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Frances Farmer

Might have been nuts. Probably never actually received a lobotomy. Kurt Cobain named his daughter after Frances McKee of the Vaselines, not Frances Farmer, although he did write the song Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle (Drowned Youth: Part V).

"I was raped by orderlies, gnawed on by rats and poisoned by tainted food. I was chained in padded cells, strapped to straitjackets and half drowned in ice baths."


19 Sep 1913 Frances Farmer born, Seattle WA.
2 May 1931 The Scholastic publishes "God Dies" by Frances Farmer. The high school senior's award-winning essay on atheism sparks nationwide outrage.
1934 Signs a longterm Hollywood contract.
1936 Come and Get It.
Oct 1942 Hollywood movie star Frances Farmer is convicted of drunk driving, driving without a license, and disobeying World War II blackout restrictions in Santa Monica, California.
14 Jan 1943 Frances Farmer is sentenced to six months in the L.A. County Jail for violating probation. Farmer reacts poorly to the news, punching a cop in the jaw as he was trying to take her away.
1944 Frances Farmer committed to Western State Hospital, Steilacoom WA.
1949 Frances Farmer purported to have undergone prefrontal lobotomy.
1 Aug 1970 Frances Farmer dies from cancer of the esophagus.

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