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Olive Deering

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Birth nameOlive Corn
Birth dateOctober 11, 1918
Place of birthNew York City, New York, U.S.
Date of deathMarch 22, 1986(age 67)
Death placeNew York City, New York, U.S.
Years active1947 - 1973
SpouseLeo Penn (divorced)

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Olive Deering (October 11, 1918 - March 22, 1986) was an American television actress, active from the late 1940s to the mid-1960s. She was the sister of actor Alfred Ryder.

Her first stage roles was a walk on bit role in Girls in Uniform (1933). She appeared onstage in Moss Hart's Winged Victory, Richard II (starring Maurice Evans) and Counsellor-at-Law (starring Paul Muni). She received kudos for her performance in the Los Angeles production of Tennessee Williams's Suddenly Last Summer. Other stage appearances included

No for an Answer, Ceremony of Innocence,

Marathon '33, The Young Elizabeth, They Walk Alone and Garden District.

She appeared in several films, including Shock Treatment, Caged, and Cecil B. DeMille's Samson and Delilah as Miriam, a role she reprised in DeMille's The Ten Commandments. Deering appeared on many radio programs, including work in the serials, True Story and Against the Storm, playing in more than 200 television programs, including Desdemona on the Philco Summer Playhouse production of Othello. One of her last television appearances was in an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour called "One of the Family" (original air date February 8, 1965).

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