Olivia Cole Biography (1942-)

Born November 26, 1942, in Memphis, TN; daughter of William and Arvelia (Cage) Cole; married Richard Venture. Addresses: AGENT--Century Artists Ltd., 9744 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 308, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Birth Details
November 26, 1942
Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Famous Works

  • Sip, The School for Scandal, APA Repertory Company, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1966.
  • Lisa, War and Peace, APA Repertory Company, Lyceum Theatre, 1967.
  • title role, Electra, New York Shakespeare Festival, Mobile Theatre, New York City, 1969.
  • Nerissa, The Merchant of Venice, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1973.
  • Nurse Lake, The National Health, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1973,then Circle in the Square, New York City, 1974.
  • Cariola, The Duchess of Malfi, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1975.
  • Lena Younger, A Raisin in the Sun, Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1986.
  • Also appeared in The Tragedy of Coriolanus, Romeo and Juliet, and The Taming of the Shrew, all American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1965; SixCharacters in Search of an Author, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1968; as Gerd, Brand; Beatrice, Much Ado About Nothing; Sabina, The Skin of Our Teeth; Kate, She Stoops to Conquer; Jenny, The Threepenny Opera; Electra, The Flies; Clea, Black Comedy; Adelaide, Guys and Dolls; and with the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1967-68; Long Wharf Theatre, 1970-71; Williamstown Playhouse, Williamstown, MA; and the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Jane Adcox, Heroes, Universal, 1977.
  • Corinne, Coming Home, United Artists, 1978.
  • Jesse Keller, Some Kind of Hero, Paramount, 1982.
  • Elizabeth Grimes, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Learning in Focus, 1984.
  • Mrs. Newton, Big Shots, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987.
  • Ms. Harrison, Szysznyk, CBS, 1977-78.
  • Blanche Nesbitt, Report to Murphy, CBS, 1982.
  • Also Deborah Mehren, The Guiding Light, CBS.
  • MINI-SERIES Mathilda, Roots, ABC, 1977.
  • Maggie Rogers, Backstairs at the White House, NBC, 1979.
  • Maum Sally, North and South, ABC, 1985.
  • Credits; PILOTS
  • Sarah Brookford, Fly Away Home, ABC, 1981.
  • Credits; EPISODIC
  • Aunt Nanny, "The Fig Tree," WonderWorks, PBS, 1987.
  • Ruth, A Man Called Hawk, ABC, 1989.
  • judge, L.A. Law, NBC, 1990.
  • Also Police Woman, NBC, 1975.
  • Credits; MOVIES
  • Betty Williams, Children of Divorce, NBC, 1980.
  • Victorine, Mistress of Paradise, ABC, 1981.
  • Ruth Walters, Something About Amelia, ABC, 1984.
  • Miss Sophie, The Women of Brewster Place, ABC, 1989.
  • Credits; SPECIALS
  • ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration: 25 Years and Still the One, ABC, 1978.
  • Variety '77--The Year in Entertainment, CBS, 1978.
  • teacher, When, Jenny? When?, syndicated, 1980.

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