Olive Price

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Olive Price (1903–1991) was an American writer of books and plays for children.

Born September 21 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Harry and Lydia (Barchfeld) Price, she attended the University of Pittsburgh in 1922–23, then worked as an advertising copywriter for department stores in Pittsburgh until 1928, then began her writing career. She married R. M. Cherryholmes on June 30, 1927. She was also known as Olive M. Price, and wrote under the pseudonyms of Anne Cherryholmes and Barbara West.


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Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2002. PEN (Permanent Entry Number): 0000079845.

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