Charles Farrell

1901-1990

Once a huge star in films of the late 1920s and early 1930s, and a frequent leading man of Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell has more or less been forgotten by modern movie fans. In fact, if he's remembered at all it's probably for his regular role in the 1952-1955 TV series My Little Margie, where he played Vernon Albright, the father of Gale Storm's Margie Albright. That alone qualifies him for legend status, but he also founded and managed the Palm Springs Racquet Club and served for seven years as mayor of that city. In the Margie series Charles Farrell was still an attractive middle-aged man, but the photo above, presumably from the early 1930s (?), reveals that the young Farrell was perhaps the Brad Pitt of his day. And wasn't Farrell doing nude scenes way back in the 1920s?

Selected Films


1927
Seventh Heaven

1928
The River

1929
Lucky Star
Sunny Side Up

1930
Happy Days
High Society Blues
Liliom

1931
The Man Who Came Back
Body and Soul

1932
Tess of the Storm Country
Wild Girl

1933
Girl Without a Room

1934
Change of Heart

1935
Fighting Youth
Forbidden Heaven

1937
Just Around the Corner

1941
The Deadly Game

(many others)




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