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Overview (3)

Born in Tur Brook, England, UK
Died in Clearwater, Florida, USA
Birth NameMuriel Harding

Mini Bio (1)

British born Olga Petrova was born Muriel Harding on 10th May 1884 in England. She first made her film debut in Russia playing the role of Sofja Andreevna in Yakov Protazanov's 'Departure of a Grand Old Man' in 1912, she arrived in America around 1913 to appear on vaudeville and in the dramatic Broadway theatres. She starred in her first US film as Stella in Alice Guy's drama 'The Tigress' in 1914. Olga became a highly popular diva through the 1910s starring in move than two dozen movies until her last starring role as Patience Sparhawk in Ralph Ince's 'The Panther Woman' co-starring Rockliffe Fellows in 1918, she also wrote several scripts. After Petrova left the movie business in 1918 she continued to star on Broadway during the 1920s. She wrote three plays and toured the country with a theatre troupe. She published her autobiograph in 1942 and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She died in 1977 age 93. She had no children.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Paul Rothwell-Smith

Spouse (2)

Louis Willoughby (? - 12 September 1968) (his death)
Dr. John Stewart Dillon (? - ?) (divorced)

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