Frances Farmer

Frances Farmer
1913 - 1970

Frances Farmer  American Actress


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Rest in peace.


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

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

Frances Farmer had an encounter with Howard Clurman.


American Actress Frances Farmer was born Frances Elena Farmer on 19th September, 1913 in Seattle, Washington, USA and passed away on 1st Aug 1970 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA aged 56. She 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: American film actors, American television personalities and American Roman Catholics.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating2 - - -
Married3 13 years, 7 months 7 years, 8 months 3 years
Encounter1 - - -
Total6 13 years, 7 months 3 years, 10 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
Buried Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Height 5' 6" (168 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
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
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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 hostess. She appeared in over a dozen feature films over the course of her career, though she garnered notoriety for the various sensationalized accounts of her life, especially her involuntary commitment to psychiatric hospitals and subsequent mental health struggles.

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Frances Farmer56 VirgoActress
Leland Mikesell67 Taurus
Alfred Lobley52 Cancer
Clifford Odets57 CancerPlaywright
Leif Erickson74 ScorpioActor
Howard Clurman120 VirgoDirector
Howard Hawks81 GeminiDirector


The Party Crashers1958Mrs. BickfordMovie
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 Dakota1941JaneMovie
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 Bostrom, Lotta MorganMovie
Rhythm on the Range1936Doris HallowayMovie
Border Flight1936Anne BlaneMovie
Too Many Parents1936Sally ColmanMovie
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Posted commentsView all comments (4)

wjerryzwjerryzMar 7, 2017

I liked her in Ebb Tide

RedheadenuffsaidRedheadenuffsaidApr 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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