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Actress Sharon Farrell of ‘It’s Alive,’ ‘Marlowe,’ and ‘The Young And The Restless’ Passed Away at 82

Hollywood Actress Sharon Farrell Dies At 82

In an unexpected turn of events, the world bids farewell to the remarkable talent of Sharon Farrell, an esteemed actress known for her performances in iconic films like ‘It’s Alive,’ ‘Marlowe,’ and ‘The Reivers.’ With great sadness, her son, Chance Boyer, reveals that Sharon Farrell passed away at the age of 82 due to natural causes on May 15 at an Orange County hospital.

Sharon Farrell’s Journey from Iowa to Hollywood: Appearing In Shows As Guest Star


Sharon Farrell, born Sharon Forsmoe on Christmas Eve in 1940 in Sioux City, Iowa, ventured to New York to pursue acting and modeling. Her film debut in 1959’s “Kiss Her Goodbye” was followed by a stint in Broadway dancing.

She starred in the short-lived NBC drama “Saints and Sinners” in 1962 and appeared in the comedy film “40 Pounds of Trouble” with Tony Curtis and Suzanne Pleshette. Throughout her career, Farrell was a frequent television guest star, gracing shows like “My Favorite Martian,” “Wagon Train,” “Gunsmoke,” and “The Beverly Hillbillies.”

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Sharon Farrells Impressive Film And TV Resume

Sharon Farrell’s memorable career featured standout roles in “It’s Alive,” “The Stunt Man,” “Lone Wolf McQuade,” and “Marlowe” with Steve McQueen. She also appeared in “Can’t Buy Me Love” (1987) and recurred on “Hawaii Five-O.”

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In addition, she portrayed Florence Webster in “The Young and the Restless” from 1991 to 1997. Her film resume, also included “A Lovely Way to Die,” “Not With My Wife, You Don’t!,” “The Love Machine,” and “Night of the Comet.”

Sharon Farrell is survived by her son, Chance, grandson, Wayde, and daughter-in-law, Mandi. Farewell to a remarkable actress whose talent will be cherished forever.