Thelma Todd

Thelma Todd

Highest Rated: 100% Counsellor-at-Law (1933)

Lowest Rated: 89% Monkey Business (1931)

Birthday: Jul 29, 1906

Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

A vivacious and sexy blonde who displayed sharp comic timing, Thelma Todd became an expert foil for comedians like the Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, and ZaSu Pitts, only to wind up dead under suspicious circumstances and have her name forever tied with scandal. Todd entered Hollywood during the silent era, when she appeared in a number of films like "Fascinating Youth" (1926) and "The Noose" (1928), but made an effortless transition to sound pictures with Marx Brothers comedies like "Monkey Business" (1931) and "Horse Feathers" (1932). She attempted to change her image with dramatic roles, acting under the name of Alison Lloyd in "Corsair" (1931) while appearing as Todd in the original version of "The Maltese Falcon" (1931). After some critical backlash from her change of pace, Todd returned to comedies with several shorts that starred ZaSu Pitts and later Patsy Kelly, and starred opposite Buster Keaton and Jimmy Durante in "Speak Easily" (1932). She had more prominent turns in "The Devil's Brother" (1933), "Hips, Hips, Hooray!" (1934) and "Two for Tonight" (1935). In December 1935, however, Todd's body was discovered in her car, which was parked in a garage, after having died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Though officially ruled a suicide, Todd's death was marred by suspicion of foul play and remained one of Hollywood's most elusive unsolved mysteries.

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No Score Yet 58% The Bohemian Girl Gypsy Queen's Daughter (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Top Flat Thelma Todd (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tin Man Self - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sing, Sister, Sing Thelma (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet After the Dance Mabel Kane (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Money Miss Thelma Todd (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lightning Strikes Twice Judith "Judy" Nelson (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Horse Farmers Thelma (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Take the Stand Miss Sally Oxford (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Opened by Mistake Thelma (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Babes in the Goods Thelma Todd (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soup and Fish Miss Thelma Todd (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 40% Hips, Hips, Hooray Miss Frisby (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cockeyed Cavaliers Lady Genevieve (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 29% Palooka Trixie (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bottoms Up Judith Marlowe (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maids a la Mode Miss Todd (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bargain of the Century Thelma Todd (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Air Hostess Unknown (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sitting Pretty Gloria Duval (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Asleep in the Feet Thelma (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beauty and the Bus Thelma (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Son of a Sailor The Baroness (Character) - 1933
100% 77% Counsellor-at-Law Lillian La Rue (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 69% The Devil's Brother Lady Pamela (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Backs to Nature Self - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheating Blondes Anne Merrick/Elaine Manners (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary Stevens, M.D. Lois Rising (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Show Business Thelma (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nickel Nurser Thelma Todd (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 74% Call Her Savage Sunny De Lane (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strictly Unreliable Self - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Timer Unknown (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 62% Klondike Klondike (Character) - 1932
97% 87% Horse Feathers Connie Bailey (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Is the Night Claire Mathewson (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 26% Speak Easily Eleanor Espere (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deception Lola Del Mont (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Noses Miss Todd (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sealskins Unknown (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hot Heiress Lola (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let's Do Things Unknown (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 12% Corsair Alison Corning (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 71% Chickens Come Home Mrs. Hardy (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Catch as Catch Can Thelma (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broadminded Gertie Gardner (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pip From Pittsburg Thelma (Character) - 1931
89% 84% Monkey Business Lucille Briggs (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Follow Thru Mrs. Van Horn (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet 57% Another Fine Mess Lady Plumtree (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet All Teed Up Thelma (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real McCoy Thelma (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet High C's Antoinette (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Man Nelly (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whispering Whoopee Miss Todd (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dollar Dizzy Thelma Todd (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet The King The Queen (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Footprints to Satan Eve (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Noose Phyllis (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nevada Hettie Ide (Character) - 1927

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