Olson was still a student at UCLA when Billy Wilder cast her as Betty Shaefer, the ambitious assistant to a Paramount Pictures producer in 1950's "Sunset Blvd." She received a supporting actress Oscar nomination for her performance.
Olson with William Holden, who appeared with her in "Sunset Blvd." and other films.
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