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Actress, Olive Carey, was born Olive Fuller Golden on Jan 31, 1896 in New York City, NY. Carey died at the age of 92 on Mar 13, 1988 in Carpinteria, CA .

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Lars Jorgensen: It's this country killed my boy. Yes by golly I tell you, Ethan...
Mrs. Jorgensen: No Lars. It just so happens we be Texicans. Texican is nothing but a human man way out on a limb. This year and next, and maybe for a hundred more. But I don't think it'll be forever. Some day this country's gonna be a fine, good place to be. Maybe it needs our bones in the ground before that time can come.


William 'Billy the Kid' Bonney: I haven't met a man yet that a bullet couldn't stop.
Dr. Henrietta Hull: But he isn't a man!


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For her work in Trader Horn (1931), for which she spent several weeks in primitive, dangerous and unhealthy conditions in East Africa, Carey was paid the grand sum of $300 by MGM, making her very angry. Upon returning to the US she, along with the rest of the cast, was promptly fired by MGM, which had decided to shelve the picture. However, several weeks later the studio decided to try to save the film, and called back the original cast, all of whom were under contract to MGM--except Olive Carey. Told that she would be needed for five days and would be paid the standard $300 fee, Carey demanded a salary of $1000 a day. MGM eventually gave in, as they needed her to match the footage that had previously been shot in Africa, and paid what she asked. She told a friend that she would have normally done the reshoot for the regular contract fee, except that she saw a chance to get back at studio head Louis B. Mayer for "dumping me in the middle of Africa, paying me nothing, then bringing me back home and firing me." This feat won her the reputation of being one of the few people in Hollywood to beat Mayer at his own game.

Olive's father, George Fuller Golden, was one of the founders of The White Rats of America, the first American union of vaudeville artists in 1900. It took its name from the British guild, The Water Rats ("Rats" being "Star" backwards).

Sister of actress Ruth Fuller Golden.

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