Glenda Farrell Overview:

Legendary actress, Glenda Farrell, was born on Jun 30, 1904 in Enid, Oklahoma. Farrell died at the age of 66 on May 1, 1971 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in United States Military Academy Post Cemetery in West Point, Orange County, NY.

MINI BIO:

Buoyant, witty, blonde American actress with lived-in charm and long, pencilled eyebrows. Many cinemagoers' favorite wisecracking woman-of-the-world from Hollywood films of the 1930s, she is perhaps most fondly recalled as the intrepid girl reporter Torchy Blane. Was once said to have delivered a 400 word speech in 40 seconds. Won an Emmy in 1963. Died from lung cancer.

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HONORS and AWARDS:

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Farrell was never nominated for an Academy Award.

BlogHub Articles:

On DVD: Joan Blondell and in Kansas City Princess (1934)

By KC on Jun 19, 2018 From Classic Movies

Throughout decades of movie fandom I’ve seen astonishing sights and transcendent works of art, and yet, if you asked me what I want to see at any given moment, I would probably ask to watch and Joan Blondell doing stuff. Whatever production they are in, they never let you down, ... Read full article


Classic Movie Travels: , Wichita, Kansas

By Annette Bochenek on Apr 19, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Classic Movie Travels: , Wichita, Kansas There are so many actresses to celebrate when it comes to Depression Era films, and is certainly one of them. Shining with snappy dialogue in several cleverly construed plots, it is no surprise that Glenda’s ... Read full article


On DVD: Guy Kibbee and Triple Features

By KC on Jan 3, 2018 From Classic Movies

I’ve appreciated Warner Archive’s strategy of packaging lesser known flicks in thematically arranged sets. It’s a great way to rediscover forgotten titles and get exposure to movies that, while worth a look, might not be of enough interest to justify individual release. With the re... Read full article


INSPIRATIONAL HEROES BLOGATHON: as Torchy Blane

on Dec 29, 2017 From Caftan Woman

The Midnite Drive-In and Hamlette's Soliloquy are hosting the Inspirational Heroes blogathon from December 29th to January 1st. From the every man to the superhero, what movie and character makes you cheer? Click HERE or HERE for what inspires fellow movie fans. "When I grow up I want to be Tor... Read full article


INSPIRATIONAL HEROES BLOGATHON: as Torchy Blane

on Dec 29, 2017 From Caftan Woman

The Midnite Drive-In and Hamlette's Soliloquy are hosting the Inspirational Heroes blogathon from December 29th to January 1st. From the every man to the superhero, what movie and character makes you cheer? Click HERE or HERE for what inspires fellow movie fans. "When I grow up I want to be Tor... Read full article


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Glenda Farrell Quotes:

Florence: [describing the disfigured man's appearance] And that face , it was like an African war mask.
Detective: You mean he was colored?
Florence: I don't know what he was , but he made Frankenstein look like a lily.


Florence: As I live and breathe and wear spats the prince.
Jim: You been doing experiments with scotch and soda again?
Florence: Where'd you get that news item, from a little bird?
Jim: Yeah, have a pleasant vacation?
Florence: Charming, more delightful people crippled.


Fanny Webson: So if you ever get to San Francisco, look us up.
Tom Herrera: I might.
Fanny Webson: We'll have at least a dozen ways for a man to lose his money and enjoy the fact that he lost it.


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Grandmother of Mark Farrell.

Buried at West Point US Military Academy, Post Cemetery, West Point, New York - VII D-211

Her son Tommy was born October 7, 1921 at her parents' house.

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