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FactWidower of Molly Dodd.

Henry Farrell was born on October 15, 1851 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His parents were Irish immigrants who had come to the United States in the 1840s. Farrell was the oldest of four children. His early education was in the public schools of Philadelphia. Farrell began his career as a clerk in a local bank. He later worked in the banking business in New York City.

Farrell became interested in horse racing and began to invest in racehorses. He was successful in this venture and made a considerable fortune. Farrell married twice. His first wife was Mary E. Murphy, with whom he had four children.

His second wife was Katherine A. O’Brien, with whom he had two children. Farrell died on February 11, 1911 at his home in New York City.

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1Completed a new novel "A Piece of Clarisse" shortly before his death.
2Hir first novel "The Hostage" (1959) became a film in 1967.
3Best known for penning Grand Guignol novels, his "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" in 1960 was adapted to film two years later and subsequently started the whole craze. His accompanying horror novel "Whatever Happened to Cousin Charlotte?" was the basis for the movie Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964). Both films were directed by Robert Aldrich and starred Bette Davis.
4Widower of Molly Dodd.



What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?1991TV Movie novel
Une belle fille comme moi1972novel "Such a Gorgeous Kid Like Me"
The Eyes of Charles Sand1972TV Movie screenplay / story
What's the Matter with Helen?1971written by
The House That Would Not Die1970TV Movie
How Awful About Allan1970TV Movie novel "How Awful About Allan" / teleplay
Horror1969TV Movie novel "How Awful About Allan"
The Hostage1967novel "The Hostage"
Perry Mason1965-1966TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte1964screenplay / story
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?1962from the novel by
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1962TV Series story - 1 episode
Bus StopTV Series novel - 1 episode, 1961 teleplay - 1 episode, 1961


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1965EdgarEdgar Allan Poe AwardsBest Motion PictureHush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

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