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Thelma Todd

Knowledge Identifier: +Thelma_Todd

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Thelma Todd

American actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1905.

Countries: United States (75%), (6%), Mexico (3%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Patsy Kelly, ZaSu Pitts, Charley Chase

Linked to: University of Massachusetts Lowell

 

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Thelma Todd was born in 1905 add something


1920

Hal Roach - During the 1920s and 1930s, he employed Lloyd , Will Rogers, Max Davidson, the Our Gang kids, Charley Chase, Harry Langdon, Thelma Todd, ZaSu_Pitts, Patsy Kelly and, most famously, Laurel and Hardy


1925

However, in her late teens, she began entering beauty pageants, winning the title of Miss Massachusetts in 1925 add something


1926

Appearing in about 120 pictures between 1926 and 1935, she is best remembered for her comedic roles in films like Marx Brothers' "Monkey Business" and "Horse Feathers", a number of Charley Chase's short comedies, and co-starring with Buster Keaton and Jimmy Durante in "Speak Easily" add something


1927

Gary Cooper - Cooper broke through in a supporting role in Wings, the only silent film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture, following that with Nevada co-starring Thelma Todd and William Powell, based on the Zane Gray novel, which was remade in 1944 as an early Robert Mitchum vehicle, the only time Cooper and Mitchum played the same role.


1928

A. Ronald Button - In 1928, he began to practice in Hollywood, where he had a number of celebrity clients, including Hedy Lamarr and Thelma Todd


1930

ZaSu Pitts - Pitts enjoyed her greatest fame in the 1930s, often starring in B movies and comedy shorts, teamed with Thelma Todd

 

Patsy Kelly - She is best known for her role as the brash, wisecracking sidekick to Thelma Todd in a series of short comedy films produced by Hal Roach in the 1930s


1931

In 1931 she was given her own series, teaming with ZaSu Pitts for slapstick comedies add something

 

She appeared successfully in such dramas as the original 1931 film version of "The Maltese Falcon" starring Ricardo Cortez as Sam Spade, in which she played Miles Archer's treacherous widow add something

 

Charley Chase - The two-reeler "The Pip from Pittsburgh", released in 1931 and co-starring Thelma Todd, is one of the most celebrated Charley Chase comedies of the sound era


1932

Monte Collins - White's 1932 short "Show Business", starring ZaSu Pitts and Thelma Todd, co-stars Collins as the frustrated manager of a vaudeville troupe traveling by train


1933

When Pitts left Roach in 1933, she was replaced by Patsy Kelly add something

 

Joe E. Brown - In 1933 he starred in "Son of a Sailor" with Jean Muir and Thelma Todd

 

Patsy Kelly - In 1933 producer Hal Roach hired Kelly to co-star with Thelma Todd in a series of short-subject comedies


1934

In August 1934, she opened a successful cafe at Pacific Palisades, called Thelma Todd's Sidewalk Cafe, attracting a diverse clientele of Hollywood celebrities as well as many tourists add something


1935

Todd continued her short-subject series through 1935, and was featured in the full-length Laurel and Hardy comedy "The Bohemian Girl" add something


Thelma Todd died in 1935 add something

 

On the morning of Monday, December 16, 1935, Thelma Todd was found dead in her car inside the garage of Jewel Carmen, a former actress and former wife of Todd's lover and business partner, Roland West add something


1937

According to E.J. Fleming's book "The Fixers" , Wallace Beery , gangster Pat DiCicco, and Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli allegedly beat comedian and movie actor Ted Healy to death in the parking lot of the Trocadero nightclub on December 21, 1937 add something


1938

Immigration records confirm a four-month-long trip to Europe on Beery's part immediately after Healy's death, ending April 17, 1938 add something


1960

Hollywood Babylon - The book details the stories of Hollywood stars from the silent era to stars of the 1960s including Charles Chaplin, Lupe VĂ©lez, Rudolph Valentino, Olive Thomas, Thelma Todd, Errol_Flynn, Frances Farmer, Juanita Hansen, Mae Murray, Alma Rubens, Barbara La Marr, and Marilyn Monroe


1969

After her mother's death in 1969, Todd's remains were placed in her mother's casket and buried in Bellevue Cemetery in her home town of Lawrence, Massachusetts add something