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Frances Farmer

Highest Rated:   90% Come and Get It (1936)
Lowest Rated:   90% Come and Get It (1936)
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Birthplace:   Seattle, WA, USA
Frances Farmer is one of Hollywood's most tragic figures. In 1936, she made her feature-film debut. One year later, she defied the studios and simultaneously began appearing on stage with New York's Group Theater, where she played the female lead in Golden Boy and other Broadway plays of the late '30s. After gaining great critical praise for her dual role in the film Come and Get It (1936), Farmer became a sensation, and it was expected that she would become Paramount's greatest star. However, she suffered from alcoholism and mental illness and had some run-ins with the law, forcing her retirement in 1942. Declared insane, Farmer went on to spend seven years in various mental-health hospitals before attempting a comeback in the '50s, when she worked in stock, appeared in one film, and made some TV appearances, including the hosting of a local TV program in Indianapolis. She died of cancer at 57. She was married from 1934-42 to actor Leif Erickson. Her autobiography, Will There Really Be a Morning? was published posthumously, and she became the subject of two books. Her life was also the subject of two off-Broadway plays, a TV movie starring Susan Blakely (Committed), and the film Frances (1982), for which Jessica Lange (in the title role) received a "Best Actress" Oscar nomination.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Party Crashers
  • Mrs. Bickford
1958
No Score Yet Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake
  • Isabel
1942
No Score Yet Among the Living
  • Elaine Raden
1941
No Score Yet Badlands of Dakota
  • Calamity Jane
1941
No Score Yet Flowing Gold
  • Linda Chalmers
1940
No Score Yet South of Pago Pago
  • Ruby Taylor
1940
No Score Yet Ride a Crooked Mile
  • Trina
1938
No Score Yet Ebb Tide
  • Faith Wishart
1937
No Score Yet Exclusive
  • Vina Swain
1937
No Score Yet The Toast of New York
  • Josie Mansfield
1937
90% Come and Get It
  • Lotta Morgan / Lotta Bostrom
1936
No Score Yet Rhythm on the Range
  • Doris Halliday
1936
No Score Yet Border Flight
  • Anne Blane
1936
No Score Yet Too Many Parents
  • Sally Colman
1936

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