Frances Farmer

Frances Farmer
1913 - 1970

Frances Farmer  American Actress


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Frances Farmer passed away on 1st Aug 1970 aged 56.


Frances Farmer was previously married to Leland Mikesell (1958 - 1970), Alfred Lobley (1951 - 1954) and Leif Erickson (1936 - 1942).

She was in relationships with Clifford Odets (1940) and Howard Hawks.

Frances Farmer had encounters with Howard Clurman.


American Actress Frances Farmer passed away on 1st Aug 1970 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA aged 56. Born Frances Elena Farmer on 19th September, 1913 (Virgo) in Seattle, Washington, USA and educated at West Seattle High School, Frances Farmer is most remembered for Hollywood Actress dehumanized by Insane Asylum. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.

Frances Farmer was in 2 on-screen matchups, including Cary Grant in The Toast of New York (1937) and John Garfield in Flowing Gold (1940).

Frances Farmer is a member of the following lists: Actresses from Washington (state), 20th-century American actresses and Paramount Pictures contract players.


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Relationship Statistics

Married3 14 years, 7 months 8 years, 8 months 3 years
Dating2 77 years, 10 months 38 years, 5 months -
Encounter1 - - -
Total6 77 years, 10 months 17 years, 8 months 3 years


First Name Frances
Middle Name Elena
Last Name Mikesell
Maiden Name Farmer
Full Name at Birth Frances Elena Farmer
Age 56 (age at death) years
Birthday 19th September, 1913
Birthplace Seattle, Washington, USA
Died 1st August, 1970
Place of Death Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Cause of Death Throat Cancer
Height 5' 6" (168 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Religion Agnostic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School West Seattle High School
University University of Washington
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Hollywood Actress dehumanized by Insane Asylum
Official Websites
Father Ernest Melvin Farmer
Mother Lillian Van Ornum Farmer
Associated People Nancy Coleman

Frances Elena Farmer (September 19, 1913 – August 1, 1970) was an American actress and television host. She is perhaps better known for sensationalized accounts of her life, especially her involuntary commitment to a mental hospital. Farmer began her career as a stage actress, performing stock theater in New York and later appearing on Broadway. She made her film debut in Too Many Parents (1936), and was subsequently featured in a starring role in the musical western, Rhythm on the Range (1936) opposite Bing Crosby, and The Toast of New York (1937) with Cary Grant.

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Partner Comparison

Frances Farmer56 VirgoActress
Leland Mikesell67 Taurus
Alfred Lobley52 Cancer
Clifford Odets57 CancerPlaywright
Leif Erickson74 ScorpioActor
Howard Hawks81 GeminiDirector
Howard Clurman115 VirgoDirector


The Party Crashers1958Mrs. BickfordMovie
Frances Farmer Presents1958Hostess (1958-1964)TV Show
Special Agent 71958VeraTV Show
Playhouse 901956Val SchmittTV Show
Matinee Theatre1955TV Show
Studio One in Hollywood1948Sarah WalkerTV Show
I Escaped from the Gestapo1943Movie
Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake1942IsabelMovie
Among the Living1941Elaine RadenMovie
Badlands of Dakota1941Calamity JaneMovie
World Premiere1941Kitty CarrMovie
Flowing Gold1940Linda ChalmersMovie
South of Pago Pago1940Ruby TaylorMovie
Ride a Crooked Mile1938TrinaMovie
The Toast of New York1937Josie MansfieldMovie
Ebb Tide1937Faith WishartMovie
Exclusive1937Vina SwainMovie
Come and Get It1936Lotta Morgan, Lotta BostromMovie
Rhythm on the Range1936Doris HallowayMovie
Border Flight1936Anne BlaneMovie
Too Many Parents1936Sally ColmanMovie
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RedheadenuffsaidApr 18, 2009

Love your movies Frances - but still not seen them all yet. Read about your life story. You really had gusto in a time when it was not acceptable to have it. NOT YOUR FAULT. You were treated horrible dear Frances. I hope Heaven is giving you all the love and glory you somehow missed out on on planet earth.

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