Felicia Farr

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Felicia Farr
Cliff Robertson Felicia Farr 1958.jpg
Cliff Robertson and Farr in the Playhouse 90 presentation of "Natchez", 1958
Born (1932-10-04) October 4, 1932 (age 85)
Westchester County, New York, U.S.
Other names Randy Farr, Olive Farr
Occupation Actress/Model
Years active 1954–1992
Spouse(s) Lee Farr
(m. 1949; div. 1955)

Jack Lemmon
(m. 1962; His death 2001)
Children 2[1]

Felicia Farr (born Olive Dines, October 4, 1932) is a former American actress[2] and model.

Life and career[edit]

Farr was born in Westchester County, New York, the daughter of Sylvia (Schwartz) and Max Dines. Her parents were of Russian Jewish and Romanian Jewish descent.

Farr appeared in several modeling photo shoots and advertisements during the 1950s and 1960s. Her earliest screen appearances date from the mid-1950s and included the Westerns Jubal (1956) and 3:10 to Yuma (1957), both starring Glenn Ford and The Last Wagon (1956) starring Richard Widmark.

Actor 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 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.[1]

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 30 television series appearances on The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Bonanza, Ben Casey, Burke's Law, and many others.

During her marriage to Jack Lemmon, Farr gave birth to a daughter, Courtney, in 1966.[1] She is also the stepmother of Lemmon's son, actor and author Chris Lemmon.

Selected filmography[edit]

Selected television appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Felicia Farr - The Private Life and Times of Felicia Farr. Felicia Farr Pictures". Glamour Girls of the Silver Screen. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  2. ^ Eyles, Allen (1975). The Western. A. S. Barnes. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-498-01323-2. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 

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