Marguerite Chapman

Marguerite Chapman

Actor and Model
Born Mar 9, 1918
Hometown Chatham, New York
Died Aug 31, 1999
Death Place City of Burbank
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Nationality American
Other Names Margaret Chapman

Marguerite Chapman 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.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Marguerite Chapman.


1918 Birth Born on March 9, 1918.


1940 22 Years Old She made her film debut in 1940, working for the next two years in small roles.
1942 24 Years Old 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. … Read More


1955 37 Years Old During the 1950s Chapman continued to perform mostly in secondary film roles, notably in Marilyn Monroe's 1955 hit The Seven Year Itch. … Read More


1997 79 Years Old 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. … Read More
1999 82 Years Old Marguerite Chapman died in 1999, aged 81, and was interred in Holy Cross Cemetery, in Culver City, California.
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