Thelma Todd
USINFO | 2014-06-18 18:22

Born Thelma Alice Todd
July 29, 1906
Lawrence, Massachusetts
Died December 16, 1935 (aged 29)
Pacific Palisades, California
Cause of death accidental carbon monoxide poisoning
Other names Alison Loyd
Occupation Actress
Years active 1926-1935
Spouse(s) Pat DiCicco
(m.1932–1934; divorced)

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 death.

Year Title Role Notes
1926 Fascinating Youth Lorraine Lane  
1927 Rubber Heels Princess Anne  
1927 Fireman, Save My Child   Uncredited
1928 The Noose Phyllis  
1928 Abie's Irish Rose    
1928 The Haunted House    
1929 Her Private Life Mrs. Leslie  
1929 Seven Footprints to Satan Eve  
1929 Unaccustomed As We Are Mrs. Kennedy Short film
1929 House of Horror    
1930 Her Man Nelly  
1930 Another Fine Mess Lady Plumtree Short film
1931 Chickens Come Home Mrs. Hardy Short film
1931 No Limit Betty Royce  
1931 The Maltese Falcon Iva Archer Alternative title: Dangerous Female
1931 Corsair Alison Corning  
1931 Monkey Business Lucille Briggs  
1931 On the Loose Thelma Short subject
1931 Broadminded Gertie Gardner  
1932 The Big Timer Kay Mitchell  
1932 This Is the Night Claire  
1932 Horse Feathers Connie Bailey  
1932 Speak Easily Eleanor Espere  
1932 Call Her Savage Sunny De Lane  
1933 You Made Me Love You Pamela Berne  
1933 Fra Diavolo Lady Pamela Rocburg Alternative titles: Bogus Bandits
The Devil's Brother
1933 Sitting Pretty Gloria Duval  
1933 Air Hostess Mrs. Carleton  
1933 Counsellor at Law Lillian La Rue  
1934 Palooka Trixie Alternative titles: Joe Palooka
The Great Schnozzle
1934 Hips, Hips, Hooray! Amelia Frisby  
1935 Two for Tonight Lilly  
1936 The Bohemian Girl Gypsy queen's daughter With Darla Hood
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