Olive Thomas was born on October 20, 1894 in Charleroi, Pennsylvania and grew up to become a Ziegfeld Follies girl and silent screen star. Her life reads like something out of the movies—escaping poverty and an abusive husband, she fled to the big city where she found fame and fortune, and marriage to a member of Hollywood royalty—that is before her life was suddenly cut short. But what a life she led. So Happy Birthday, Ollie! You'll never be forgotten.
For more on Olive Thomas, check out some of the posts I've written here and here.