Glenda Farrell

Date of Birth: June 30, 1904

Place of Birth: Enid, Oklahoma, U.S.

Date of Death: May 1, 1971

Place of Death: New York City, New York, U.S.

*Irish (father)
*German (mother)

Glenda Farrell was an American actress.

She was the daughter of Wilhelmina “Minnie” and Charles A. Farrell. Her father was born in Kansas, to Irish parents. Her mother was born in Iowa, to German parents. Glenda was married to surgeon Henry Ross, until her death. She had a son, actor Tommy Farrell, with her former husband, film editor Thomas Richards.

Glenda’s maternal grandfather was named Marks/Marx Messer/Maesser (the son of Peter Maesser).

Glenda’s maternal grandmother was named Sophia Suck/Sueck/Sührk (the daughter of Christian Suck).

Sources: Genealogy of Glenda Farrell (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Glenda’s parents and son on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Glenda’s mother on the 1880 U.S. Census –


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