Frances Farmer Overview:

Legendary actress, Frances Farmer, was born Frances Elena Farmer on Sep 19, 1913 in Seattle, WA. Farmer died at the age of 56 on Aug 1, 1970 in Indianapolis, IN and was laid to rest in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Indianapolis, Hamilton County, IN.

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Farmer was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Come and Get It (1936) with The Hawksian Archetype

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 4, 2019 From 4 Star Films

Author Edna Ferber in both her plays and novels had a penchant for sprawling familial?tales of Americana which were?indubitably fortified?by social issues.?Come and Get It gives the initial impression of another Howard Hawks?movie released?the same year, Barbary Coast (1936). In fact, that’s p... Read full article


By Annette Bochenek on Jun 24, 2015 From Hometowns to Hollywood

“The more people pointed at me in scorn, the more stubborn I got. And when they began calling me the ‘Bad Girl of West Seattle High,’ I tried to live up to it.” - When I relayed the complicated?tale of ’s life to a friend of mine, his respons... Read full article


Genna Davis "looks like" .

By Dawn on Feb 20, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Geena" Davis (born January 21, 1957) is an American actress, film producer, writer, former fashion model, and a women's Olympics archery team semi-finalist. She is known for her roles in The Fly, Beetlejuice, Thelma and Louise, and The Accidental Tourist, for which she won the 1988 Academy Award for... Read full article


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Frances Farmer Quotes:

Josie Mansfield: Besides, if you want something real bad, you gotta take some hard knocks to get it.
James 'Jim' Fisk Jr.: Say, you've learned a lot for a young lady. What are you after... reaching for the moon?
Josie Mansfield: No, just one little star on a dressing room door.


Mrs. Nickerson: Why don't you go over to Josh's house and drive his mother crazy?


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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.

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.

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

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