Marguerite Chapman
American actor and model
Marguerite 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.
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Novel Talk and talk about a novel - Tulsa World
Google News - over 5 years
Teresa Miller, executive director of the Oklahoma Center for Poets & Writers, will moderate the discussion, which will feature contributions from Claudia Arthrell of Family & Children's Services, Marguerite Chapman from the University of Tulsa School
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5 questions with Laura Raphael, "Novel Talk" co-creator - Tulsa World
Google News - over 5 years
The evening will be moderated by Teresa Miller, executive director of the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers, and will feature Claudia Arthrell from Family & Children's Services, Marguerite Chapman from the University of Tulsa School of Law and
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Marguerite Chapman, 81, Actress With Starring Roles in Movies
NYTimes - over 17 years
Marguerite Chapman, who starred in a series of World War II movies and later played a secretary in Marilyn Monroe's film ''The Seven Year Itch,'' died on Tuesday at the Providence St. Joseph Medical Center here. She was 81. After working as a typist and switchboard operator in White Plains, she became a John Powers model and caught the attention of
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WEDDINGS; Marguerite Chapman, Webb Ellinger
NYTimes - over 19 years
Marguerite Elizabeth Chapman, a daughter of Dorothy E. and Charles J. Chapman of New Canaan, Conn., was married yesterday to James Webb Ellinger, the son of Dr. Bernice E. Cullinan of Sands Point, N.Y., and the late George W. Ellinger. The Rev. Lidabell Pollard performed the ceremony at the Congregational Church in New Cannan. Mrs. Ellinger, 28, is
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marguerite Chapman
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1999
    Age 80
    Marguerite Chapman died August 31, 1999, aged 81, and was interred in Holy Cross Cemetery, in Culver City, California.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1945
    Age 26
    She also starred in the famous pro-Soviet war film Counter-Attack, released in 1945.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1950s Chapman continued to perform mostly in secondary film roles, notably in Billy Wilder'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 asked to audition for the role of "Old Rose" Dawson-Calvert in the 1997 James Cameron epic Titanic but was prevented by poor health. For her contribution on television, Marguerite Chapman has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6284 Hollywood Boulevard.
  • 1942
    Age 23
    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 has been ranked among the best serials ever made.
    More Details Hide Details Chapman soon began receiving 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.
  • 1940
    Age 21
    She made her film debut in 1940, working for the next two years in small roles.
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  • 1939
    Age 20
    Persuaded to go to Hollywood in late 1939, she signed briefly with 20th Century Fox, was under contract to Warner Brothers in 1941, and then with Columbia from 1942 to 1948.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1918
    Born
    Born on March 9, 1918.
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