|September 27, 18941894-09-27|
|Date of death|
|June 6, 1951 (56 years)1951-06-06|
|Place of Birth|
Olive Tell (September 27, 1894 – June 6, 1951) was a stage and screen actress from New York City.
Tell graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1915. Tell's sister, Alma Tell, was also a stage actress. The sisters began appearing in the Broadway (Manhattan) theaters at about the same time, around 1918. Olive made her New York debut in the drama Husband and Wife. At first she preferred acting in theater and detested her work on screen.
She first appeared in motion pictures during World War I. Her early screen roles were in silent films including The Silent Master (1917), The Unforeseen (1917), Her Sister (1917), and National Red Cross Pageant (1917). Tell appeared opposite such popular film actors of the era as: Donald Gallaher, Karl Dane, Ann Little, Rod La Rocque, Ethel Barrymore and a young Tallulah Bankhead.
Tell married First National Pictures movie producer, Henry M. Hobart, in 1926. Her first husband was killed in World War I. Hobart and Tell moved to California in 1926 and stayed in Hollywood for twelve years.
|Height||5 ft 6 in / 166 cm|
|Weight||134 lb / 61 kg|
|Shoe (Feet) Size||–|
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|Eye Color||Light brown|
|Race / ethnicity||White|