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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
Poster of Flight to Mars
Poster of Murder in Times Square
Poster of One Dangerous Night
Poster of The Spirit of Stanford
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 Spirit of Stanford Fay Edwards 1942-10-08
Movie Submarine Raider Sue Curry 1942-06-04
Movie Parachute Nurse Glenda White 1942-08-06
Movie The Daring Young Man Ann Minter 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