Thelma Todd

Thelma Todd
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Thelma Alice Todd (July 29, 1906 – December 16, 1935) was an American actress. Appearing in about 120 pictures between 1926 and 1935, she is best remembered for her comedic roles in films such as Marx Brothers' Monkey Business and Horse Feathers, a number of Charley Chase's short comedies, and co-starring with Buster Keaton and Jimmy Durante in Speak Easily. She also had roles in Wheeler and Woolsey farces, several Laurel and Hardy films, the last of which (The Bohemian Girl) featured her in a part that was truncated by her suspicious death at the age of 29. During the silent film era, Todd appeared in numerous supporting roles that made full use of her beauty but gave her little chance to act. With the advent of the talkies, Todd was given opportunity to expand her roles when producer Hal Roach signed her to appear with such comedy stars as Harry Langdon, Charley Chase, and Laurel and Hardy. In 1931, Roach cast Todd in her own series of slapstick comedy shorts, running 17 to 27 minutes each. In an attempt to create a female version of Laurel and Hardy, Roach teamed Todd with ZaSu Pitts for 17 shorts, from "Let's do Things" (June 1931) through "One Track Minds" (May 1933). When Pitts left in 1933, she was replaced by Patsy Kelly, appearing with Todd in 21 shorts, from "Beauty and the Bus" (September 1933) through "An All American Toothache" (January 1936). These Roach shorts often cast Todd as a working girl having all sorts of problems, and trying her best to remain poised and charming despite the embarrassing antics of her sidekick. Todd also appeared successfully in such dramas as the original 1931 film version of The Maltese Falcon starring Ricardo Cortez as Sam Spade, in which she played Miles Archer's treacherous widow. During her career she appeared in 119 films although many of these were short films, and was sometimes publicized as "The Ice Cream Blonde." Todd continued her short-subject series through 1935, and was featured in the full-length Laurel and Hardy comedy The Bohemian Girl. This was her last film; she died after completing all of her scenes, but most of them were re-shot. Producer Roach deleted all of Todd's dialogue and limited her appearance to one musical number.
Name Thelma Todd
Also Known As Alison Loyd, Тельма Тодд
Birthday 1906-07-29
Deathday 1935-12-16
Gender Female
IMDB Thelma Todd profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
As: Eve
1929-01-27
Seven Footprints to ...
As: Iva Archer
1931-05-28
The Maltese Falcon...
As: Lucille Briggs
1931-09-19
Monkey Business...
As: Connie Bailey
1932-08-19
Horse Feathers...
As: Eleanor Espere
1932-08-13
Speak Easily...
As: Miss Thelma Todd
1932-04-30
Strictly Unreliable...
As: Thelma
1931-12-26
On the Loose...
As: Lady Plumtree
1930-11-29
Another Fine Mess...
As: Mrs. Hardy
1931-02-21
Chickens Come Home...
As: Mrs. Kennedy
1929-05-04
Unaccustomed As We A...
As: Claire Mathewson
1932-04-08
This Is the Night...
As: Mrs. Sylvia C. Carle
1933-01-15
Air Hostess...
As: Alison Corning
1931-11-28
Corsair...
As: Gypsy Queen's Daught
1936-02-14
The Bohemian Girl...
As: Lillian La Rue
1933-12-25
Counsellor at Law...
As: Lady Pamela
1933-05-05
The Devil's Brother...
As: Sunny De Lane
1932-11-27
Call Her Savage...
As: Lady Genevieve
1934-06-29
Cockeyed Cavaliers...
As: Hettie Ide
1927-08-01
Nevada...
As: Miss Frisby
1934-02-02
Hips, Hips, Hooray!...
As: Nelly
1930-01-01
Her Man...
As: Klondike
1932-08-29
Klondike...
As: Miss Todd
1930-03-07
Whispering Whoopee...
As: Gloria Duval
1933-11-23
Sitting Pretty...
As: Judy Nelson
1934-12-07
Lightning Strikes Tw...
As: Lois Cavanaugh
1933-07-22
Mary Stevens, M.D....
As: Gwendolyn Fetherston
1934-02-25
The Poor Rich...
As: Gertie Gardner
1931-08-01
Broadminded...
As: Lola
1931-03-28
The Hot Heiress...
As: Lilly
1935-09-27
Two for Tonight...
As: The Baroness
1933-11-29
Son of a Sailor...
As: Antoinette
1931-04-24
Rough Seas...
As: Kay Mitchell
1932-03-10
The Big Timer...
As: Jim's Girlfriend
1930-05-03
The Shrimp...
As: Thelma
1932-09-24
Alum and Eve...
As: Antoinette
1930-12-27
High C's...
As: Betty Royce
1931-01-15
No Limit...
As: Thelma
1934-05-19
Maid in Hollywood...
As: Thelma
1932-08-20
Show Business...
As: Thelma
1933-01-22
Asleep in the Feet...
As: Thelma
1933-04-07
The Bargain of the C...
As: Mrs. Van Horn
1930-09-26
Follow Thru...
As: Thelma
1931-08-22
Catch-As Catch-Can...
As: Thelma Todd (uncredi
1930-10-03
Dollar Dizzy...
As: Miss Thelma Todd
1935-11-16
Hot Money...
As: Miss Todd
1933-03-04
Maids a la Mode...
As: Thelma
1934-08-01
One-Horse Farmers...
As: Thelma
1934-10-05
Opened by Mistake...
As: Thelma Todd
1932-03-12
The Nickel Nurser...
As: Miss Todd
1932-03-18
Red Noses...
As: Thelma
1935-03-02
Sing Sister Sing...
As: Miss Thelma Todd
1934-03-30
Soup and Fish...
As: Thelma
1930-02-01
The Real McCoy...
As: Trixie
1934-01-26
Palooka...
As: Lydia
1931-01-19
Command Performance...
As: Thelma
1933-11-14
Backs to Nature...
As: Thelma Todd
1931-04-11
Love Fever...
As: Thelma Todd
1935-03-30
The Tin Man...
As: The Blonde Dance Hal
1930-02-22
The Fighting Parson...
As: The Queen
1930-06-14
The King...
As: The Star
1930-01-11
The Head Guy...
As: Ruby Boyd
1928-07-22
Heart to Heart...
As: Thelma
1931-11-14
War Mamas...
As: Thelma
1935-10-12
Twin Triplets...
As: Thelma
1935-01-26
Treasure Blues...
As: Thelma Todd
1935-12-21
Top Flat...
As: Thelma Todd
1934-07-14
Three Chumps Ahead...
As: Thelma
1932-10-29
The Soilers...
As: Thelma
1931-10-03
The Pajama Party...
As: Thelma
1932-06-04
The Old Bull...
As: Thelma Todd
1935-04-20
The Misses Stooge...
As: Miss Thelma Todd - A
1932-12-10
Sneak Easily...
As: Thelma
1935-09-07
Slightly Static...
As: Thelma Todd
1932-02-07
Sealskins...
As: Unknown
1933-05-20
One Track Minds...
As: Thelma Todd
1931-06-06
Let's Do Things...
As: Miss Todd
1934-06-23
I'll Be Suing You...
As: Thelma Todd aka Mlle
1934-11-10
Done in Oil...
As: Thelma
1934-12-15
Bum Voyage...
As: Thelma
1933-09-16
Beauty and the Bus...
As: Thelma Todd
1934-02-10
Babes in the Goods...
As: Thelma Alice Todd
1936-01-25
An All American Toot...
As: Thelma
1933-12-23
Air Fright...
As: Mabel Kane
1935-06-25
After the Dance...
As: Unknown
1928-02-19
The Shield of Honor...
As: Judith Marlowe
1934-04-12
Bottoms Up...
As: Blondie
1929-05-10
Hurdy Gurdy...
As: Anne Merrick / Elain
1933-05-01
Cheating Blondes...
As: Thelma, Charley's Fi
1930-11-15
Looser Than Loose...
As: Thelma
1931-03-21
The Pip from Pittsbu...
As: Miss Sally Oxford
1934-08-07
Take the Stand...
As: Pamela Berne
1933-10-01
You Made Me Love You...
As: Phyllis
1928-01-29
The Noose...
As: Thelma
1930-04-18
All Teed Up...
As: Winifred Bradford
1931-04-26
Aloha...
As: Mary White
1929-07-29
Snappy Sneezer...
As: Unknown
1929-08-17
Hotter Than Hot...
As: Thelma
1929-08-17
Look Out Below...
As: Thelma
1929-04-27
House of Horror...
As: Hortense
1929-06-01
Careers...
As: Bonnie Le Vonne
1928-12-16
Naughty Baby...
As: Lorraine Lane
1926-03-17
Fascinating Youth...
As: Gladys
1929-05-20
The Bachelor Girl...
As: Unknown
1928-11-06
Fashion News...
As: Unknown
1929-03-10
Trial Marriage...
As: Daisy McQueen
1928-01-01
The Crash...
As: Dancer
1929-09-07
Crazy Feet...
As: Madame Vanezlos the
1928-05-13
Vamping Venus...
As: Lola Del Mont
1932-11-04
Deception...
As: Unknown
1928-11-04
The Haunted House...