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Glenda Farrell

​After gaining acting experience on the stage, Glenda Farrell became a Warner contract actor in the early 1930s. In spite of her later casting as a hard-boiled reporter in Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) or successful gold digger Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935), one of her first roles was the romantic interest of Edward G. Robinson's former partner in Little Caesar (1931). In most movies, she only had supporting roles, but she's best remembered as a hard-boiled, fast-talking (she was able to speak 390 words in a minute) reporter Torchy Blaine in the film series of the same name. Date of Death 1 May 1971, New York City, New York  (lung cancer)


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Born:
Jun 30, 1904 In Enid, Oklahoma, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
91
First Appeared:
In the movie Little Caesar 1931-01-25
Latest Project:
Movie Tiger by the Tail 1970-01-01
Known For
Poster of The Bing Crosby Show
Poster of The Road to Reno
Poster of Hollywood Hotel
Poster of I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Filmography
Movie Tiger by the Tail Sarah Harvey 1970-01-01
Series Felony Squad Unknown 1966-09-12
Series The Bing Crosby Show Unknown 1964-09-14
Movie Kissin' Cousins Ma Tatum 1964-03-06
Series Bewitched Unknown 1964-09-17
Movie The Disorderly Orderly Dr. Jean Howard 1964-12-16
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series The Islanders Unknown 1960-10-02
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Movie Middle of the Night Mrs. Mueller 1959-06-17
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Movie The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing Mrs. Nesbit 1955-10-01
Movie Secret of the Incas Mrs. Winston 1954-06-06
Movie Susan Slept Here Maude Snodgrass 1954-07-14
Movie Girls in the Night Alice Haynes 1953-01-15
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Apache War Smoke Fanny Webson 1952-09-25
Series Tales of Tomorrow Unknown 1951-08-03
Series Your Show of Shows Unknown 1950-02-25
Movie I Love Trouble Hazel Bixby 1948-01-15
Movie Mary Lou Winnie Winford 1948-01-23
Movie Lulu Belle Molly Benson 1948-08-15
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie Heading For Heaven Nora Elkins 1947-12-06
Movie Ever Since Venus Babs Cartwright 1944-09-14
Movie City Without Men Billie LaRue 1943-01-14
Movie A Night for Crime Susan Cooper 1943-02-18
Movie Klondike Kate Molly 1943-12-17
Movie Twin Beds Sonya Cherupin 1942-04-30
Movie The Talk of the Town Regina Bush 1942-08-20
Movie Johnny Eager Mae Blythe Agridowski 1941-12-09
Movie Breakdowns of 1939 Herself 1939-01-01
Movie Torchy Blane in Chinatown Torchy Blane 1939-02-04
Movie Torchy Runs for Mayor Torchy Blane 1939-05-13
Movie Breakdowns of 1938 Herself 1938-02-07
Movie Blondes at Work Torchy Blane 1938-02-05
Movie Prison Break Jean Fenderson 1938-07-12
Movie Stolen Heaven Rita 1938-05-11
Movie Torchy Gets Her Man Torchy Blane 1938-11-12
Movie Exposed 'Click' Stewart 1938-11-05
Movie The Road to Reno Sylvia Shane 1938-08-01
Movie Breakdowns of 1937 Herself 1937-01-23
Movie Smart Blonde Torchy Blane 1937-01-02
Movie Fly Away Baby Torchy Blane 1937-06-19
Movie The Adventurous Blonde Torchy Blane 1937-11-13
Movie Dance Charlie Dance Fanny Morgan 1937-08-14
Movie Hollywood Hotel Miss Jones, 'Jonesy' 1937-12-20
Movie Breakfast for Two Carol Wallace 1937-10-22
Movie Snowed Under Daisy Lowell 1936-04-04
Movie High Tension Edith McNeil 1936-05-06
Movie The Law in Her Hands Dorothy Davis 1936-05-16
Movie Breakdowns of 1936 Herself 1936-12-30
Movie Gold Diggers of 1937 Genevieve “Gen” Larkin 1936-12-28
Movie Here Comes Carter Verna Kennedy 1936-10-24
Movie Go Into Your Dance Molly Howard 1935-04-20
Movie Traveling Saleslady Claudette 1935-03-28
Movie Gold Diggers of 1935 Betty Hawes 1935-03-15
Movie In Caliente Clara 1935-05-25
Movie Things You Never See on the Screen Herself 1935-12-01
Movie We're in the Money Dixie Tilton 1935-08-17
Movie Miss Pacific Fleet Mae O'Brien 1935-12-14
Movie Little Big Shot Jean 1935-09-07
Movie I've Got Your Number Bonnie aka Madame Francis 1934-02-24
Movie Dark Hazard Valerie 'Val' Wilson 1934-02-03
Movie The Big Shakedown Lily 'Lil' Duran 1934-01-06
Movie Hi, Nellie! Gerry 1934-01-20
Movie Heat Lightning Mrs. Tifton 1934-03-03
Movie Merry Wives of Reno Bunny 1934-05-12
Movie The Secret Bride Hazel Normandie 1934-12-22
Movie Kansas City Princess Marie Callahan 1934-10-13
Movie The Personality Kid Joan 1934-07-31
Movie The Keyhole Dot 1933-03-25
Movie Grand Slam Blondie 1933-03-18
Movie Mystery of the Wax Museum Florence Dempsey 1933-02-18
Movie Gambling Ship Jeanne Sands 1933-06-23
Movie Girl Missing Kay Curtis 1933-03-04
Movie How to Break 90 #2: Position and Back Swing The Golfer's Wife 1933-06-09
Movie Mary Stevens, M.D. Glenda Carroll 1933-07-22
Movie Man's Castle Fay La Rue 1933-11-20
Movie Havana Widows Sadie Appleby 1933-11-18
Movie Bureau of Missing Persons Belle Howard Saunders 1933-09-08
Movie Lady for a Day Missouri Martin 1933-09-13
Movie Scandal for Sale Stella 1932-04-01
Movie Life Begins Florette Darien 1932-09-04
Movie The Match King Babe 1932-12-31
Movie Three on a Match Mrs. Black 1932-10-29
Movie I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang Marie Woods 1932-11-09
Movie Little Caesar Olga Stassoff 1931-01-25