Ollie Kirkby

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Ollie Kirkby (September 26, 1886 – October 7, 1964) was an American stage, screen, and vaudeville actress.

Ollie Kirkby
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Motion Picture Magazine, 1915
Born
Olive Kirby

September 26, 1886
DiedOctober 7, 1964 (age 78)
Other namesOllie Kirby
Olive Kirby
OccupationActress
Years active1914–1926
Spouse(s)George Larkin
Ollie Kirkby in 1916

BiographyEdit

She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1886 and died in 1964 at Glendale, California.[1][2] Her entire career, from 1914 to 1925, was dedicated to making short films or film serials. She was known for the dimple on her shoulder and often photographed showing that distinguishing feature.[3]

She married actor George Larkin in 1918. He died in 1946.

In addition to her acting career, she also wrote scripts with her husband, including Bulldog Courage (1922) and The Pell Street Mystery (1924).[4]

Selected filmographyEdit

  • The Parasite (1912)
  • The Girl and the Gangster (1913) – short
  • The Wiles of a Siren (1914) – short
  • The Potter and the Clay (1914) – short
  • The Key to Yesterday (1914)
  • The Last Chapter (1914)
  • The Girl Detective (1915) – episodes 16 & 17
  • The Trap Door (1915) – short
  • The Voice from the Taxi (1915) – short
  • The Tattooed Hand (1915) – short
  • The Clairvoyant Swindlers (1915) – short
  • Scotty Weed's Alibi (1915) – short
  • The Closed Door (1915) – short
  • The Figure in Black (1915) – short
  • The Money Leeches (1915) – short
  • The Vanishing Vases (1915) – short
  • The Accomplice (1915) – short
  • The Frame-Up (1915) – short
  • The Straight and Narrow Path (1915) – short
  • The Strangler's Cord (1915) – short
  • Mysteries of the Grand Hotel (1915) – short
  • The Disappearing Necklace (1915) – short
  • The Secret Code (1915) – short
  • The Riddle of the Rings (1915) – short
  • The Substituted Jewel (1915) – short
  • The Barnstormers (1915) – short
  • The False Clue (1915) – short
  • The Wolf's Prey (1915) – short
  • The Man on Watch (1915) – short
  • The Man in Irons (1915) – short
  • Stingaree (1915)
  • The Social Pirates (1916)[5]
  • Black Magic (1916) – short
  • The Code Letter (1916) – short
  • The Missing Heiress (1916) – short
  • The Pencil Clue (1916) – short
  • Grant, Police Reporter (1916) – short
  • The Man from Yukon (1916) – short
  • The Rogue's Pawn (1916) – short
  • The House of Three Deuces (1916) – short
  • The Tango Cavalier (1923)
  • The Apache Dancer (1923) as Babette[6]
  • Stop at Nothing (1924 film) as Slick Sadie alias Ted Norton[6]
  • Deeds of Daring (1924)[6]
  • Yankee Madness (1924)
  • Getting 'Em Right (1925)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Who Was Who on the Screen by Evelyn Mack Truitt 3rd Edit., p. 404 c.1983; (source has date of death as October 7, 1965)
  2. ^ Silent Film Necrology 2nd Edit., p. 288 c.2001; (source has date of death as October 7, 1964)
  3. ^ "Ollie Kirkby" The Green Book Magazine (July 1916): 99.
  4. ^ "Finding Aid for the George Larkin Papers, ca. 1915–1946". Online Archive of California.
  5. ^ "The Social Pirates (1916)".
  6. ^ a b c "Ollie Kirby".

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