| Gus Wayne (m. ?–1998)|
| Olive Brasno|
| October 17, 1917 (1917-10-17) Old Bridge, New Jersey, U.S.|
January 25, 1998, Lakeland, Florida, United States
Charlie Chan at the Circus
Saint Marys Cemetery
Olive Brasno Wikipedia
Olive Brasno (October 17, 1917 – January 25, 1998) was a midget dancer and actor who was known for her singing-and-dancing act with her brother George Brasno. She also appeared in a few films through the 1930s and 1940s.
Olive Brasno and her brother George Brasno were first recognized as a brother-and-sister midget singing team in a partnership with Buster Shaver's vaudeville act.
Dancer/actress Olive Brasno Wayne spent the bulk of her career performing on stage, but she also occasionally appeared in feature films. She launched her professional career dancing and singing in vaudeville along with her brother George Brasno. The act was called "Buster Shaver, Olive and George", and it toured nationally. She and George appeared in Little Miss Broadway (1938) opposite Shirley Temple. Other film credits include The Mighty Barnum (1934) and Sitting Pretty (1933). She and her brother appeared in one of the original Charlie Chan films with Warner Oland, "Charlie Chan at the Circus", in 1936. She appeared with her brother in at least two Our Gang shorts, singing "The Ice Cream Song" in "Shrimps for a Day."
She was offered a part as a "Munchkin" in The Wizard of Oz (1939) but turned it down because she and her brother were making more money in vaudeville.
Olive Brasno married midget actor Gus Wayne, who played one of the Munchkin soldiers in The Wizard of Oz; the couple were married for 37 years.
Olive Brasno died in Lakeland, Florida, on January 25, 1998, at the age of 80. She outlived her husband, Gus Wayne, by two days.