Three years before the film, farmers sister, edith elliot, wrote her own account of her famous siblings life in the selfpublished book, look back in love. Frances farmer, western state hospitals famed actress. She is perhaps better known for sensationalized and fictional accounts of her life, and especially her involuntary commitment to a mental hospital. Whitepages people search is the most trusted directory. She has written three newbery honor books and won the u. West seattle high school yearbook entry for frances farmer upper left, 1931. Frances farmer 191970, american actress and television host. Frances farmer phone, address, background info whitepages. I was hooked as soon as i read the emily dickinson poem in the forward, i even memorized it for english class and could recite it for years. An older book about a good actress that is not well known. In 1935, she went to hollywood where she secured a sevenyear contract with paramount. Frances elena farmer september 19, 19august 1, 1970 was an american actress and television hostess. A screen actress whose performances transcend her own time is rare.
The film stars jessica lange as frances farmer, a troubled actress during the 1930s whose career suffered as a result of her mental illness. Frances elena farmer september 19, 19august 1, 1970 was an american actress and. Her tragic fate suggests that psychiatry plays an important role in the illuminati jewish plan for world tyranny. She was beautiful, an actress, a seeker of the truth, and betrayed by a crazy. Find highquality frances farmer stock photos and editorial news pictures from getty images. The unraveling of frances farmer the washington post. Frances farmer was thought to be the next garbo in the golden age of hollywood.
A 1982 biographical film based on this book erroneously depicted these events as true, resulting in renewed interest in her life and career. It was followed by a made for television movie will there really be a morning. Frances farmer was a hollywood actress in the 1940s. The truth of frances farmers life the less lurid version of the tale went relatively unnoticed. Frances farmer was western state hospitals most famous patient, an upandcoming actress born in seattle wash. Actress frances farmer restrained after parole violation she was in and out of mental institutions for years, and a movie, frances, was made of her life starring jessica lange. In the book, which arnold claimed was a biography, he writes that western. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Though there are rumours that her friend jean radcliffe ghostwritten this biography, it seems irrelevent due to what is told.
She was beautiful, an actress, a seeker of the truth, and betrayed by a crazy mother. Frances farmer biography, movie highlights and photos. This disambiguation page lists articles about people with the same name. Edith farmer elliot goes into some detail in her book over frances. For her very special tribute appearance on this is your life 1952, frances was given an automobile an edsel. In 1943, she was wrongfully declared mentally incompetent and committed by her parents to a series of asylums and public mental hospitals, leading to a false rumor that she. See more ideas about frances farmer, farmer and hollywood. Actress frances farmer wrote supposedly this thoughtprovoking and harrowing account of her life in 1972, and included her childhood, rise to stardom, betrayal by lovers, her alcoholism and drug abuse brought on by the demands of the movie studio system and a combative personality, the time spent in a mental hospital in washington, and her later years. Some 50 years after her best work, frances farmer remains contemporary.
And so finally we get around once again to actress frances farmer. I feel shelley did an excellant job spanning the life of ms. A stunning leading lady of the late 1930s, actress frances farmers starred in the musical rhythm on the range 1936 and the melodrama come and get it 1936, both of which helped tag her as a rising star. Feb 22, 1983 suddenly, it seems, its frances farmer time. Born in seattle, frances farmer studied drama at the university of washington, seattle. Nov 04, 2011 frances farmer was western state hospitals most famous patient, an upandcoming actress born in seattle wash. The legend of actress frances farmer endures among the greatest tragedies in the hollywood firmament. As far as i know, there are three books extant that claim to provide the real story of frances farmers life, and all of them are in some way compromised. But the story surrounding her mental stability issues remains mysterious and full of. Most people believe that infamous actress frances farmer was. Frances farmer was an actress in the 1930s and 1940s, hollywoods. Farmer was always determined not just to be a productionline star, and wanted more to be a theatre actress. Would seeing the real frances farmer give me a photographed glimpse into the world. Francis mark farmer 18661922, dental surgeon and lecturer.
In 1993, the band nirvana, released the song frances farmer will have her revenge on seattle. Frances elena farmer september 19, 19 august 1, 1970 was an american actress of stage and screen. Download premium images you cant get anywhere else. One year later, she defied the studios and simultaneously began appearing on stage with new york. Born september 19, 19, in seattle, wa, farmer was the daughter of an attorney. I had to read this book after my mom took me to see the movie frances when i was twelve.
The series premiered on october, 1958 and ended in september 1964. Search for frances farmer is a 1978 biographical novel by william arnold, ostensibly about the life of actress frances farmer. Frances elena farmer was an american actress and television host. Biography for frances farmer turner classic movies. The actress who enjoyed something of a resurgence in the early 1980s because of a biography and couple of biopics, is now the subject of peter shelleys tome frances farmer the life and films of a troubled star. Nancy farmer is an american author of childrens and young adult books and science fiction. In it, she talked about all the awful experiences the young actress had to go through over the years she spent in various psychiatric wards.
Jun 30, 2015 frances farmer died at the age of 56 on aug. A feature film frances starring jessica lange as farmer was released in 1982. The frances farmer story by sebastian stuart, golden girl by peter occhiogrosso and saint frances of hollywood by sally clarke. Jan 17, 2003 frances farmer with errol flynn, lux radio theater, 1937. She appeared in over a dozen feature films over the course of her career, though she garnered notoriety for the various sensationalized accounts of her life, especially her involuntary commitment to psychiatric hospitals and subsequent mental health struggles.
Frances farmer actors and actresses films as actress. Frances farmer collection for item 264261 frances farmer shedding light on shadowland frances farmer shedding light on shadowland frances farmer shedding light on shadowland frances farmer shedding light on shadowland the sad story of frances farmer hollywood s original bad frances farmer the actress who ended up lobotomized. Readers be warnedthe actress is frank in her description of the brutality. Farmer was the subject of three films, three books, and numerous songs and magazine articles. Seattleborn actress frances farmer, a rising star in the 1930s. Frances farmer presents is an american anthology series that aired on indianapolis station wfbmtv then an nbc affiliate. Farmer was the subject of two films, one television special, three books, and numerous songs and magazine articles. National book award for young peoples literature for the house of the scorpion, published by atheneum books for young readers in 2002. A stunning leading lady of the late 1930s, actress frances farmer s starred in the musical rhythm on the range 1936 and the melodrama come and get it 1936, both of which helped tag her as a rising star. Previous biographies of american actress frances farmer 191970 have downplayed her professional achievements to emphasize her turbulent personal life, including several police arrests and repeated confinements in a state mental hospital. Frances has been found in 17 states including florida, north carolina, louisiana, georgia, connecticut, and 12 others. The book sold well enough that they made a hollywood movie about it.
Published june 15th 1973 by dell books first published 1972. View phone numbers, addresses, public records, background check reports and possible arrest records for frances farmer. I knew that walter brennan had won the first supporting actor academy. Buy will there really be a morning reissue by farmer, frances isbn. Frances farmer died in 1970, after having lived a tumultuous life wh. Frances farmer, a woman raised to have a voice and be famous we have a lot of documentation on frances farmer s life. The late actress, whose life disintegrated into a pathetic public spectacle, is now the subject of two film biographies. We have 386 records for frances farmer ranging in age from 53 years old to 100 years old. The sad story of frances farmer, hollywoods original bad girl. Actress frances farmer restrained after parole violation her story became nirvanas frances farmer will have her revenge on seattle song.
Her own sister published the book look back in love. No one seeing her onscreen will forget her deep voice and lovely eyes and no one learning of her life can dismiss her tragic story easily. She is perhaps better known for sensationalized accounts of her life, especially her involuntary commitment to a mental hospital. Frances farmer, the actress who ended up lobotomized. The actress was the subject of several theater plays.991 1353 977 852 186 1403 1042 1116 785 1375 55 841 364 1024 1249 267 1075 237 685 1127 480 1155 957 685 958 62 235 402 544 1492 1088 958 58 414 1020 143 738 1088 1379 782 401 1170 850 99 775