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Birth name Marguerite Florence Chapman
Nationality USA
Birth 9 march 1918 at Chatham (town) (USA)
Death 31 august 1999 (at 81 years) at Burbank (USA)

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 John Robert Powers Agency in New York City, she was subsequently discovered by Howard Hughes, who gave her a screen test. 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.

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 has been ranked among the best serials ever made. 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. She also starred in the famous pro-Soviet war film Counter-Attack, released in 1945.

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.

Marguerite Chapman died August 31, 1999, aged 81, and was interred in Holy Cross Cemetery, in Culver City, California.


Au cinéma, Marguerite Chapman contribue à trente-six films américains, le premier sorti en 1940. Les deux derniers sont Sept ans de réflexion de Billy Wilder (avec Marilyn Monroe et Tom Ewell), sorti en 1955, puis L'Incroyable Homme invisible d'Edgar G. Ulmer (avec Douglas Kennedy et James Griffith), sorti en 1960. Dans l'intervalle, mentionnons Pardon My Past de Leslie Fenton (1945, avec Fred MacMurray), ainsi que les westerns Ton heure a sonné (1948, avec Randolph Scott) et Kansas en feu (Kansas Raiders) (1950, avec Audie Murphy et Brian Donlevy), tous deux réalisés par Ray Enright.

S'y ajoute le film britannique The Last Page de Terence Fisher (1952, avec George Brent).

À la télévision, elle collabore à trente-cinq séries américaines entre 1953 et 1976, dont Rawhide (un épisode, 1959) et Hawaï police d'État (un épisode, 1975).

Pour cette contribution au petit écran, une étoile lui est dédiée sur le Walk of Fame d'Hollywood Boulevard.

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Filmography of Marguerite Chapman (25 films)

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The Amazing Transparent Man, 58minutes
Directed by Edgar George Ulmer
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about music and musicians, Zombie films, Musical films, Invisibilité
Actors Marguerite Chapman, Douglas Kennedy, James Griffith, Ivan Triesault, Boyd 'Red' Morgan, Patrick Cranshaw
Roles Laura Matson
Rating39% 1.9596651.9596651.9596651.9596651.959665
Former U. S. Army major, Paul Krenner (James Griffith), plans to conquer the world with an army of invisible soldiers and will do anything to achieve that goal. With the help of his hired muscle, Julian (Red Morgan), Krenner forces Dr. Peter Ulof (Ivan Trisault) to perfect the invisibility machine Ulof invented. He keeps Ulof’s daughter, Maria (Carmel Daniel) imprisoned to keep Ulof in line.
The Seven Year Itch, 1h40
Directed by Billy Wilder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Robert Strauss, Sonny Tufts, Oskar Homolka
Roles Miss Morris
Rating70% 3.5497353.5497353.5497353.5497353.549735
Richard Sherman (Tom Ewell) is a nerdy, faithful, middle-aged publishing executive with an overactive imagination and a mid-life crisis, whose wife Helen (Evelyn Keyes) and son Ricky (Butch Bernard) are spending the summer in Maine. When he returns home with the kayak paddle Ricky accidentally left behind, he meets a woman (Marilyn Monroe), a commercial actress and former model who rents the apartment upstairs while in town to make television spots for a brand of toothpaste. That evening, he works on proofreading a book in which psychiatrist Dr. Brubaker (Oskar Homolka) claims that a significant proportion of men have extra-marital affairs in the seventh year of marriage. He has an imaginary conversation with Helen, trying to convince her, in three fantasy sequences, that he is irresistible to women, including his secretary, a nurse and her bridesmaid, but she laughs it off. A tomato plant then crashes into his lounge chair; the woman upstairs apologizes for accidentally knocking it over, and Richard invites her down for a drink.
Bloodhounds of Broadway, 1h30
Directed by Harmon Jones
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Mitzi Gaynor, Scott Brady, Mitzi Green, Marguerite Chapman, Michael O'Shea, George E. Stone
Roles Yvonne Dugan
Rating62% 3.10623.10623.10623.10623.1062
Bookmaker à New York, Robert « Numbers » Foster fuit les ennuis après avoir dénoncé certaines pratiques illégales. De passage en Géorgie, il rencontre Emily Ann Stackerlee qui voudrait faire carrière comme chanteuse et danseuse à Broadway. Il la ramène à New York et lui obtient un emploi dans une boîte de nuit. Flirtant avec elle, il attise la jalousie de son amie Yvonne Dugan...
The Last Page, 1h24
Directed by Terence Fisher
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors George Brent, Marguerite Chapman, Diana Dors, Raymond Huntley, Eleanor Summerfield, Meredith Edwards
Roles Stella Tracy
Rating62% 3.1497553.1497553.1497553.1497553.149755
Bookstore manager John Harman (Brent) reprimands his attractive young clerk Ruby Bruce (Dors) for being late to work. Later the same day Ruby catches small-time crook Jeff Hart (Reynolds) trying to steal a rare book. Instead of turning him in she accepts a date with him. When Harman later tries to kiss Ruby she tells Hart who forces Ruby to blackmail Harman. When he refuses to pay off, Jeff tells Ruby to write a letter to Harman's sick wife, which causes her death from a heart attack. Dazed by the tragedy, Harman gives Ruby 300 pounds when she renews her demands. Jeff catches Ruby hiding part of the money, kills her and hides her body in a packing case. Harman discovers Ruby's body and, thinking he will be accused, flees in panic. He enlists the help of his secretary Stella (Chapman) who helps him hunt for clues. When Stella stumbles on Hart alone she is nearly killed by him but Harman arrives in time to save her. The police arrest Hart.
Flight to Mars, 1h12
Directed by Lesley Selander
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Space adventure films, Mars in film, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Cameron Mitchell, Marguerite Chapman, Arthur Franz, Virginia Huston, John Litel, Morris Ankrum
Roles Alita
Rating52% 2.6091752.6091752.6091752.6091752.609175
The first mission to Mars led by physicist Dr. Lane (John Litel), includes Professor Jackson (Richard Gaines), engineer Jim Barker (Arthur Franz) and his assistant Carol Stadwick (Virginia Huston). Journalist Steve Abbott (Cameron Mitchell) is also on board to cover the expedition. A final interview with the scientific team makes Steve realize that there are grave risks to the mission.
Flight to Mars, 1h12
Directed by Lesley Selander
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Space adventure films, Mars in film, Martiens, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Marguerite Chapman, Cameron Mitchell, Arthur Franz, Virginia Huston, John Litel, Morris Ankrum
Roles Alita
Rating52% 2.6091752.6091752.6091752.6091752.609175
Une expédition scientifique américaine composé de 4 scientifiques (3 hommes et une femme) ainsi que d'un journaliste après avoir atterri sur Mars en catastrophe en endommageant leur fusée, découvre que la planète rouge est habitée par une civilisation souterraine extrêmement évolué mais agonisante. Les Martiens sont divisés sur la conduite à tenir vis-à-vis des Terriens, la majorité du conseil dirigeant décide de les aider à réparer leur vaisseau, puis lorsque celui-ci sera prêt de s'en emparer et de s'en servir de modèle pour construite une flotte permettant aux martiens d'envahir la terre. Cependant les Terriens se font des sympathisants parmi les Martiens. Un plan nait qui permettra aux terriens de regagner la Terre en compagnie du chef de l'opposition et de la fille de son bras droit.
Kansas Raiders, 1h16
Directed by Ray Enright
Origin USA
Genres War, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Films about families, Political films, Gangster films
Actors Audie Murphy, Brian Donlevy, Marguerite Chapman, Scott Brady, Tony Curtis, Richard Arlen
Roles Kate Clarke
Rating62% 3.148113.148113.148113.148113.14811
Jesse James (Murphy) and his friends -- brother Frank (Richard Long), brothers Cole (James Best) and Jim Younger (Dewey Martin), plus Kit Dalton (Tony Curtis) -- arrive in Lawrence, Kansas, and are falsely accused of being members of Quantrill's Raiders. They are about to be lynched but are saved by the intervention of a Union officer.
The Green Promise, 1h33
Directed by William D. Russell
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Marguerite Chapman, Walter Brennan, Robert Paige, Natalie Wood, Ted Donaldson, Robert Ellis
Roles Deborah Matthews
Rating63% 3.195753.195753.195753.195753.19575
It tells the story of a farmer, Matthews, his son and three daughters. Leaving behind a failing farm, the family travel to pastures new. Help is proffered by agricultural county agent, David Barkley, who is immediately attracted to Matthews's eldest daughter, Deborah. Needing Deborah to run his house, and fearing David may take her away, Matthews refuses David's advice and help. He is pig-headed and sleeps through the pastor's sermon on education, understanding and tolerance. It is Susan's (Matthews's youngest daughter) yearning ambition to raise lambs. Though only ten years old, she joins the 4-H club, secures a loan from the bank and buys two lambs. She cares for them like she is a mother. Barkley strongly advises Matthews against chopping down the forest atop a hill on his land. Matthews goes ahead and sells the land to a logging company. The forest gone, a great storm comes and washes the mud down the incline towards the homestead. Fearful for her beloved lambs, Susan braves the dangerous conditions to rescue the lambs. David returns and rescues both Susan and the lambs. Deborah is atop the hill trying to move rocks in order to build a dam to save their home from the torrent of water. David arrives and pulls her back just as the land falls away. Realizing how close to harm his daughters have come because of his ignorance and selfishness, Matthews apologizes to his family and welcomes David into their home. The community of 4-H members arrive to help them clean up the land following the storm damage.
The Gallant Blade, 1h21
Directed by Henry Levin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Romance
Actors Larry Parks, Marguerite Chapman, Victor Jory, George Macready, Onslow Stevens
Roles Nanon de Lartigues
Rating59% 2.9742552.9742552.9742552.9742552.974255
Coroner Creek
Directed by Ray Enright
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Randolph Scott, Marguerite Chapman, George Macready, Sally Eilers, Edgar Buchanan, Barbara Read
Roles Kate Hardison
Rating66% 3.338593.338593.338593.338593.33859
Vowing revenge after his fiancée is abducted from a stagecoach and ends up dead, Chris Denning (Randolph Scott) rides into the town of Coroner Creek seeking the man responsible.
The Walls Came Tumbling Down, 1h22
Directed by Lothar Mendes
Origin USA
Genres Noir, Crime
Actors Lee Bowman, Marguerite Chapman, Edgar Buchanan, Larry Steers, George Macready, Lee Patrick
Roles Patricia Foster, AKA Laura Browning
Rating63% 3.1981753.1981753.1981753.1981753.198175
A newspaper reporter investigates when one his friends is murdered, a crime apparently connected to a missing art work.
Counter-Attack, 1h30
Directed by Zoltan Korda
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Political films, Films based on plays
Actors Paul Muni, Marguerite Chapman, Larry Parks, Roman Bohnen, George Macready, Ludwig Donath
Roles Lisa Elenko
Rating68% 3.4295453.4295453.4295453.4295453.429545
In 1942, both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union are gathering forces and supplies in one particular sector of the Eastern Front for a major attack. The Soviets are secretly constructing a bridge at night over a river. To avoid detection, it is being built underwater, just below the surface.
Pardon My Past, 1h28
Directed by Robert Aldrich, Leslie Fenton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Marguerite Chapman, Fred MacMurray, Akim Tamiroff, William Demarest, Rita Johnson, Harry Davenport
Roles Joan
Rating68% 3.4306953.4306953.4306953.4306953.430695
Eddie York and Chuck Gibson are two ex-soldiers leaving the service to become mink farmers in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. As they leave New York City to travel to their new home, they stop at a tailor to get new suits. While at the tailor, Eddie is mistaken for a wealthy playboy, Francis Pemberton, by a local thug. Since Francis owes $12,000 to a bookie named Jim Arnold, the thug decides to bring Francis back with him to his boss.
Destroyer (1943)
, 1h39
Directed by William A. Seiter, Ray Enright
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Edward G. Robinson, Glenn Ford, Marguerite Chapman, Edgar Buchanan, Leo Gorcey, Regis Toomey
Roles Mary Boleslavski
Rating63% 3.1509553.1509553.1509553.1509553.150955
In 1943 retired Navy Chief Bosun's Mate Steve "Boley" Boleslavski (Edward G. Robinson) helps build the destroyer John Paul Jones, the namesake of the ship he served on in World War I, sunk a quarter century later while saving an aircraft carrier from being torpedoed. When he finds out that an old shipmate, Lieutenant Commander Clark (Regis Toomey), is the ship's new captain, he returns to the Navy and wrangles a berth as the ship's leading chief bosun's mate.