Betty Farrington

  • Born on
    • May 14th, 1898
  • Died on
    • February 3rd, 1989
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Betty Farrington (May 14, 1898 – February 3, 1989) was an American character actress active from the 1920s through 1960. Born in Missouri's largest city, Kansas City, Betty Farrington would play mostly supporting and minor roles during her career, although she would occasionally be given a featured or leading part, appearing in almost 100 films during her career. Some of the more notable films she appeared in include: Preston Sturges' The Lady Eve (1941), starring Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda; 1942's My Favorite Blonde and 1947's My Favorite Brunette, both starring Bob Hope; the classic film noir Double Indemnity (1944), starring Fred MacMurray, Stanwyck, and Edward G. Robinson; 1944's The Uninvited, starring Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey; Cecil B. Demille's Unconquered (1948), starring Gary Cooper and Paulette Goddard; the epic Samson and Delilah (1950), with Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr in the title roles; Father of the Bride (1950), directed by Vincente Minnelli, and starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, and Elizabeth Taylor; and Minnelli's 1953 The Band Wagon, starring Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse. Her final big screen appearance would be in 1956's The Fastest Gun Alive, starring Glenn Ford. Farrington would make guest appearances on several television shows in the late 1950s, including Sergeant Preston of the Yukon and Perry Mason. She died in San Diego three-and-a-half months before her 91st birthday.

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Acting (16 Credits)

1951Too Young to Kiss as Woman (uncredited)
1950Father of the Bride as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
1947My Favorite Brunette as Matron (uncredited)
1946Nocturne as Woman
1944Double Indemnity as Dietrichsons' Maid Nettie (uncredited)
1942This Gun for Hire as Woman on Bridge (uncredited)
1941The Lady Eve as Mother on Ship (uncredited)
1940Stranger on the Third Floor as Woman Wanting Seat at Lunch Counter (uncredited)
1940The Great McGinty as Bit Role (uncredited)
1940Dark Command as Townswoman
1939Four Wives as Nurse (uncredited)
1939Made for Each Other as Hospital Cashier
1939Let Us Live as Mother Juror (uncredited)
1938You Can't Take It with You as Neighbor (uncredited)
1936Theodora Goes Wild as Townswoman (uncredited)
1932Man Wanted as New Secretary (Uncredited)

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