|ACTOR (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)|
BORN 11 Oct 1918, New York City, New York - DIED 22 Mar 1986, New York City, New York|
REAL NAME Corn, Olive
GRAVE LOCATION Valhalla, New York: Kensico Cemetery, 273 Lakeview Avenue (Actors' Fund)
Olive Deering was the daughter of the dentist Max Corn and his wife Zelda Baruchin, both Russian jews. In 1933 she had her first small stage part in "Girls in Uniform". Together with her older brother Alfred Ryder she performed on Broadway in "Medicine Show". In 1947 she married director Leo Penn, but she divorced him in 1952.
In 1948 Cecil B. Demille chose her for the part of Miriam in "Samson and Delilah" (1949). He chose her again as a Miriam for "The Ten Commandments" (1956). In 1950 she was inmate June Roberts in "Caged".
She also appeared in many television productions. In 1964 she played Mrs. Mellon in the movie "Shock Therapy". Her last movie was "Howzer" in 1973. She died of cancer in New York City in 1986.