Birth Name: Oliveretta Elaine Duffy
Born: 20 October 1894 Died: 10 September 1920
Country of origin: United States
Relationship Status: Married
Partner: Jack Pickford
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Oliveretta Elaine Duffy was born on October 20, 1894, in Charleroi, Pennsylvania. Olive, as she was known to family and friends, did not have much of a childhood. Life in industrial Pittsburgh was depressing and grim with its smoky factories and hard living. She married Bernard Krug Thomas at the age of 16 (which wasn't uncommon at the time), but the marriage wasn't happy and they divorced two years later. By that time Olive had left Pittsburgh for New York, where she found work in a department
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" 20 October 1894 - 10 September 1920
Thomas ingested mercury bichloride whilst intoxicated. It had been prescribed to her husband to treat sores caused by his chronic syphilis.
Cause of death: acute nephritis caused by accidental poisoning
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She was a popular star and the wife of Jack Pickford.
She died under mysterious circumstances aged 25."
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