Glenda Farrell: Her Life and Legacy

Glenda Farrell’s name is not a very well-known one these days. The average person has heard of Fay Wray, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, and numerous other classic actresses, but not Glenda Farrell. Many classic film enthusiasts are familiar with her, but to the average person of today, her name does not ring a bell. For that reason, I have undertaken to write an article about her life and legacy. It’s a little long, but that’s because I feel that it needs to be, as few people know much about Glenda Farrell and not much has been written about her in the past (compared to more famous actresses, anyway). If you look at the bottom of this page, you will also find links to some interesting Glenda Farrell resources from around the web.

If you like this article, you may also be interested in my companion piece, “Glenda Farrell: In Her Own Words”.

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2 comments on “Glenda Farrell: Her Life and Legacy

  1. For years when I was growing up, among the Christmas cards from familiar friends and relatives, there would always be one from Dr & Mrs Henry Ross. I was probably in my mid teens before the connection was made between the fairly pedestrian name on the cards and my mom’s stories of her friendship with a famous movie star.

    Glenda Farrell was a name we knew young enough that the name meant ‘Movie Star’ and the beautiful gold purse and accessories the Ross’s gave my mom on her wedding was a favorite coveted item, which I’m very happy to say I was given in turn, winning out over my two sisters.

    Her star has faded from popular culture, but her name remains fondly remembered in our family.

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