Felicia Farr (born Olive Dines; October 4, 1932) is a former American actress and model.
October 4, 1932
|Other names||Randy Farr, Olive Farr|
(m. 1949; div. 1955)
(m. 1962; died 2001)
Farr began modeling lingerie at age 15. In 1955, she told a wire-service reporter: "I was under age and over-developed ... The agency claimed I was 19 because a state law required underage lingerie models to be chaperoned".
She appeared in several modeling photo shoots and advertisements during the 1950s and 1960s. In 1955, she signed a seven-year contract with Columbia Pictures. Her earliest screen appearances date from the mid-1950s and include three westerns directed by Delmer Daves: Jubal (1956) and 3:10 to Yuma (1957), both starring Glenn Ford; and The Last Wagon (1956), starring Richard Widmark.
Farr's later films include the bawdy Billy Wilder farce Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) with Dean Martin and Ray Walston as her husband, a role originally intended for Jack Lemmon; Walter Matthau's daughter-in-law in Kotch (1971, Lemmon's only film as director); the Don Siegel bank-heist caper Charley Varrick (1973) with Matthau; and more than 30 TV appearances on The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Bonanza, Ben Casey, Burke's Law, and many others.
On September 2, 1949, Dines married actor Lee Farr, a marriage which produced a daughter, Denise Farr, who later became the wife of actor Don Gordon. Farr's second husband was actor Jack Lemmon; they married in 1962 while Lemmon was filming the comedy Irma La Douce in Paris. They remained married until his death in 2001.
|1955||Big House, U.S.A.||Emily Evans|
|Time Table||Linda Brucker|
|The Last Wagon||Jenny|
|The First Texan||Katherine Delaney|
|1957||3:10 to Yuma||Emmy|
|1960||Hell Bent for Leather||Janet Gifford|
|1964||Kiss Me, Stupid||Zelda|
|1967||The Venetian Affair||Claire Connor|
|1973||Charley Varrick||Sybil Fort|
|1986||That's Life!||Madame Carrie|
|2014||Loser's Crown||Mrs. Phelps|
Selected television appearancesEdit
- Wayfarers (1960)
- Naked City (1960)
- Wagon Train (1961)
- Target: The Corruptors! (1961)
- Ben Casey (1962)
- The Defenders (1962)
- Bonanza (1963) – Episode: "Marie, My Love" as Marie DeMarigny
- The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1964)
- Burke's Law (1964)
- Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1965)
- Run for Your Life (1967)
- It Takes a Thief (1970)
- Awake and Sing! (1972)
- "Felicia Farr – The Private Life and Times of Felicia Farr. Felicia Farr Pictures". Glamour Girls of the Silver Screen. Retrieved December 7, 2012.
- Eyles, Allen (1975). The Western. A. S. Barnes. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-498-01323-2. Retrieved August 24, 2011.
- "Felicia Farr, a New Star". The Jackson Hole Guide. Wyoming, Jackson. August 18, 1955. p. 11. Retrieved July 4, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Blonde Model on Her Way to Stardom". The Star Press. Indiana, Muncie. United Press. September 4, 1955. p. 19. Retrieved July 4, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- Cohen, Harold V. (September 19, 1957). "The Drama Desk". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh. p. 14. Retrieved July 4, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- Scott, Vernon (September 3, 1955). "New Actress Snaps At Girdle Wearing". Arizona Republic. Arizona, Phoenix. United Press. p. 13.
- "Starlet". Star Tribune. Minnesota, Minneapolis. United Press. September 4, 1955. p. 7. Retrieved July 4, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "2 New Beauties in 'Jubal Troop'". Ford Lauderdale News. Florida, Fort Lauderdale. September 4, 1955. p. 33. Retrieved July 4, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- Cohn, Herb (September 3, 1949). "Cupid Tangles Wedding Knot Four Times Before It's Tied". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. New York, Brooklyn. p. 1. Retrieved July 3, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.