Jennifer Farrell – Beverly Hills, CA


Jennifer Farrell is the ghost of a beautiful and sexy movie star (Ann Jillian) whose spirit still roamed her Beverly Hills mansion on the NBC fantasy sitcom JENNIFER SLEPT HERE (1983-1984).

Jennifer died in 1978 while running to catch an ice cream truck. Unfortunately, just as she reached the truck, it backed up and killed her.

A few year later, New York lawyer George Elliot (Brandon Maggart), who was handling Jennifer’s estate moved into Jennifer’s mansion at 32 Rexford Drive with his wife, Susan (Georgia Engel) and their children, Joey (John P. Navin, Jr.) and daughter, Marilyn (Mya Akerling).

Soon Jennifer learned to tolerate her live-in guests and eventually she revealed herself to their teenage son, Joey and began to help him adjust to life in California. But Jennifer would only appear to Joey.


As friends, they occasionally helped each other out of predicaments. So when Joey wanted to scare the Fanucci Twins, Jennifer appeared during a mock séance, and when a nude photograph of Jennifer (taken for a calendar shot in 1966 when she was broke) comes up for auction, Joey comes to rescue and keeps it off the market.

At one point, Joey’s habit of talking to Jennifer (who is invisible) began to worry his parents and so they hired a phony exorcist (Zelda Rubinstein) to rid the house of Jennifer’s presence. Surprisingly, the woman’s efforts were a success and Jennifer lost her ghostly powers, so Jennifer and Joey had to convinces the alleged poltergeist expert to restore Jennifer to her former ghostly glory.

Other people to visit Jennifer’s mansion included Marc (Glenn Scarpelli), a con-artist teenager who lived next-door and Jennifer’s deceased mother Alice Farrell (played by Debbie Reynolds).

Jennifer came to California from Illinois when she was 17. Before going West, Jennifer attended Pinehurst Elementary school and Lanford High School. She dropped out of school at 17 and ran off to California looking for fortune and fame. He first job was as a waitress at Danny’s Dinner.

Jennifer’s film credits included “Desire,” “Stairway to Paradise” and after her death a biopic entitled “The Jennifer Farrell Story” (ironically, the film’s starring role went to Jennifer’s old rival).

Jennifer Farrell
c/o The Elliot Family
32 Rexford Drive
Beverly Hills, CA

Jennifer Slept Here (IMDB)
Jennifer Slept Here – Intro (Video)
Jennifer Slept Here – Tribute (Video)


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Thomasville, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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