Glenda was a famous actress known for her appearance on television as well as in films. Glenda was born to Wilhelmina and Charles on 30th of June in the year 1904. She had two siblings, Richard, and Gene. She always had the passion for acting and appeared on screen at a tender age of 7 for Uncle Tom’s Cabin in which she was seen essaying the role of Little Eva. She made her entry in the Hollywood industry right after it saw an end to the silent era. Glenda took several pauses to finish her education while she was still acting for the industry. She has appeared not just in many famous and hit movies but has also acted in many Broadway productions. Glenda’s first lead role in films was in the year 1930 in the flick Little Caesar, which was directed by Mervyn Leroy.
She was most widely appreciated for her role of the ‘Girl Reporter’ in the movie Torchy Bane. It was because of her impressive and brassy personality as well as her commendable acting skills that she became the most creative and impressive actress for the Warner Bros for most of the 1930s. Glenda first married Thomas Richards, who was a film editor, in the year 1921. But they decided to part ways in the year 1929. They have a son together named Tommy Farrell, who is an actor. Glenda thought of giving her life another chance and she married for the second time to Jack Durant in June of the year 1931. After they had separated, she got married, for the third time, to Dr. Henry Ross in the year 1941. Glenda felt that the stage of a theater was far more liberating than working in films.
She also felt frustrated while working for films because she thought that she often had no control over what she was doing while she was working in films. She was found to have lung cancer in the year 1969 after which her health kept deteriorating and she breathed her last of 1st of May, 1971.