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Olga Roderick (1877–1951)

Olga Roderick, Madame Olga, was born Jane Barnell in Wilmington, NC on January 3, 1871 (or February 28, 1877, depending on the source). Her father was a Russian Jew and her mother Catawba Indian. According to historians, she was growing hair by the age of two and was bearded at four. Her deformity caused her mother to believe that Jane was ... See full bio »

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Speaking on the subject of actors, from the Barrymores on down, Jane Barnell stated "If the truth was known, we're all freaks together."


Circus and sideshow performer since age of four, including Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Baily; apparantly played in several Hollywood movies. See more »


Her long thick black beard


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