Charles Farrell

Actor, Business manager, Politician
Enjoyed a successful screen partnership with Janet Gaynor in a series of popular romantic films of the late 1920s and early 30s. Later mayor of Palm Springs and played Gale Storm's dapper father on the popular TV series ... Read more »
Born: 08/09/1901 in South Walpole, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (33)

Sebastian 1968 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Girl Hunters 1962 (Movie)

Joe Grissi (Actor)

The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw 1958 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

My Little Margie 1951 - 1955 (TV Show)

Actor

Body and Soul 1930 (Movie)

(Actor)

Happy Days 1930 (Movie)

(Actor)

City Girl 1929 (Movie)

(Actor)

Street Angel 1927 (Movie)

Gino (Actor)

Seventh Heaven 1926 (Movie)

Chico (Actor)

Clash of the Wolves 1924 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Freshman 1924 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Ten Commandments 1922 (Movie)

Israelite Slave (Actor)

Delicious (Movie)

Larry Beaumont (Actor)

Fighting Youth (Movie)

Larry Davis (Actor)

Girl without a Room (Movie)

Tom Duncan (Actor)

Heartbreak (Movie)

John Merrick (Actor)

High Society Blues (Movie)

Eddie Granger (Actor)

Just Around the Corner (Movie)

Jeff Hale (Actor)

Liliom (Movie)

Liliom (Actor)

Lucky Star (Movie)

Timothy Osborn (Actor)

Midnight Menace (Movie)

Brian Gaunt (Actor)

Moonlight Sonata (Movie)

Eric Molander (Actor)

Old Ironsides (Movie)

The Commodore (Actor)

Rosita (Movie)

Bit Part (Actor)

Sunny (Movie)

Jack Cromwell (Actor)

Sunny Side Up (Movie)

Jack Cromwell (Actor)

Tail Spin (Movie)

Bud (Actor)

Tess of the Storm Country (Movie)

Frederick Garfield, Jr. (Actor)

The Big Shakedown (Movie)

Jimmy Morrell (Actor)

The Red Dance (Movie)

Grand Duke Eugen (Actor)

The Rough Riders (Movie)

Stewart Van Brunt (Actor)

Trip to Chinatown (Movie)

Gayne Wilder (Actor)

Wild Girl (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Biography

Enjoyed a successful screen partnership with Janet Gaynor in a series of popular romantic films of the late 1920s and early 30s. Later mayor of Palm Springs and played Gale Storm's dapper father on the popular TV series "My Little Margie" (1952-55).

Relationships

Estelle Farrell

Mother

David Farrell

Father

Ruth Farrell

Sister
older

Virginia Valli

Wife
married 1932, died 1968

EDUCATION

Boston University

Boston , Massachusetts 1918
did not graduate

Milestones

1941

Served in US Navy

1940

Retired from films; became manager and co-owner with Ralph Bellamy of Palm Springs' Racquet Club; sold share in 1959

1939

Appeared on Broadway in stage adaptation of "Seventh Heaven"

1927

First starring film role in "Seventh Heaven"

1926

Appeared in bit parts and as extra including Mack Sennett films until signed by Fox

1923

Film acting debut (extra) in "The Cheat"

Worked as business manager of vaudeville comic, Little Billy

Starred on TV series, "My Little Margie"

Bonus Trivia

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Served as Mayor of Palm Springs for seven years (elected in 1947 and 1952).

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Not to be confused with Irish actor Charles Farrell who died in 1988.

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