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Frances Farmer (Frances Elena Farmer)

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Biography

Seattle, Washington, USA
Born in Seattle, Frances Farmer studied drama at the University of Washington, Seattle. In 1935, she went to Hollywood where she secured a seven-year contract with Paramount. 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 received a lobotomy. After seven years she was released, and spent some of the remaining years of her life tending the parents who had committed her and taking odd jobs. Read more...

Actor

Character: Lotta Morgan / Lotta Bostrom

Come and Get It 1936

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Character: Josie Mansfield

The Toast of New York 1937

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Character: Linda Chalmers

Flowing Gold 1940

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Writing