Sharon Farrell


Sharon Farrell

Biography

Veteran movie and television actress Sharon Farrell enjoyed her longest stint as a cast member on the original tropical cop drama series "Hawaii Five-O," but also appeared on such TV staples as "Wagon Train," "Gunsmoke," "Dr. Kildare," and "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.." Her career began in 1959 and took off three years later when she landed the recurring role of Polly Holloran on "Saints and...

Biography

Veteran movie and television actress Sharon Farrell enjoyed her longest stint as a cast member on the original tropical cop drama series "Hawaii Five-O," but also appeared on such TV staples as "Wagon Train," "Gunsmoke," "Dr. Kildare," and "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.." Her career began in 1959 and took off three years later when she landed the recurring role of Polly Holloran on "Saints and Sinners." When she transitioned to feature films in 1968, Farrell found work alongside such leading men as Kirk Douglas, Steve McQueen, Dennis Hopper, and Peter O'Toole. She costarred with McQueen in the Oscar-nominated "The Reivers," adapted from the novel by William Faulkner. In the '70s she began making more TV movies before starring in the horror movie "It's Alive" in 1974. After a string of appearances on various TV series, she played the recurring role of Detective Lori Wilson on the popular "Hawaii Five-O" from 1977 to 1980. In 1980, she had supporting parts in two well-received films, the drama "Out of the Blue," starring Dennis Hopper, and the Golden Globe-winning actioner "The Stunt Man," starring Peter O'Toole in an Oscar-nominated performance. In the '80s and '90s, Farrell continued to play small and supporting roles in various B films. Her last starring role was in 1995 as Ma Samuals in the drama "A Gift from Heaven."

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Marlowe (1969) - All Shadow And No Substance James Garner is the title character of the movie, and Sharon Farrell the title character of the original Raymond Chandler novel The Little Sister, after he discovered another murder while looking for her brother, leading him to ring Dr. Lagardie (Paul Stevens), early in the updated Marlowe, 1969.
It's Alive (1974) - Give Me One Of The Puppies Idyllic if foreboding opening (Bernard Hermann music), writer-director-producer Larry Cohen gives us the evening it looks like the baby’s coming, Sharon Farrell the mom, John Ryan the dad, with a nice Walter Brennan impression, Daniel Holzman the kid, from It’s Alive, 1974.
It's Alive (1974) - Just A Very Very Big Baby All seems well, though mom Lenore (Sharon Farrell) is a little worried, with dad Frank (John Ryan) waiting in a Santa Monica maternity ward, then writer-producer-director Larry Cohen with as dramatic a mood shift as you’ll see, in the killer-baby horror hit It’s Alive, 1974.
It's Alive (1974) - They Say It Has Teeth And Claws The L-A cops (James Dixon, Michael Ansara) pretty ho-hum about finding another victim of the killer baby, then the mom (Sharon Farrell) with an new iffy nurse (Nancy Burnett), dad (John Ryan) intervening, then a bit of director Larry Cohen’s subjective killer-camera, in It’s Alive, 1974.
Marlowe (1969) - That's Impertinent! Dining with regular girlfriend Julie (Corinne Camacho), James Garner (title character, modern version of Raymond Chandler's Philip), is induced into a second visit with martial arts enforcer Wong (Bruce Lee), representing gangster Steelgrave (H.M. Wynant), whom he decisively outwits, in Marlowe, 1969.
Reivers, The - Hope Chest In A Cat House Boon (Steve McQueen) brings Lucius (Mitch Vogel) into the brothel run by Miss Reba (Ruth White) then teases his favorite, Corrie (Sharon Farrell), in The Reivers, 1971, from the William Faulkner novel.
Reivers, The - It Meant Thieves Narrating Burgess Meredith as the voice of the older Lucius (Mitch Vogel), who with Boon (Steve McQueen) and Ned (Rupert Crosse) gets stuck in the mud, in The Reivers, 1969, from William Faulkner's novel.

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