Bradna, Olympe (1920–)

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Bradna, Olympe (1920–)

French-born film star. Born Aug 12, 1920, backstage at the famous Olympia Theatre in Paris, France, where her parents were performing a dog act.

Became part of the family circus act at 18 months, later performing solo as a bareback rider and acrobatic dancer; came to US with the Folies-Bergère (1934) and went to Hollywood; films include Three Cheers for Love, The Last Train From Madrid, Souls at Sea, Say It in French, The Night of Nights, South of Pago Pago and International Squadron; retired following marriage (1941).