She was working her way up in Hollywood when she started to show erratic behavior. After some arrests she was put in a psychiatric institution. They may have given her a lobotomy. Years later she tried an acting comeback with little success. She died young. .
She reminds me a lot of Britney Spears. The wild look in her eye, the blond hair, and the public apathy regarding her demise. .
Apparently, Kurt Cobain was obsessed with Frances Farmer. So many parallels to their life ... and they actually have an odd resemblance. He dedicated a song to her on In Utereo. (Thanks @johnandkellyjo on Instagram for this tip!) .
During #mentalhealthawarenessmonth I thought about all the other people out there who lose opportunities because of fear of and stigma around mental illness. We’re all a little off, trust me, I inhabit people for a living so I can assure you that’s true. When someone gets pushed to the limit or inherits genes that give them a disorder then we just gotta understand that it’s an illness. We gotta look out for each other, especially what’s happened this week.