Glenda Farrell

Born Jun 30, 1904

Glenda Farrell was an American film actress.

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1904 Birth Born on June 30, 1904.


1919 15 Years Old Her picture and biography was featured in the magazine’s April 1919 issue, which also stated that Farrell had some experience in the chorus, vaudeville and camp entertainments.
1921 17 Years Old …  They were married from 1921 to 1929. … Read More


1928 24 Years Old In 1928, Farrell was cast as the lead actress in the play The Spider and made her film debut in a minor role in Lucky Boy.
1929 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Farrell moved to New York in 1929, where she replaced Erin O'Brien-Moore as Marion Hardy in Aurania Rouverol's play Skidding. … Read More
1930 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1930, she starred in the comedy short film The Lucky Break with Harry Fox.
1931 27 Years Old In 1931, she was engaged to Jack Durant of the comedy duo "Mitchell & Durant", but never married him. … Read More
1932 28 Years Old She appeared in several more plays and in 1932 stars in the hit play Life Begins. … Read More


1934 30 Years Old She worked in over 20 movies between 1934 and 1936, starring in films like: Go into Your Dance (1935), Little Big Shot (1935), High Tension (1936) and appeared opposite Dick Powell and Joan Blondell in the Academy Award-nominated Gold Diggers of 1935 and Gold Diggers of 1937 musical series. … Read More
In 1937, Farrell was given her own film series as Torchy Blane, "Girl Reporter". … Read More
1939 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1939, after eight years working in films, when her Warner Bros. contact expired, Farrell left the studio and returned to the theater. "There's something more satisfying about working in a play. … Read More
1940 36 Years Old She co-starred with Lyle Talbot and Alan Dinehart in the long-running play Separate Rooms at the Broadway's Plymouth Theater for a successful 613-performance run throughout 1940 and '41.
1941 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1941, Farrell returned to motion pictures, starring in director Mervyn LeRoy's film noir, Johnny Eager.
1942 38 Years Old She starred in the play The Life of Reilly on Broadway in April 1942. … Read More


1949 45 Years Old Farrell made her television debut in 1949 in the anthology series The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre.
1950 46 Years Old She appeared in over 40 television series between 1950 and 1969, including Kraft Theatre, Studio One in Hollywood, The United States Steel Hour, Bonanza and Bewitched.


1963 59 Years Old She won the Emmy Award for outstanding performance in a supporting role by an actress in 1963, for her performance as Martha Morrison in the medical drama series Ben Casey.


1968 64 Years Old Farrell briefly retired in 1968, but soon decided to return to acting.
1971 67 Years Old In 1971, Farrell died from lung cancer, aged 66, at her home in New York City and was interred in the West Point Cemetery, West Point, New York. … Read More
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