Frances Farmer

1913 - 1970

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Frances Elena Farmer (September 19, 1913 – August 1, 1970) was an American actress and television hostess. She appeared in over a dozen feature films over the course of her career, though she garnered notoriety for the various sensationalized accounts of her life, especially her involuntary commitment to psychiatric hospitals and subsequent mental health struggles. A native of Seattle, Washington, Farmer began acting in stage productions while a student at the University of Washington. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frances Farmer has received more than 2,076,629 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Frances Farmer is the 326th most popular actor (down from 268th in 2019), the 636th most popular biography from United States (down from 529th in 2019) and the 175th most popular American Actor.

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  • 27

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  • 9.06

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  • 1.65

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Among actors, Frances Farmer ranks 326 out of 10,030. Before her are Donald Pleasence, William Shatner, Mickey Rooney, F. Murray Abraham, Alan Arkin, and Sam Neill. After her are Heath Ledger, Ali MacGraw, Robert Mitchum, Emma Thompson, Matt Damon, and Wentworth Miller.

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Among people born in 1913, Frances Farmer ranks 30Before her are Lon Nol, Albert Ellis, Paul Erdős, Kenzō Tange, Roger Garaudy, and Luz Long. After her are Werner Mölders, Leônidas, Carmen Amaya, Erich Priebke, Silvio Piola, and Artur Axmann. Among people deceased in 1970, Frances Farmer ranks 30Before her are Peter II of Yugoslavia, Nelly Sachs, Bruce McLaren, Eric Berne, Vladimir Propp, and Jochen Rindt. After her are Heinrich Brüning, Maud Lewis, Andrey Yeryomenko, Artem Mikoyan, Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia, and John Dos Passos.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frances Farmer ranks 636 out of 15,968. Before her are Melvin Calvin (1911), Mickey Rooney (1920), F. Murray Abraham (1939), Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904), Alan Arkin (1934), and Donna Summer (1948). After her are Buddy Holly (1936), Ali MacGraw (1939), Roy Orbison (1936), Francis Gary Powers (1929), Charles Taze Russell (1852), and Benjamin Thompson (1753).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Frances Farmer ranks 175Before her are Telly Savalas (1922), Douglas Fairbanks (1883), Ellen Burstyn (1932), Mickey Rooney (1920), F. Murray Abraham (1939), and Alan Arkin (1934). After her are Ali MacGraw (1939), Robert Mitchum (1917), Matt Damon (1970), John Malkovich (1953), Joan Crawford (1904), and Walter Matthau (1920).

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