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Olympe Bradna (Antoinette Olympe Bradna)

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Biography

Paris, France
Brunette leading lady, signed by Paramount in 1936. She was introduced with a famous publicity campaign, which instructed prospective American audiences to pronounce her first name 'O-lamp'. She was born backstage, in between a matinée and evening performance to vaudevillians Joseph and Jeanne Bradna. Their dog act featured at the Olympia Theatre in Paris -- hence her first name. The Bradnas had been in show business for generations. Her father had been a circus rider and former ringmaster for Ringling Brothers. Likewise, her uncle Fred had been ringmaster for Barnum & Bailey. Her mother was a former operatic singer. Read more...

Actor

Character: Felice L'Hommedieu

College Holiday 1936

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Character: Angela Grinnelli

Knockout 1941

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Character: Myra Abbott

Highway West 1941

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