Olive Deering (October 11, 1918 – March 22, 1986) was an American television, stage, and film actress, active from the late 1940s to the mid-1960s. She was a life member of The Actors Studio, as was her brother, Alfred Ryder.
Her first stage role was a walk-on bit in Girls in Uniform (1933). She appeared onstage in Moss Hart's Winged Victory, Richard II (starring Maurice Evans) and Counsellor-at-Law (starring Paul Muni). She received kudos for her performance in the Los Angeles production of Tennessee Williams'sSuddenly Last Summer. Other stage appearances included No For An Answer, Ceremony of Innocence, Marathon '33, The Young Elizabeth, They Walk Alone, and Garden District.
She appeared in several films, including Shock Treatment, Caged, and Cecil B. DeMille's Samson and Delilah as Miriam, a role she reprised in DeMille's The Ten Commandments. Deering appeared on many radio programs, including work in the serials, True Story and Against the Storm, playing in more than 200 television programs, including Desdemona on the Philco Summer Playhouse production of Othello. Among her television appearances was the role of murderer Rebecca Gentrie in the 1958 Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Empty Tin." She had a memorable supporting role in the classic Sci Fi series Outer Limits, in an episode known as the Zanti Misfits which aired 12/30/63. One of her last television appearances was in an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour called "One of the Family" (original air date February 8, 1965).