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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Olive's Final Resting Place

Olive died on October 1, 1947 at the young age of forty-one. She had been suffering from pneumonia, alcoholism, and other health problems. At the time of her death Olive was living with her mother Sibbie at The Sunshine Mission. The only possessions she had were a scrapbook of clippings and her lucky pansy ring. Olive's funeral was held at the Sunshine mission and Sister Essie Binkley West gave the eulogy. Her former costar Cornelius Keefe and director John Boland were the only Hollywood friends who attended. She was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. The epitaph on her grave reads ' Olive Borden Beloved Daughter 1906-1947". When Olive's mother Sibbie Borden passed away in 1959 she was buried next to her. Their graves can be found in the middle of the Liberty section. Forest Lawn is located at 1712 South Glendale Avenue. Dozens of other celebrities are buried at that cemetery including Elizabeth Taylor, Clara Bow, and Carole Landis.

Olive and her mom Sibbie

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