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Charles Farrell ACTOR


Charles Farrell was born on August 9th, 1900 in Onset Bay, Massachusetts.  His father worked as a talent agent in Boston.  When Farrell attended college he was very involved in school sports, however he decided that he wanted to pursue a career as an actor.

He began his career as an actor working on the stage and later decided to move to Hollywood and see if he could get involved in the film industry.  He began with working on a number of films as an extra such as, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", "The Ten Commandments" and "The Cheat" (all 1923) before being cast in the film, "Old Ironsides" (1926) which was his big break into the film industry.

He became a popular actor in the late silent era and also made the transition easily to sound films.  Charles was signed by Fox Studio's and is most well known for his appearances on screen with actress, Janet Gaynor in a total of twelve films made between 1927 and 1934 such as, "Seventh Heaven", (1927), "Street Angel" (1928) and "Lucky Star" (1929).  

In the early 1940's, he retired from acting and moved with his wife to Palm Springs.  He was actually one of the early founders of Palm Springs and became a land developer there.  He also owned Charlie Farrell's Racquet Ball Club and served as mayor from 1947 to 1955.  He did make two more television appearances on the series, "My Little Margie" (1952-1955) starring Gale Storm and "The Charlie Farrell Show" (1956-1960) but other than that he remained in Palm Springs returned and focused on other interests.   
Charles Farrell married only once to Virginia Valli on February 14th, 1931 and they never had any children together, but remained married until she passed away.  Charles never remarried again and on May 6th, 1990, Farrell died in Palm Springs, California from cardiac arrest.  He is buried at Welwood Murray Cemetery in Palm Springs, California.    


1957 Navy Log
1956 The Charles Farrell Show
1952-1955 My Little Margie
1941 The Deadly Game
1939 Tail Spin
1938 Just Around the Corner 
1938 Flight to Fame
1937 Bombs Over London 
1937 Moonlight Sonata
1936 The Flying Doctor
1935 Fighting Youth 
1935 Forbidden Heaven
1935 Trouble Ahead 
1934 Change of Heart 
1934 The Big Shakedown
1933 Girl Without a Room 
1933 Aggie Appleby Maker of Men
1932 Tess of the Storm Country 
1932 Wild Girl 
1932 The First Year
1932 After Tomorrow 
1931 Delicious 
1931 Heartbreak 
1931 Merely Mary Ann
1931 Body and Soul
1931 The Man Who Came Back 
1930 Princess and the Plumber
1930 Liliom 
1930 High Society Blues 
1930 City Girl
1929 Sunnyside Up 
1929 The River
1929 Lucky Star 
1928 The Red Dance
1928 Fazil 
1928 Street Angel 
1927 The Rough Riders 
1927 7th Heaven 
1926 Old Ironsides 
1926 A Trip to Chinatown 
1926 Sandy 
1926 The Gosh-Darn Mortgage 
1925 Clash of the Wolves 
1925 The Freshman 
1925 The Love Hour 
1925 Wings of Youth 
1925 The Golden Bed
1923 The Ten Commandments
1923 A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate 
1923 Rosita 
1923 The Hunchback of Notre Dame 
1923 The Cheat    

Matinee Classics - A Trip to Chinatown starring Anna May Wong and Charles Farrell
Matinee Classics - My Little Margie starring Gale Storm and Charles Farrell

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