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Thelma Todd in Speak Easily (1932)

Thelma Alice Todd (July 29, 1906 – December 16, 1935) was an American actress and businesswoman. She was known as "The Ice Cream Blonde", also "Hot Toddy". Todd was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Todd was in 120 feature movies and shorts between 1926 and 1935. She is best remembered for her comedic roles in movies such as Marx Brothers' Monkey Business and Horse Feathers. She co-starred with Buster Keaton and Jimmy Durante in Speak Easily. She also had roles in many Wheeler and Woolsey and Laurel and Hardy movies.

Todd died on December 16, 1935 in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles. She was 29 years old.

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