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Marguerite Chapman ACTOR


Marguerite Chapman was born on March 9th, 1918 in Chatham, New York.  Her career in entertainment began by first working as a model and she later became a well known actress.

Chapman was raised in New York and had four brothers.  After high school she first worked as a switch board operator and it was not until many of her friends convinced her of her beauty, that she decided to give modeling a try.  She began with signing on with John Powers and this lead to a number of front page magazine modeling jobs.
Now, with Hollywood's eyes on her, she was asked to come and work in the film industry, with an offer from 20th Century Fox Studios.  Chapman relocated to Los Angeles, California and began to add a number of film credits to her resume such as, "Four Sons" (1940), "Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum" (1940), "West of the Rockies" (1941), "Spy Smasher" (1942) starring Kane Richmond and Tristram Coffin and "Destroyer" (1943) starring Edward G. Robinson, Glenn Ford and Edgar Buchanan.   

Along with her film work she also entertained troops during World War II.  As her career progressed, lead roles began to become less available to her and she was limited to taking supporting roles in such films as, "The Seven Year Itch" (1955) starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell and her final film role in, "The Amazing Transparent Man" (1960).      

In addition to her film work she added a number of television credits to her resume such as, "Rawhide", "Perry Mason", "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "Police Story", "Hawaii Five-O", "Climax!" and "Studio 57".   

In 1997, she was offered a chance to audition for the role of Rose Dawson in the highly successful film, "Titanic", however, she was too ill to consider the part and therefore, the role was given to Gloria Stuart who won an Academy Award for her portrayal.  

Marguerite Chapman married twice throughout her lifetime, first to G. Bentley Ryan in 1948 however this marriage came to an end just two years later.  She then wed, Richard Bremerkamp in 1964 and by 1972 this marriage also ended in divorce.  Chapman did not re-marry, nor did she have any children of her own.  She was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and on August 31st, 1999 she passed away in Burbank, California at the age of eighty one.  Her remains are interred in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.   

1976   Police Story 

1975   Hawaii Five-O 
1971   Marcus Welby, M.D. 

1962   Frontier Circus 

1961   Laramie 
1960   Perry Mason 

1960   The Amazing Transparent Man 

1959   The Lineup 
1959   The Ann Sothern Show 

1959   Rawhide 

1958   Pursuit 
1958   The Millionaire 

1958   Richard Diamond, Private Detective

1958   Studio One in Hollywood
1955-1957  Climax!

1957   The Eve Arden Show 

1954-1957  Studio 57 
1952-1957  The Ford Television Theatre

1955-1956  Lux Video Theatre 

1956   Strange Stories 
1956   TV Reader's Digest 

1956   Celebrity Playhouse 

1955   Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre 
1955   Science Fiction Theatre 

1955   The Seven Year Itch

1953-1955  City Detective
1955   The Whistler 

1954   Private Secretary

1954   Four Star Playhouse 
1953-1954  The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse

1953   The Revlon Mirror Theater

1953   Your Play Time
1953   Hollywood Opening Night 

1953   Schlitz Playhouse 

1953   Fireside Theatre 
1952   Gruen Guild Theater

1952   Bloodhounds of Broadway

1952   Sea Tiger
1952   Man Bait

1951   Flight to Mars

1951   The Bigelow Theatre 
1950   Kansas Raiders 

1949   The Green Promise

1948   The Gallant Blade
1948   Coroner Creek

1948   Relentless

1947   Mr. District Attorney 
1946   The Walls Came Tumbling Down 

1946   One Way to Love 

1945   Pardon My Past
1945   Counter-Attack 

1944   Strange Affair

1943   My Kingdom for a Cook
1943   Destroyer

1943   Appointment in Berlin

1943   Murder in Times Square
1943   One Dangerous Night 

1942   The Daring Young Man 

1942   The Spirit of Stanford 
1942   A Man's World 

1942   Parachute Nurse 

1942   Submarine Raider 
1942   Meet the Stewarts

1942   Spy Smasher 

1941   You're in the Army Now 
1941   The Body Disappears

1941   Navy Blues 

1941   A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob 
1941   West of the Rockies

1940   Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum

1940   Four Sons
1940   On Their Own 

Matinee Classics - Spy Smasher starring Kane Richmond. Marguerite Chapman, Sam Flint, Hans Schumm and Tristram Coffin
Matinee Classics - The Amazing Transparent Man starring Marguerite Chapman, Douglas Kennedy, James Griffith, Ivan Triesault, Red Morgan, Cormel Daniel, Edward Erwin and Jonathan Ledford

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