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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:
45
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 The Gallant Blade
Poster of Counter-Attack
Poster of The Spirit of Stanford
Poster of The Body Disappears
Filmography

Hawaii Five-O (1968)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.7 20 votes

The Amazing Transparent Man (1960)

Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Laura Matson
4.1 12 votes

Rawhide (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.7 9 votes

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.9 23 votes

Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957)

Crime Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown

The Millionaire (1955)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.0 2 votes

The Seven Year Itch (1955)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Miss Morris
7 144 votes

The Whistler (1954)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown

Studio 57 (1954)

Series
as Unknown

Climax! (1954)

Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
6.0 1 votes

City Detective (1953)

Series
as Unknown

The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1953)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952)

Comedy Music
Movie
as Yvonne Dugan
7 1 votes

The Last Page (1952)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Stella Tracy
5.3 2 votes

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Flight to Mars (1951)

Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Alita
4.4 5 votes

Your Show of Shows (1950)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Lux Video Theatre (1950)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Kansas Raiders (1950)

Action Adventure War Western
Movie
as Kate Clarke
5.9 8 votes

The Green Promise (1949)

Drama
Movie
as Deborah Matthews
6 1 votes

The Gallant Blade (1949)

Action Drama Romance
Movie
as Nanon de Lartigues

Relentless (1948)

Western
Movie
as Luella Purdy
6 1 votes

Coroner Creek (1948)

Western
Movie
as Kate Hardison
4.5 8 votes

Westinghouse Studio One (1948)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
8.0 1 votes

Mr. District Attorney (1947)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Marcia Manning

One Way to Love (1946)

Comedy
Movie
as Marcia Winthrop
7 1 votes

The Walls Came Tumbling Down (1946)

Crime Mystery
Movie
as Patricia Foster, AKA Laura Browning
6 2 votes

Counter-Attack (1945)

War Drama
Movie
as Lisa Elenko
2.5 3 votes

Pardon My Past (1945)

Comedy
Movie
as Joan
7.5 2 votes

Strange Affair (1944)

Mystery
Movie
as Marie Dumont Baumler
6 1 votes

Appointment in Berlin (1943)

Drama War
Movie
as Ilse Von Preissing
6.5 1 votes

One Dangerous Night (1943)

Movie
as Eve Andrews
6 1 votes

Murder in Times Square (1943)

Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Melinda Matthews
6 1 votes

Destroyer (1943)

Adventure Drama War
Movie
as Mary Boleslavski
7.4 4 votes

My Kingdom For A Cook (1943)

Comedy
Movie
as Lucille Scott

Meet the Stewarts (1942)

Comedy
Movie
as Ann (uncredited)
6 1 votes

Spy Smasher (1942)

Action War
Movie
as Eve Corby

Submarine Raider (1942)

Drama War
Movie
as Sue Curry
6 1 votes

Parachute Nurse (1942)

Drama War
Movie
as Glenda White

The Daring Young Man (1942)

Comedy
Movie
as Ann Minter

The Spirit of Stanford (1942)

Romance Drama
Movie
as Fay Edwards

A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (1941)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Cecilia Grange

The Body Disappears (1941)

Comedy
Movie
as Christine Lunceford

Navy Blues (1941)

Comedy Music Romance
Movie
as Navy Blues Sextet Member
4 2 votes

Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum (1940)

Crime Mystery Drama Thriller Comedy
Movie
as Mary Bolton
8.4 5 votes