Thelma Parr

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Early bathing beauty photo of Thelma Parr

Thelma Parr (October 19, 1906 – February 13, 2000) was a motion picture actress from Oregon. She is best remembered for her roles in Mack Sennett comedies as one of the Sennett Bathing Beauties. Parr, reportedly a descendant of Thomas Paine, was considered by film critics to be one of the most beautiful brunettes in Hollywood films.

Life and career[edit]

She was married to banjo player, William E. Goman, in Santa Ana, California on May 21, 1925. Parr obtained a divorce decree from Goman in April 1930. Parr's film career was ended by a car accident in which she received facial injuries in March 1928.[1] Her mouth was badly mutilated when she was thrown against a windshield of an auto in which she was a passenger. She was also cut on her neck and arms.[citation needed]


Thelma Parr died in San Clemente, California in 2000, aged 93.



  1. ^ Los Angeles Times, Crash May End Film Career of Bathing Beauty, March 29, 1928, p. A11