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Glenda Farrell

Biography

Probably one of the most prolific stars from the 1930s, who also starred in We Am a Fugitive From a String Gang and Platinum Diggers of 1937. She also starred within the 1931 film Small Caesar. She got her begin in theatre productions at age group seven and performed Small Eva inside a creation of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Her profession sputtered within the ’40s, but she installed a big return and received an Emmy Award on her behalf focus on the 1963 Television series Ben Casey. She wedded vaudeville performer Jack port Durant in 1931. She co-starred with Charlton Heston in 1954’s Key from the Incas, a film that influenced the experience film Raiders from the Lost Ark.

Quick Facts


Full Name Glenda Farrell
Date Of Birth June 30, 1904
Died May 1, 1971, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Enid, OK
Height 1.6 m
Profession Movie Actress
Nationality American
Spouse Henry Ross, Thomas Richards
Children Tommy Farrell
Parents Wilhelmina Farrell, Charles Farrell
Siblings Gene Farrell, Richard Farrell
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actress
Movies Little Caesar, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, Mystery of the Wax Museum, Kissin' Cousins, Smart Blonde, The Talk of the Town, The Disorderly Orderly, Gold Diggers of 1937, Lady for a Day, Gold Diggers of 1935, Havana Widows, Susan Slept Here, Johnny Eager, Hi, Nellie!, Torchy Runs for Mayor, Kansas City Princess, Secret of the Incas, Middle of the Night, Fly Away Baby, Apache War Smoke, Torchy Blane in Chinatown, Girl Missing, The Adventurous Blonde, The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing, Torchy Gets Her Man, Heading for Heaven, A Night for Crime, Blondes at Work, Life Begins, Traveling Saleslady, Hollywood Hotel, Dark Hazard, We're in the Money, Man's Castle, Go into Your Dance, The Match King, The Big Shakedown, Breakfast for Two, Gambling Ship, City Without Men, Miss Pacific Fleet, Three on a Match, Mary Stevens, M.D., Girls in the Night, In Caliente, The Secret Bride, Snowed Under, Merry Wives of Reno, Heat Lightning, I've Got Your Number, Stolen Heaven
TV Shows Ben Casey
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1One of the reasons Farrell was cast in "Lady for a Day" was her then current relationship with writer Robert Riskin.
2Was considered for the role of Belle Watling in Gone with the Wind (1939).
3The fast-talking reporter Torchy Blane, who Farrell played in a series of movies, was the inspiration for Lois Lane.
4Her son Tommy was born October 7, 1921 at her parents' house.
5Grandmother of Mark Farrell.
6Buried at West Point US Military Academy, Post Cemetery, West Point, New York - VII D-211


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dark Hazard1934Valerie 'Val' Wilson
Hi, Nellie!1934Gerry
The Big Shakedown1934Lily 'Lil' Duran
Havana Widows1933Sadie Appleby
Man's Castle1933Fay La Rue
Bureau of Missing Persons1933Belle Saunders
Lady for a Day1933Missouri Martin
Mary Stevens, M.D.1933Glenda
Gambling Ship1933Jeanne Sands
How to Break 90 #2: Position and Back Swing1933ShortThe Golfer's Wife (uncredited)
The Keyhole1933Dot
Girl Missing1933Kay Curtis
Grand Slam1933Blondie
Mystery of the Wax Museum1933Florence Dempsey
The Match King1932Babe
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang1932Marie Woods
Three on a Match1932Mrs. Black - Prisoner at Checkers Table (uncredited)
Life Begins1932Florette Darien
Scandal for Sale1932Stella (uncredited)
Little Caesar1931Olga Stassoff
The Lucky Break1930Short
Lucky Boy1928Bit Part (uncredited)
Tiger by the Tail1970Sarah Harvey
Bewitched1969TV SeriesHortense Rockeford
The Felony Squad1968TV SeriesJeanette Anderson
The Disorderly Orderly1964Dr. Jean Howard
Bonanza1964TV SeriesLulabelle 'Looney' Watkins
Kissin' Cousins1964Ma Tatum
The Fugitive1963TV SeriesMrs. Maggie Lambert
Dr. Kildare1963TV SeriesVera Dennis
Rawhide1963TV SeriesMrs. Elizabeth Farragut
The United States Steel Hour1960-1963TV SeriesGrace Smith / Edna Huntington / Mrs. Rausch
Ben Casey1963TV SeriesMartha Morrison
Route 661962TV SeriesLaverne
The Defenders1962TV SeriesEdna Holley
Frontier Circus1962TV SeriesMa Jukes
Special for Women: The Glamour Trap1961TV MovieBeauty Operator
Westinghouse Playhouse1961TV SeriesLaura
A String of Beads1961TV Movie
The Islanders1960TV SeriesMrs. Dan King
Play of the Week1960TV SeriesRose Frobisher
Wagon Train1959TV SeriesBelle MacAbee
Buick-Electra Playhouse1959TV Series
The Bells of St. Mary's1959TV Movie
General Electric Theater1959TV SeriesMrs. Brady
Middle of the Night1959Mrs. Mueller
The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen1959TV Series
Cimarron City1958TV SeriesMaggie Arkins
Studio One in Hollywood1949-1958TV SeriesClaire / Mrs. Endsley / Irene / ...
Kraft Theatre1956-1957TV SeriesStella Harvey / Alma Wilkes
The Sheriff of Cochise1957TV SeriesSarah Avery
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1957TV SeriesMae Swasey
The Kaiser Aluminum Hour1956TV Series
The Alcoa Hour1956TV SeriesEloise Schroeder
Front Row Center1956TV SeriesMay Cooper
Goodyear Playhouse1955TV SeriesMrs. Davis
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing1955Mrs. Nesbit
The Elgin Hour1955TV SeriesMrs. Dane
Justice1955TV Series
Susan Slept Here1954Maude Snodgrass
Secret of the Incas1954Mrs. Winston
Armstrong Circle Theatre1952-1953TV SeriesSerena Price
Tales of Tomorrow1953TV Series
Girls in the Night1953Alice Haynes
Apache War Smoke1952Fanny Webson
Starlight Theatre1951TV SeriesDorine
Faith Baldwin Romance Theatre1951TV Series
The Prudential Family Playhouse1951TV SeriesEffie Flound
The Silver Theatre1950TV Series
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre1949TV Series
Lulu Belle1948Molly Benson
Mary Lou1948Winnie Winford
I Love Trouble1948Hazel Bixby
Heading for Heaven1947Nora Elkins
Ever Since Venus1944Babs Cartwright
Klondike Kate1943Molly
A Night for Crime1943Susan Cooper
City Without Men1943Billie LaRue
The Talk of the Town1942Regina Bush
Twin Beds1942Sonya Cherupin
Johnny Eager1941Mae Blythe
Torchy Runs for Mayor1939Torchy Blane
Torchy Blane in Chinatown1939Torchy Blane
Torchy Gets Her Man1938Torchy Blane
Exposed1938'Click' Stewart
The Road to Reno1938Sylvia Shane
Prison Break1938Jean Fenderson
Stolen Heaven1938Rita
Blondes at Work1938Torchy Blane
Hollywood Hotel1937Jonesy
The Adventurous Blonde1937Torchy Blane
Breakfast for Two1937Carol Wallace
Sunday Night at the Trocadero1937ShortGlenda Farrell
You Live and Learn1937Mamie Wallis
Dance Charlie Dance1937Fanny Morgan
Fly Away Baby1937Torchy Blane
Smart Blonde1937Torchy Blane
Gold Diggers of 19371936Genevieve Larkin
Here Comes Carter1936Verna Kennedy
High Tension1936Edith McNeil
Nobody's Fool1936Ruby Miller
The Law in Her Hands1936Dorothy 'Dot' Davis
Snowed Under1936Daisy Lowell
Miss Pacific Fleet1935Mae O'Brien
Little Big Shot1935Jean
We're in the Money1935Dixie Tilton
In Caliente1935Clara
Go Into Your Dance1935Molly Howard
Traveling Saleslady1935Claudette
Gold Diggers of 19351935Betty Hawes
The Secret Bride1934Hazel Normandie
Kansas City Princess1934Marie Callahan
The Personality Kid1934Joan McCarty
Merry Wives of Reno1934Bunny
Heat Lightning1934Mrs. Tifton
I've Got Your Number1934Bonnie aka Madame Francis

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kissin' Cousins1964performer: "Pappy, Won't You Please Come Home" - uncredited
Klondike Kate1943performer: "Keep It Under Your Old Umbrella"
Hollywood Hotel1937performer: "Sing, You Son of a Gun" 1937 - uncredited
The Adventurous Blonde1937"The Wedding March" 1843
Gold Diggers of 19371936performer: "Speaking of the Weather" 1936, "Let's Put Our Heads Together" 1936
Little Big Shot1935"I'm a Little Big Shot Now" 1935, uncredited
We're in the Money1935performer: "The Gold Diggers' Song We're in the Money" 1933 - uncredited
Gold Diggers of 19351935performer: "The Gold Diggers' Song We're in the Money" 1933 - uncredited
Man's Castle1933performer: "Surprise!"
Lady for a Day1933performer: "I Wanna Man" - uncredited
Mystery of the Wax Museum1933performer: "The Prisoner's Song" 1925 - uncredited
Life Begins1932performer: "Frankie and Johnny" - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHerself
Your Show of Shows1950TV SeriesHerself - Guest Performer
This Is Show Business1950TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
For Auld Lang Syne1938Documentary shortHerself - Arriving Celebrity (uncredited)
Breakdowns of 19381938Documentary shortTorchy Blaine (Fly Away Baby outtakes) (uncredited)
Breakdowns of 19371937ShortHerself
Breakdowns of 19361936ShortHerself
Things You Never See on the Screen1935ShortHerself
The 42nd. Street Special1933Documentary shortHerself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Masters2008TV Series documentaryMarie

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1963Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an ActressBen Casey (1961)
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6524 Hollywood Blvd.


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#Quote
1[on the arrival of talkies] Not many actors could talk. So they shoved the ones that came from Broadway into everything. It all went so fast. I used to ask myself, 'What set am I on today? What script am I supposed to be doing - this one or that one? All I shouted for was a day off. We got it Sunday. But I had to stay in bed that one day to get ready for the next six days of shooting. I wonder if Jack Warner appreciated his movie-acting family?


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