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Marguerite Chapman

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Marguerite Chapman (March 9, 1918 — August 31, 1999) was an American actress. Born in Chatham, New York, she was working as a telephone switchboard operator in White Plains, New York when her good looks brought about the opportunity to pursue a career in modeling. Signed by the prestigious John Robert Powers Agency in New York City, the publicity she earned modeling brought an offer from 20th Century Fox film studios in Hollywood. She made her film debut in 1940, working for the next two years in small roles. In 1942, her big break came with Republic Pictures when she was cast in the leading female role in the twelve-part adventure film serial Spy Smasher, a production that is considered by many as one of the best serials ever made. As a result, Chapman soon began receiving offers for more leading roles and appeared opposite important stars such as Edward G. Robinson and George Sanders. With America's entry in World War II, she entertained the troops, worked for the War bond drive and at the Hollywood Canteen. During the 1950s Chapman continued to perform mostly in secondary film roles, notably in Marilyn Monroe's 1955 hit The Seven Year Itch. However, with the advent of television she kept busy into the early 1960s with guest appearances in a number different shows including Rawhide, Perry Mason, and Four Star Playhouse. Chapman was reportedly initially selected to play the role of "Old Rose" Dawson-Calvert in the 1997 James Cameron epic Titanic but poor health prevented her from accepting the offer.[citation needed] For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Marguerite Chapman has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6290 Hollywood Blvd. Marguerite Chapman died in 1999, aged 81, and was interred in Holy Cross Cemetery, in Culver City, California Description above from the Wikipedia article Marguerite Chapman, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Mar 9, 1918 In Chatham, New York, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
41
First Appeared:
In the movie Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum 1940-09-06
Latest Project:
Series Hawaii Five-O 1968-09-20
Known For

Marguerite Chapman Movies Filmography

Series
Hawaii Five-O
Unknown 1968-09-20
Movie
The Amazing Transparent Man
Laura Matson 1960-02-01
Series
Rawhide
Unknown 1959-01-09
Series
Perry Mason
Unknown 1957-09-21
Series
Richard Diamond, Private Detective
Unknown 1957-07-01
Movie
The Seven Year Itch
Miss Morris 1955-06-01
Series
The Millionaire
Unknown 1955-01-19
Series
Climax!
Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie
Bloodhounds of Broadway
Yvonne Dugan 1952-11-14
Movie
The Last Page
Stella Tracy 1952-01-25
Movie
Flight to Mars
Alita 1951-11-11
Series
Lux Video Theatre
Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie
Kansas Raiders
Kate Clarke 1950-08-19
Series
Your Show of Shows
Unknown 1950-02-25
Movie
The Green Promise
Deborah Matthews 1949-03-21
Series
Studio One
Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie
The Gallant Blade
Nanon de Lartigues 1948-10-12
Movie
Coroner Creek
Kate Hardison 1948-07-01
Movie
Relentless
Luella Purdy 1948-06-15
Movie
Mr. District Attorney
Marcia Manning 1947-02-20
Movie
The Walls Came Tumbling Down
Patricia Foster, AKA Laura Browning 1946-06-07
Movie
One Way to Love
Marcia Winthrop 1946-01-08
Movie
Counter-Attack
Lisa Elenko 1945-07-01
Movie
Pardon My Past
Joan 1945-12-24
Movie
Strange Affair
Marie Dumont Baumler 1944-10-05
Movie
My Kingdom for a Cook
Pamela Morley 1943-10-27
Movie
Destroyer
Mary Boleslavski 1943-08-19
Movie
Appointment in Berlin
Ilse Von Preissing 1943-07-15
Movie
Murder in Times Square
Melinda Matthews 1943-04-01
Movie
One Dangerous Night
Eve Andrews 1943-01-22
Movie
Meet the Stewarts
Ann (uncredited) 1942-05-21
Movie
Spy Smasher
Eve Corby 1942-04-04
Movie
The Daring Young Man
Ann Minter 1942-10-08
Movie
Submarine Raider
Sue Curry 1942-06-04
Movie
Parachute Nurse
Glenda White 1942-08-06
Movie
The Spirit of Stanford
Fay Edwards 1942-10-08
Movie
You're in the Army Now
Navy Blues Sextette Member 1941-12-25
Movie
The Body Disappears
Christine Lunceford 1941-12-06
Movie
Navy Blues
Navy Blues Sextet Member 1941-09-13
Movie
A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob
Cecilia Grange 1941-03-14
Movie
Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum
Mary Bolton 1940-09-06