Felicia Farr in trailer for "Kiss Me, Stupid" (1964)
October 4, 1932 |
Westchester County, New York, U.S.
|Other names||Randy Farr, Olive Farr|
|Spouse(s)||Lee Farr (1949–55) (1 child)
Jack Lemmon (1962–2001) (his death) (1 child)
|Children||Courtney Lemmon (b. 1966)
Denise Farr-Gordon (b. 1950s)
Life and career
Born Olive Dines, Felicia Farr appeared in several modeling photo shoots and advertisements during the 1950s and 1960s. Her earliest screen appearances date from the mid-fifties and included the Westerns Jubal (1956) and 3:10 to Yuma (1957), both starring Glenn Ford and The Last Wagon (1956) starring Richard Widmark.
Lee Farr was her first husband, a marriage which produced a daughter, Denise Farr, who later became the wife of actor Don Gordon. Farr's second husband was the film star Jack Lemmon; they married in 1962, while Lemmon was filming the comedy Irma La Douce in Paris, and remained married until his death in 2001.
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 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; plus more than thirty television series appearances on The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Bonanza, Ben Casey, Burke's Law and many others.
Selected television appearances
- Eyles, Allen (1975). The Western. A. S. Barnes. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-498-01323-2. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
- "Felicia Farr - The Private Life and Times of Felicia Farr. Felicia Farr Pictures". Glamourgirlsofthesilverscreen.com. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
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