 1936 Brilliant Marriage
Mrs. Jane Taylor
 1935 Shanghai
Mrs. Hilton
 1935 Four Hours to Kill!
Mrs. Madison
 1934 Baby, Take a Bow
Mrs. Carson
 1934 Private Scandal
Deborah Lane
 1934 The Scarlet Empress
Princess Johanna Elizabeth
 1934 The Witching Hour
Mrs. Helen Thorne
 1933 Strictly Personal
Mrs. Castleton
 1932 False Faces
Mrs. Day (uncredited)
 1931 Delicious
Mrs. Van Bergh
 1931 Devotion
Mrs. Trent
 1931 Ladies' Man
Mrs. Fendley
 1931 Woman Hungry
Betty Temple
 1931 Ten Cents a Dance
Mrs. Carlton
 1931 The Right of Way
 1930 Lawful Larceny
Vivan Hepburn
 1930 Cock o' the Walk
Rosa Vallejo
 1929 Good Medicine (Short)
 1929 The Very Idea
Marion Green
 1929 Hearts in Exile
Annna Reskova
 1929 The Trial of Mary Dugan
Mrs. Gertrude Rice
 1928 Soft Living
Mrs. Rodney S. Bowen
 1928 Sailors' Wives
Careth Lindsey
 1927 Slaves of Beauty
Anastasia Jones
 1926 Summer Bachelors
Mrs. Preston Smith
 1926 The Prince of Tempters
Duchess of Chatsfield
 1925 Womanhandled
Lucy Chatham
 1925 Chickie
Ila Moore
 1921 Worlds Apart
Elinor Ashe
 1920 The Wrong Woman
Viola Sherwin
 1920 Clothes
Olivia Sherwood
 1920 Wings of Pride
Olive Muir
 1920 A Woman's Business
 1920 Love Without Question
 1919 The Trap
Jean Carson - the Schoolteacher Heroine
 1918 Secret Strings
Janet Newell
 1918 To Hell with the Kaiser!
Alice Monroe
 1918 The Girl and the Judge
Winifred Stanton
 1917 National Red Cross Pageant
Louvain - Flemish episode
 1917 Her Sister
Eleanor Alderson
 1917 The Unforseen
Margaret Fielding
 1917 The Silent Master
Miss Virginia Arlen
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Stage Play: Cousin Lucy. Musical comedy. Written by Charles Klein. Music by Jerome Kern. Lyrics by Schuyler Green. Musical Director: August Kleinecke. Additional music by August Kleinecke and Percy Wenrich. Music orchestrated by Frank Saddler. Additional lyrics by Edward Madden. Choreographed by Dave Bennett. Directed by Robert Milton. ... See more »

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Sister of actress Alma Tell.

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