This item is certified authentic by Autograph World and comes with their Certificate of Authenticity. (10 May 1907 February 21, 1971) was an American actress and dancer who was sometimes described as a "dancing comedienne". Born in Manhattan, New York, Olivette was the daughter of Edgar and Kazia Prajinska.Her mother was a ballet dancer in her native Poland after coming to the United States, she performed in vaudeville. As a girl, Olivette joined her mother's troupe in ballet performances, but after a leg injury prevented her from maintaining the balance needed to be a ballerina, she turned to combining dancing with comedy. Olivette worked with Violet Carlson in a vaudeville act billed as the Lachmann Sisters. When she was 12, producers Jones and Green recruited her for one of their shows, taking her away from vaudeville. On Broadway, Olivette appeared in.
Much of Olivette's career was spent in comedic roles. Her first straight role came in Twin Beds (1954). She explained in 1930 that her routines were adaptations of existing dances rather than new creations. Starting with a dance such as the.She said that she relaxed her muscles, then [I] try to give the appearance of falling apart while performing it. The effect always seems to be funny. Olivette's film debut came in. Olivette designed women's fashion accessories, including handbags, scarves, and stoles. Her products made her "a particularly favorite designer with stage people and television stars". She also was a designer for. On television in the early 1950s. And was the stepmother of. On February 21, 1971, Olivette died at Polyclinic Hospital following a heart attack.