Thelma Todd Overview:

Legendary actress, Thelma Todd, was born on Jul 29, 1906 in Lawrence, MA. Todd died at the age of 29 on Dec 16, 1935 in Pacific Palisades, CA .


Tall, funny, blonde American character comedienne with pencilled eyebrows and happy, expressive face. A former beauty contest winner, she stooged for almost all of the great early thirties comedians, including the Marx Brothers and Laurel and Hardy, and proved herself a funny lady in her own right in a long series of two-reelers with ZaSu Pitts and Patsy Kelly. Died from carbon monoxide poisoning, in her garaged car.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).



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

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By Dan Day Jr. on Jan 30, 2019 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

One of the home video highlights of 2018 was the official release of all the Hal Roach comedy shorts of , Zasu Pitts, and Patsy Kelly....and now we have a book to go along with them. James L. Neibaur's THE HAL ROACH COMEDY SHORTS OF , ZASU PITTS, AND PATSY KELLY, published by M... Read full article

The Funny Papers: Patsy Kelly and , The Slapstick Buddy Duo

By Kellee Pratt on Jan 29, 2019 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

The Funny Papers: Patsy Kelly and , The Slapstick Buddy Duo Lately, I?ve been binge-watching an Amazon Prime show which has also garnered attention at the Golden Globes, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. It?s a hilarious delight that many classic film fans may likely enjoy for its classic 1950s/... Read full article

& Zasu Pitts: The Hal Roach Collection 1931-33

By Dan Day Jr. on Nov 4, 2018 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

This summer Classic Flix released the entire series of -Patsy Kelly short subject comedies on DVD, and now the Sprocket Vault brings us the complete -Zasu Pitts series on DVD as well. The Todd/Pitts/Kelly comedies, produced at the Hal Roach Studios, are now finally all availabl... Read full article

The Complete Hal Roach Patsy Kelly Comedy Collection

By Dan Day Jr. on Jul 19, 2018 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

I've been waiting years for any of the /Zasu Pitts/Patsy Kelly comedy short subjects to be officially released on home video. Finally there's some light at the end of the tunnel. ClassicFlix has released all 21 of the /Patsy Kelly shorts as a DVD set, and the /Zasu P... Read full article


By FlickChick on Nov 23, 2015 From A Person in the Dark

The death of fun-loving and beautiful was one of Hollywood's most tragic deaths. Beautiful She was a smart, beautiful movie star. She was loved by her public and by many men. Yet, somehow, never seemed to be able to grab and hold that brass ring. Something alw... Read full article

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Profiled in book "Funny Ladies" by Stephen Silverman. [1999]

Her dad was John Todd.

Miss Massachusetts, 1925

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