Frances Farmer

Frances Farmer

Culture Club and Everything But The Girl both wrote songs about her, The Medal Song and Ugly Little Dreams respectively.

Contrary to popular belief, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, was not named after Frances Farmer.

Director Howard Hawks said he considered her the best actress he ever worked with.

Farmer was the subject of a song Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle on the album In-Utero by Nirvana.

For her very special tribute appearance on _"This Is Your Life" (1958), Frances was given an automobile - an Edsel.

Frances Farmer My Hero - The Unauthorized Biography is a rock opera based on the life of the tragic screen star.

French-Canadian singer Mylène Farmer chose her stage name in homage to Frances, and her first hit song, Maman a tort, in 1984 was about the actress.

Her life is also profiled in the A&E documentary "Frances Farmer: Paradise Lost" (2001) directed by Lawrence Williams.

Her rise and tragic fall were documented in the movie Frances (1982) with Jessica Lange in the lead role. She received an Oscar nomination for best actress for her performance.

Her third, and last, husband Leland C. Mikesell was born May 20, 1904 and died January 1971.

She inspired several literature works: "God's Peculiar Care" (1991) by 'Patrick Roscoe (from the title of Farmer's lost biographical novel), the thriller "The Canvas Prison" (1982) by Gordon DeMarco and the collection of short stories "Las fotografías de Frances Farmer" (1992) by Peruvian author Iván Thays.

Singer Patterson Hood included the song Frances Farmer in his 2004 album Killers and Stars which features Farmer's picture on the cover.

Stephen Cush, a member of the British group The Men They Couldn't Hang wrote a song called Lobotomy Gets 'Em Home in memory of Frances Farmer after he saw the biographical film Frances (1982). The song appears on the album Silvertown on Silvertone Records - now deleted.

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.

Was portrayed by Susan Blakely in Will There Really Be a Morning? (1983) (TV).