The Tragic Life Of Hollywood Starlet Frances Farmer – Kurt Cobain’s Tortured Muse

As Hollywood starlet Frances Farmer ate breakfast in 1944, she had no idea that orderlies would soon arrive and take her away to a mental health facility. It had happened to Farmer before, mind you, but this time it would be different. In fact, it would be the last visit that the former star would pay to such an institution – and she’d never be the same again. Yet her sad story would also serve as eerie inspiration to a fellow tragic star named Kurt Cobain.

So what happened? Well, Farmer’s parents – Lillian Van Ornum and Ernest Farmer – made for an odd couple, to say the least. Van Ornum was known to make apparent her distrust of Communism as well as openly professing her support of the United States. Her future husband, on the other hand, worked as a lawyer and represented labor organizers who wanted to form unions against the wishes of the country’s elite.

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