Glenda Farrell

Actor
Vivacious, immensely likable character player, memorable as dizzy blondes, wisecracking gold-diggers and hard-boiled gangster's molls in a string of 1930s melodramas and musicals. Starting with "Smart Blonde" (1936) ... Read more »
Born: 06/30/1904 in Enid, Oklahoma, USA

Filmography

Actor (45)

Tiger By the Tail 1969 (Movie)

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Kissin' Cousins 1964 (Movie)

Ma Tatum (Actor)

The Disorderly Orderly 1963 (Movie)

Dr Jean Howard (Actor)

Middle of the Night 1959 (Movie)

Mrs Mueller (Actor)

The Marriage Broker 1956 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing 1955 (Movie)

Mrs Nesbit (Actor)

Secret of the Incas 1954 (Movie)

Mrs Winston (Actor)

Susan Slept Here 1954 (Movie)

Maude (Actor)

Silver Theater 1949 - 1950 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Hotel 1938 (Movie)

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Gold Diggers of 1937 1935 (Movie)

Genevieve Larkin (Actor)

Go Into Your Dance 1934 (Movie)

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Gold Diggers of 1935 1934 (Movie)

Betty Hawes (Actor)

A Man's Castle 1932 (Movie)

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The Mystery of the Wax Museum 1932 (Movie)

Florence Dempsey (Actor)

Three on a Match 1932 (Movie)

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I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang 1931 (Movie)

Marie Woods (Actor)

Little Caesar 1929 (Movie)

Olga Strassoff (Actor)

Blondes at Work (Movie)

Torchy Blane (Actor)

Breakfast for Two (Movie)

Carol Wallace (Actor)

Bureau of Missing Persons (Movie)

Belle Saunders (Actor)

Central Airport (Movie)

Girl in wreck (Actor)

City without Men (Movie)

Billie LaRue (Actor)

Dark Hazard (Movie)

Valerie (Actor)

Ever Since Venus (Movie)

Babs Cartwright (Actor)

Fly-Away Baby (Movie)

Torchy Blane (Actor)

Gambling Ship (Movie)

Jeanne Sands (Actor)

Hi, Nellie! (Movie)

Gerry (Actor)

In Caliente (Movie)

Clara (Actor)

Johnny Eager (Movie)

Mae Blythe (Actor)

Kraft Television Theater (TV Show)

Actor

Lady for a Day (Movie)

Missouri Martin (Actor)

Mary Lou (Movie)

Winnie Winford (Actor)

Scandal for Sale (Movie)

Stella (Actor)

Stolen Heaven (Movie)

Rita (Actor)

The Big Shakedown (Movie)

Lil (Actor)

The Match King (Movie)

Babe (Actor)

The Merry Wives of Reno (Movie)

Bunny (Actor)

The Road to Reno (Movie)

Sylvia Shane (Actor)

The Secret Bride (Movie)

Hazel Normandie (Actor)

The Traveling Saleslady (Movie)

Claudette Ruggles (Actor)

Torchy Blane in Chinatown (Movie)

Torchy Blane (Actor)

Torchy Gets Her Man (Movie)

Torchy Blane (Actor)

Torchy Runs for Mayor (Movie)

Torchy Blane (Actor)

Twin Beds (Movie)

Sonya Cherupin (Actor)

Biography

Vivacious, immensely likable character player, memorable as dizzy blondes, wisecracking gold-diggers and hard-boiled gangster's molls in a string of 1930s melodramas and musicals. Starting with "Smart Blonde" (1936), Farrell starred as Torchy Blane, enterprising woman reporter, in a series of seven B pictures.

Relationships

Charles Farrell

Father
Irish

Wilhelmina Farrell

Mother
of French-German ancestry

Tommy Farrell

Son
born in October 7, 1921 father, Thomas Richards officially changed surname to Farrell in 1932 survived her

Thomas Richards

Husband
married in 1920 divorced in 1929

Henry Ross

Husband
second husband married from 1941 until her death

EDUCATION

Mount Carmel Academy

Wichita, Kansas

Milestones

1968

Starred on Broadway as the mother in "Forty Carats"

1930

First major film role in "Little Caesar"

1929

Film acting debut (bit) in "Lucky Boy"

1928

Made Broadway debut, replacing the leading lady in "Skidding"

Joined stock company after leaving school; member of Brissac Stock Company in San Diego, the Morosco in Los Angeles and Alcazar in San Francisco

Made acting debut at age seven as Little Eva in "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

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