Charles Farrell (I) (1900–1990)

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Popular Hollywood leading man of late silents and early talkies. He is best remembered for his teaming with Janet Gaynor in 12 screen romances between 1927 and 1934. He retired from films in the early 1940s, but TV audiences of the 1950s would see him as Gale Storm's widower dad in the popular television series My Little Margie (1952). See full bio »

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 1956 The Charles Farrell Show (TV Series)
Charlie Farrell
- The Soft Touch (1956) ... Charlie Farrell
- Hamburger Heaven (1956) ... Charlie Farrell
- Fashion Show (1956) ... Charlie Farrell
- Love and Marriage (1956) ... Charlie Farrell
- Desert Rat (1956) ... Charlie Farrell
 1952-1955 My Little Margie (TV Series)
Vern Albright / Vern
- Margie's Elopement (1955) ... Vern Albright
- Vern's Butterflies (1955) ... Vern Albright
- Margie's Baseball Player (1955) ... Vern Albright
- Countess Margie (1955) ... Vern Albright
- Matinee Idol (1955) ... Vern Albright
 1941 The Deadly Game
Barry Scott
 1939 Tail Spin
 1938 Just Around the Corner
Jeff Hale
 1938 Flight to Fame
Capt. Robert Lawrence
 1937 Bombs Over London
Briant Gaunt
 1937 Moonlight Sonata
Eric Molander
 1936 The Flying Doctor
Sandy Nelson
 1935 Fighting Youth
Larry Davis
 1935 Forbidden Heaven
Mr. Archer / Nibs
 1934 Trouble Ahead
Howard Elliott
 1934 Change of Heart
Chris Thring
 1934 The Big Shakedown
Jimmy Morrell
 1933 Girl Without a Room
Tom Duncan
 1933 Aggie Appleby, Maker of Men
Adoniram 'Schlumpy' Schlump / Red Branahan
 1932 Tess of the Storm Country
Frederick Garfield Jr
 1932 Wild Girl
Billy - the Stranger
 1932 The First Year
Tommy Tucker
 1932 After Tomorrow
Peter Piper
 1931 Delicious
Larry Beaumont
 1931 Heartbreak
John Merrick
 1931 Merely Mary Ann
John Lonsdale
 1931 Body and Soul
Mal Andrews
 1931 The Man Who Came Back
Stephen Randolph
 1930 The Princess and the Plumber
Charlie Peters / Albert Bowers
 1930 Liliom
 1930 High Society Blues
Eddie Granger
 1930 City Girl
Lem Tustine
 1929 Sunnyside Up
Jack Cromwell
 1929 Happy Days
Charles Farrell
 1929 Lucky Star
Timothy Osborn
 1928 The River
Allen John Spender
 1928 The Red Dance
Grand Duke Eugen
 1928 Fazil
Prince Fazil
 1928 Street Angel
 1927 The Rough Riders
Stewart Van Brunt
 1927 7th Heaven
 1926 Old Ironsides
The Commodore
 1926 A Trip to Chinatown
Gayne Wilder
 1926 Sandy
 1926 The Gosh-Darn Mortgage (Short)
Joe Hoskins
 1925 Clash of the Wolves
Dave Weston
 1925 The Freshman
Student Bell Ringer at Frolic (uncredited)
 1925 The Love Hour
Kid Lewis
 1925 Wings of Youth
Ted Spaulding
 1925 The Golden Bed
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1924 Three Women
College Boy (uncredited)
 1923 The Ten Commandments
Israelite Slave (uncredited)
 1923 A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
Man in Nightclub (uncredited)
 1923 Rosita
Undetermined Bit Role (uncredited)
 1923/I The Hunchback of Notre Dame (uncredited)
 1923 The Cheat
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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He acted in Pat Wallace and Guy Bolton's play, "The Sun Never Sets", at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, London, England with Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Todd Duncan, Adelaide Hall, Stewart Granger, Henry Oscar, Mackenzie Ward, Frank Cochrane, Shelagh Furley and Wally Patch in the cast. Basil Dean was the director.

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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Success came too soon for me. I hadn't had the experience to go with the star status I suddenly acquired, which is one reason talking pictures frightened me. See more »


An explosion on the set of the film that made him a star, Old Ironsides (1926), left a technician dead, several bystanders injured and blew out Farrell's eardrums, leaving him partially deaf for the rest of his life, something he was fairly careful not to let on. See more »

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