Farmer, Frances

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Farmer, Frances Gender: F
Frances Elena Farmer
born on 19 September 1913 at 04:45 (= 04:45 AM )
Place Seattle, Washington, 47n36, 122w20
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
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Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wilsons
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 25°58' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 09°38 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 12°50'

Portrait of Frances Farmer 
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Frances Farmer
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American actress, a leading lady known as "Miss Sex-Appeal of 1937." She made a film debut in "Too Many Parents," 1935, played on stage, movies and radio. With a bent for self-destruction, she went on a course of drinking, affairs, parties, arrests and rowdy conduct. Farmer eloped with Leif Erickson 2/08/1936 but they separated the following year when she had an affair with Clifford Odets. Her agent sued her for $75,000 for breach of contract but the suit was dismissed.

Farmer's mom had her committed to an institution in May 1945 for five years, during which she was given shock treatments. When she was released, on 7/27/1953 she got a court order discharging her mom as her legal guardian. She married in 1953, for five years. On 8/12/1957, she made a comeback, returning to stage. Her third wedding was on 3/27/1958. On 10/01/1958, Farmer began hosting a TV interview show for six years. She was drinking more heavily by then.

Farmer died of throat cancer 8/01/1970, Indianapolis, IN. Her autobiography "Will There Really be a Morning?" was published posthumously in 1972.

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  • role played of/by Lange, Jessica (born 20 April 1949). Notes: Lange plays Farmer in 1982 film "Frances"


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released April 1931 ("God Dies", essay published for $100 prize)
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  • Social : Begin Travel 30 March 1935 in Seattle (Began trip to Moscow, won by selling subscriptions)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 8 February 1936 in Los Angeles (Leif Erickson, one year)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 4 November 1937 in Manhattan ("Golden Boy", Broadway debut at Belasco theatre, 250 performances ending June 1938)
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  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 19 October 1942 in Santa Monica (Traffic altercation while driving drunk)
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  • Crime : Trial dates 14 January 1943 in Los Angeles (Sentenced to 180 days in jail)
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  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 2 September 1943 in La Crescenta (Released from La Crescenta sanitarium)
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  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 24 March 1944 in Steilacoom (Committed to Steilacoom sanitarium)
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  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 23 March 1950 in Steilacoom (Released from Steilacoom sanitarium)
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  • Other Misc. 27 July 1953 (Court order, mom not guardian)
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  • Work : New Career 1 October 1958 (Host of a talk show)
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  • Death by Disease 1 August 1970 (Cancer of throat, age 56)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from the Wilsons (Same Contemporary American Horoscopes)


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Throat)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Institutionalized, heavy)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Psychotic Episode (Asylum 1945-50)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Schizophrenia (jan 1943 manic depressive psychosis, later changed to paranoid schizophrenia)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (Leif Erickson)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (Affair with Clifford Odets)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Party animal (Rowdy drinking and partying)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Extremes in quantity (Parties, active social life, many affairs)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Lawsuit sued (Won)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Sex-symbol
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Will There Really be a Morning?)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Crime Collection