Caption: Still of Frances Farmer in Come and Get It (1936)
Actress, Soundtrack, Writer
Born: September 19, 1913
Star sign: Virgo
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Known for: Come and Get It (1936), The Toast of New York (1937), Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942), Rhythm on the Range (1936)
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 ...