Thomas circa 1920
Olive R. Duffy
October 20, 1894
|Died||September 10, 1920 (aged 25)|
|Cause of death||Acute nephritis caused by accidental poisoning|
|Resting place||Woodlawn Cemetery|
|Other names||Olive Elain Duffy, Ollie|
Bernard Krug Thomas
(m. 1911; div. 1913)
Jack Pickford (m. 1916–1920)
Olive Thomas (October 20, 1894 – September 10, 1920) was an American silent movie actress and model. Her first movie, Madcap Madge, was released in June 1917. Thomas' popularity at movie studios grew with performances in Indiscreet Corrine (1917) and Limousine Life (1918).
On September 10, 1920, Thomas died of acute nephritis in Paris five days after consuming mercury bichloride. Although her death was ruled accidental. Thomas' death has been called as one of the first heavily publicized Hollywood scandals.
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