Charles Farrell Biography (1900-1990)

Born August 9, 1900 (some sources say 1901 or 1902), in Onset Bay, MA; died of cardiac arrest, May 6, 1990, in Palm Springs, CA; married Virginia Valli, 1931 (died, September, 1968).

Nationality
American
Birth Details
August 9, 1900
Onset Bay, Massachusetts, United States
Death Details
May 6, 1990
Palm Springs, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
  • The Ten Commandments, Paramount, 1923.
  • The Commodore, Old Ironsides, Paramount, 1926.
  • Timmy, Sandy, Paramount, 1926.
  • Chico, Seventh Heaven, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1927.
  • Stewart Van Brunt, The Rough Riders, Paramount, 1927.
  • Allen Pender, The River, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1928.
  • Gino, Street Angel, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1928.
  • Timothy Osborn, Lucky Star, 1929.
  • Jack Cromwell, Sunny Side Up, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1929.
  • Lem Tustine, City Girl, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1930.
  • Happy Days, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1930.
  • Eddie Granger, High Society Blues, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1930.
  • Title role, Liliom, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1930.
  • Charles Peters, The Princess and the Plumber, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1930.
  • Legionnaire, Song of Soho, First National, 1930.
  • Major Andrews, Body and Soul, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1931.
  • Jerry Beaumont, Delicious, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1931.
  • Poner, The Flying Fool, Wardour, 1931.
  • George Wollmer, The Gables Mystery (also known as The Man at Six), Powers, 1931.
  • John Merrick, Heartbreak, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1931.
  • Wharton, The House Opposite, Pathe, 1931.
  • Chicago Joe, The Limping Man (also known as Creeping Shadows), Powers, 1931.
  • Stephen Randolph, The Man Who Came Back, Twentieth Century-Fox. 1931.
  • John Lonsdale, Merely Mary-Ann, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1931.
  • Peter Piper, After Tomorrow, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1932.
  • Tommy Tucker, The First Year, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1932.
  • Bookmaker, Lucky Ladies, Warner Brothers/First National, 1932.
  • Digger, Money for Nothing, Pathe, 1932.
  • Frederick Garfield, Jr., Tess of the Storm Country, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1932.
  • Williams, Tonight's the Night (also known as Tonight's the Night--Pass ItOn), Wardour, 1932.
  • One of the strangers, Wild Girl (also known as Salomy Jane), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1932.
  • Smiler, Why Saps Leave Home, Power, 1932.
  • Tom Duncan, Girl without a Room, Paramount, 1933.
  • Martin, Night and Day (also known as Jack's The Boy), Gaumont, 1933.
  • Jimmy Morrell, The Big Shakedown, Warner Brothers, 1934.
  • Chris Thring, Change of Heart, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1934.
  • Title role, Larry Davis, Universal, 1935.
  • Himself, Two Hearts in Harmony, British International/Pickers, 1935.
  • Red Wagon, First Division, 1936.
  • Louis Brown, Boys Will Be Boys, Gaumont, 1936.
  • Sandy Nelson, The Flying Doctor, General Film Distributors, 1936.
  • Niba, Forbidden Heaven, Republic, 1936.
  • Howard Elliott, Trouble Ahead (also known as Falling in Love), Times, 1936.
  • Spike, Under Proof, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1936.
  • Briant Gaunt, Bombs over London (also known as Midnight Menace), Grosvenor, 1937.
  • Scales, Romance and Riches (also known as The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss; Riches and Romance; and Amazing Adventure), Grand National, 1937.
  • Palmer, Scotland Yard Commands (also known as The Lonely Road), Grand National, 1937.
  • Captain Lawrence, Flight to Fame, Columbia, 1938.
  • Jeff Hale, Just Around the Corner, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938.
  • Jackson, Meet Mr. Penny, Associated British Films, 1938.
  • Eric Molander, Moonlight Sonata, United Artists, 1938.
  • Dave, Night Journey, Butchers Film Service, 1938.
  • Spike Nelson, Jail Birds, Butchers Film Service, 1939.
  • Logan, Treachery on the High Seas (also known as Not Wanted on Voyage), Film Alliance, 1939.
  • Tov Katch, The Rebel Son, United Artists, 1939.
  • Bud, Tail Spin, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1939.
  • Walker, Convoy, Associated British Films, 1940.
  • The Deadly Game, Monogram, 1941.
  • Jim Benson, Bell-Bottom George, Columbia, 1943.
  • Meet Sexton Blake, Anglo-American, 1944.
  • Johnny in the Clouds (also known as The Way to the Stars), United Artists, 1945.
  • Don Dooley, Don Chicago, Anglo, 1945.
  • This Man Is Mine, Columbia, 1946.
  • Curley, I Became a Criminal (also known as They Made Me a Fugitive and They Made Me a Criminal), Warner Brothers, 1947.
  • Jack, The Turners of Prospect Road, Grand National, 1947.
  • Beer, Night and the City, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1950.
  • Felling, Madame Louise, Butchers Film Service, 1951.
  • Arthur, There Was a Young Lady, Butchers Film Service, 1953.
  • Percy, Final Appointment, Monarch, 1954.
  • Posh Peterson, The Hornet's Nest, GFD-Rank, 1955.
  • Basher, See How They Run, British Lion, 1955.
  • Percy Simspon, Stolen Assignment, British Lion, 1955.
  • Shiv Maitland, Death over My Shoulder, Orb, 1958.
  • Percy Simspon, The Diplomatic Corpse, R.F.D. Production, 1958.
  • Bartender, The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1958.
  • Karver, The Strange Case of Dr. Manning (also known as Morning Call), Republic, 1958.
  • Mungo Peddey, Hidden Homicide, Republic, 1959.
  • Charlie Stevens, Operation Cupid, Rank, 1960.
  • Joe Cole, The Girl Hunters, Colorama, 1963.
  • Chimes at Midnight (also known as Campanada's a Media Noche and Falstaff), Peppercorn, 1967.
  • Policeman, Oh! What a Lovely War, Paramount, 1969.
  • Landlord, The Vampire Lovers, American International, 1970.
  • Seller, Countess Dracula, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972.
  • Also appeared in Wings of Youth, 1925, and as Andoniram Schlump, Aggie Appleby, Maker of Men (also known as Cupid in the Rough), 1933.
  • Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
  • Vernon Albright, My Little Margie, CBS, 1952, then NBC, 1953.
  • Himself, The Charlie Farrell Show, CBS, 1950, then NBC, 1957.
  • Credits; RADIO APPEARANCES
  • Appeared on Seventh Heaven, CBS, and My Little Margie, CBS.

Further Reference

PERIODICALS

  • Hollywood Reporter, May 11, 1990.

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