Nina Olivette Profile

Nina Olivette
Nina Olivette
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(Nina Lachmann)
10 May 07 is born in New York to Edgar Spencer Lachmann and Kazia Prajinska
09 appears in a production of the ballet New Moon
? her and Violet Carlson perform a vaudeville act, being billed as the Lachmann Sisters
? injures her leg while performing in her mother's dance troupe. The injury prevented her from maintaining the balance needed to be a ballerina, so she turned to combining dancing with comedy. She is described as a dancing comedienne.
28 in a review of the broadway production of “Hold Everything!” Brooks Atkinson writes “Nina... a comedienne in the Fanny Brice style... she matches Lahr's clowning at every point.”
30 she says of her dancing that she tries "to give the appearance of falling apart while performing it. The effect always seems to be funny."
makes her film debut in Queen High (1930)
? opens a shop designing and selling handbags
48 stars in a stage production of Showboat at The Stadium
10 July 48 in an interview with The Pittsburgh Press, she says that she's not married but "almost fell in love with a carpet sweeper salesman once when I was buying my mother a vacuum cleaner."
54 stars in the stage production of Twin Beds at the Wilbur Theater
7 March 54 Marjory Adams writes, "Twin Beds marks a milestone in Miss Olivette's career. This is the first time she has ever played a straight role."
25 May 63 marries actor Harry Stockwell in Fairfield, Connecticut
? is a manufacturer's representative in wholesale giftware
21 February 71 dies at Polyclinic Hospital in New York. The cause of death is a heart attack.
New York Times, Detroit Free Press, Great Falls Tribune, The Pittsburgh Press, The Boston Globe
Recommended Books:
Internet Broadway Database