STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 254 this week

Frances Farmer (1913–1970)


Born in Seattle, Frances Farmer studied drama at the University of Washington, Seattle. In 1935, she went to Hollywood where she secured a seven-year contract with Paramount. In 1943, she was wrongfully declared mentally incompetent and committed by her parents to a series of asylums and public mental hospitals, leading to a false rumor that she ... See full bio »

IMDb Picks: February

Of course John Wick: Chapter 2 is on our radar this month. See which other movies and TV shows we're excited about in IMDb Picks.

Visit IMDb Picks

Related News

Suspicion
| Trailers from Hell
Sweet Adeline
| Trailers from Hell

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 people
created 07 Dec 2010
 
a list of 25 people
created 22 Mar 2011
 
a list of 48 people
created 19 Apr 2011
 
a list of 147 people
created 06 Nov 2015
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Frances Farmer's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For

Come and Get It
Come and Get It Lotta Morgan / Lotta Bostrom
(1936)
The Toast of New York
The Toast of New York Josie Mansfield
(1937)
Rhythm on the Range
Rhythm on the Range Doris Halloway
(1936)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (21 credits)
 1959 Special Agent 7 (TV Series)
Vera
- The Velvet Rope (1959) ... Vera
 1958 Frances Farmer Presents (TV Series)
Hostess (1958-1964)
 1958 The Party Crashers
Mrs. Bickford
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Sarah Walker
- Tongues of Angels (1958) ... Sarah Walker
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Val Schmitt
- Reunion (1958) ... Val Schmitt
 1943 I Escaped from the Gestapo (montage sequence) (uncredited)
 1941 Among the Living
Elaine Raden
 1941 World Premiere
Kitty Carr
 1940 South of Pago Pago
Ruby Taylor
 1938 Ride a Crooked Mile
Trina
 1937 The Toast of New York
Josie Mansfield
 1937 Exclusive
Vina Swain
 1936 Come and Get It
Lotta Morgan / Lotta Bostrom
 1936 Rhythm on the Range
Doris Halloway
 1936 Border Flight
Anne Blane
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Thunder Rock (1939). Drama. Written by Robert Ardrey. Directed by Elia Kazan. Mansfield Theatre: 14 Nov 1939- 2 Dec 1939 (23 performances). Cast: 'Frances Farmer' (as "Melanie"), Luther Adler, Roman Bohnen, Harry Bratsburg, Phil Brown, Morris Carnovsky, Lee J. Cobb, Mary Fowler, Robert Lewis, Myron McCormick, Ruth Nelson, Art ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on her reaction to her high school essay "God Dies"] It was pretty sad, because for the first time, I found how stupid people could be. It sort of made me feel alone in the world. The more people pointed at me in scorn, the more stubborn I got, and when they began calling me the Bad Girl of West High School, I tried to live up to it. See more »

Trivia:

The actress was the subject of several theater plays: "The Frances Farmer Story" by Sebastian Stuart, "Golden Girl" by Peter Occhiogrosso and "Saint Frances of Hollywood" by Sally Clarke. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

Contribute to This Page