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Thelma Parr (1906–2000)

Thelma Parr was born Betty Selby on October 19, 1906 in Oregon. She claimed to be a descendant of Thomas Paine, one of the founding fathers of the United States. When she was fourteen Thelma moved to California with her parents. Soon after the pretty brunette was discovered by producer Mack Sennett and became one of his bathing beauties. Thelma ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Devil's Tower Doris Stilwell
The Scorcher Actress
The Gosh-Darn Mortgage Tessie Spruder
The Funnymooners Thelma - Ralph's Sweetheart


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 1930 My Harem (Short)
 1928 The Devil's Tower
Doris Stilwell
 1927 His First Flame
Girl Who Drops Handkerchief Outside Firehouse (uncredited)
 1927 Catalina, Here I Come (Short)
 1927 A Small Town Princess (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1927 Peaches and Plumbers (Short)
The Maid
 1927 The Scorcher
 1927 A Hollywood Hero (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1927 Should Sleepwalkers Marry? (Short)
Mrs. George Stevens
 1926 A Blonde's Revenge (Short)
The Banker's Wife
 1926 The Divorce Dodger (Short)
Betty Brent
 1926 Masked Mamas (Short)
Thelma Denton
 1926 The Perils of Petersboro (Short)
Thelma Knight
 1926 Smith's Landlord (Short)
Mrs. Crabtree
 1926 Her Actor Friend (Short)
Mrs. Charlie Dingle
 1926 When a Man's a Prince (Short)
Party Girl (uncredited)
 1926 Hubby's Quiet Little Game (Short)
Thelma Stone - the Wife
 1926 Hooked at the Altar (Short)
Thelma Stetson
 1926 Meet My Girl (Short)
Thelma Lane
 1926 The Funnymooners (Short)
Thelma - Ralph's Sweetheart
 1926 Whispering Whiskers (Short)
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1926/I Wide Open Faces (Short)
Thelma Lee
 1926 The Gosh-Darn Mortgage (Short)
Tessie Spruder
 1925 From Rags to Britches (Short)
Bathing Beauty (uncredited)
 1925 The Window Dummy (Short)
Thelma Brooks
 1925 Take Your Time (Short)
Thelma Lovejoy
 1925 Good Morning, Madam! (Short)
Thelma Meadows
 1925 Hurry, Doctor! (Short)
Helen Waring
 1925 Tee for Two (Short)
Lucille Van Huff
 1925 Skinners in Silk (Short)
The Promoter's Wife
 1925 The Lion's Whiskers (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1925 Breaking the Ice (Short)
Gloria Morgan - Heiress
 1925 Bashful Jim (Short)
Actress in Film
 1925 The Raspberry Romance (Short)
Actresss Playing Mrs. Arthur Fish
 1925 His Marriage Wow (Short)
Wedding Guest (uncredited)

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Following her retirement from acting Thelma remarried and raised two daughters. Her family lived in Florida until her husband passed away in 1966. See more »

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