Olive Carey (Olive Fuller Golden)

Olive Carey

Actress. Born Olive Fuller Golden, she was a sister of actresses Mignonne Golden and Ruth Fuller Golden. At age 17, she made her debut in the silent film, “The Sorrowful Shore” (1913), followed by “Tess of the Storm Country” (1914). While on the set of “A Knight of the Range” (1916), she met and married actor Harry Care Sr. She soon retired from films, to raise their children, daughter Ellen and son actor Harry Carey Jr. After the death of her husband in 1947, she returned to acting having a successful career performing in westerns to include “The Searchers” (1956), “Pillars of the Sky” (1956), “Run of the Arrow” (1957), “The Alamo” (1960) and “Billy the Kid versus Dracula” (1966). She also was regular on television in “The Rifleman”, “Have Gun Will Travel”, “The Lawman”, “Wagon Train” and “Laramie”. (bio by: John “J-Cat” Griffith)  Family links:  Spouse:  Harry Carey (1878 – 1947)  Children:  Harry Carey (1921 – 2012)* *Calculated relationship


  • January, 31, 1896
  • New York City


  • March, 13, 1988
  • Carpinteria, California

Cause of Death

  • natural causes


  • Cremated

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