Saturday, July 29, 2017

Olive At The Sunshine Mission

By 1945 Olive was bankrupt and had a serious drinking problem. She had several odd jobs but said "something always goes wrong". Unable to afford a place to live Olive moved into the Sunshine Mission, a home for destitute women in Los Angeles. Her mother Sibbie worked in the mission's commissary, Olive spent her days cleaning and caring for children. While living there she became a born again Christian. Olive said "I have found the one thing Hollywood couldn't give me - happiness." In the Spring of 1947 Olive became depressed and left the mission. Her mother found her several months later living in a run down motel. Shortly after returning to the Sunshine mission Olive passed away at the age of forty-one.

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