Help find obscure Hawaiian actress obit: Josie Over?

Josie Over was a frequent guest on TV shows set in Hawaii. She was married to a Donald Over, himself a guest in a few “Hawaii Five-O” episodes. Neither did a lot of acting roles, though, so I don’t know what their day jobs were.

This article by local writer Dave Donnelly (another frequent “Hawaii Five-O” guest) indicates she was already dead in 1999:

There is a “Donald Over” on the Social Security Death index dying in 1995. That’s probably the husband. My guess is that she would have been born sometime between 1938 and 1948. (“Hawaii Five-O” debuted in 1968. She would have been at least 20, but probably not over 30.)

There is also a “Don and Josie Over Memorial Fund,” although I don’t know exactly what if funds.

IMDB says she died in 2005. Assuming that that Donnelly is correct in his aforementioned article (and he should know), that’s *plain fiction. Unfortunately, he died a couple of years ago, so he can’t be asked.

I’ve drawn a blank on the usual resources. Anyone???

*And getting it removed is not an easy task. IMDB has a deference to priority where birth/death dates are concerned, and once someone posts one (even if it’s incorrect), you have to provide pretty solid evidence to get it changed. The actress known as “Debbie” from “Debbie Does Dallas,” Bambi Woods, is shown as having died in 1986 (no month, date, or location) by a drug overdose. There’s no evidence of that, and as recently as last year (see documentary “The Curse of Debbie Does Dallas”), no one (who is telling) even knows what her real name was. IMDB knows about this, but they still won’t remove the date of death.

BTW, Josie Over’s IMDB entry indicates that she is seen in the “Hawaii Five-O” opening credits. That’s not true. The actress seen running along the beach and later in close-up is Elizabeth Logue. She’s not the hula dancer, either.


I got it. I got it.

While perusing our State Library’s website I found that her obituary appeared in the Honolulu Advertiser and Star Bulletin on Mar 26, 1992. She died of cancer. I’ll see about getting you the exact date tomorrow.

She died of cancer. I’ll see about getting you the exact date tomorrow.

They also say she was 49. Making her birth date c. 1943.

She died Tuesday, March 24, 1992 at her home on the North Shore of Oahu. She was 49 years old and died of multiple myeloma. Her name was Josephine Nunez Over. Nunez was her maiden name. She had 3 sons and 8 daughters. Ethnically she was Filipino, Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish. She was cremated and her ashes scattered at sea.

If you want a scan of the article then ask.

Cool! Many Thanks. I’d really appreciate a scan if it’s not too much trouble. My email is current.