Jul. 1st, 1934
Toledo, Ohio, USA
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A Lebanese-American television and film actor. He is best known for playing the role of cross-dressing Corporal Klinger in the television sitcom M*A*S*H.
For many years he sponsored and hosted a Ladies Professional Golf tournament in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio.
- Worked as a delivery person for a lithograph company, a post office clerk, an Army-surplus store clerk, an airline reservations clerk, and an employee at a chinchilla ranch
- Farr thought at first the women's wardrobe in his dressing room meant he'd be sharing the room with a woman, but was surprised to learn otherwise. Not wanting to play a cross-dresser in the typical girlish way, he suggested to the producers that his character be manly, but crazy, thinking his clothes and other quirks were normal. The unusual spin worked.
- Served a two-year stretch in the U. S. Army in Japan during the Korean War
- Has an LPGA tournament named in his honor, the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic (formerly the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic)
- (2005) Is on the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Professional Advisory Board.
- His _"M*A*S*H" (1972)_ (qv) character was originally only supposed to be on one episode, but he proved so popular that he returned as a day player, and Farr was finally given a contract in year 3.
- Only son of Samuel, a Lebanese meat cutter and grocer, and Jamelia Farah, a seamstress
- Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 154. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387