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Edythe Chapman

From Wikipedia Edythe Chapman (October 8, 1863 - October 15, 1948), was an American stage and silent film actress from Rochester, New York. As early as 1898 she appeared in New York, New York in the Charity Ball. Edythe performed at the Shubert Theater in Brooklyn, New York in a production of The Light Eternal in 1907. Mrs. Chapman played maternal roles in numerous silent motion pictures and became known in the 1920s as Hollywood's Mother. She played Ma Jones in the film version of Lightnin' (1925), a screen production which featured Will Rogers. Edythe was Grandmother Janeway in Man Crazy (1927). Miss Chapman came to Hollywood around 1909 with her husband, screen and stage actor, James Neill. The couple met in Cincinnati, Ohio when Miss Chapman was working in Mr. Neill's stock company. They were married in 1897. The two began making movies with Cecil B. Demille and other noteworthy directors and producers. They had leading roles in The Ten Commandments (1923), Manslaughter (1922), The Little American (1917), and other silent motion pictures. Mr. Neill died in 1931. The final movie in which Edythe appeared was Double Crossroads in 1930. Prior to this, she had a large role in Navy Blues (1929). Edythe Chapman Neill died in Glendale, California in 1948 after a brief illness.

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Oct 8, 1863 In Rochester, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Richelieu 1914-09-26
Latest Project:
Movie Up the River 1930-10-12
Known For
Poster of The Shadow of the East
Poster of Everywoman
Poster of The Only Road
Poster of A Modern Musketeer
Movie Up the River Mrs. Jordan (uncredited) 1930-10-12
Movie Double Cross Roads Mrs. Carlyle 1930-04-20
Movie Man Trouble Aunt Maggie 1930-08-24
Movie The Idle Rich Mrs. Alice Thayer 1929-06-15
Movie Synthetic Sin Mrs. Fairfax 1929-01-06
Movie Navy Blues Mrs. Brown 1929-12-20
Movie The Shepherd of the Hills Aunt Mollie 1928-01-01
Movie The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg Young Karl's Nanny (uncredited) 1928-01-30
Movie Happiness Ahead Mrs. Randall 1928-06-24
Movie Three Week Ends Ma O'Brien 1928-12-08
Movie Heart Trouble Unknown 1928-10-01
Movie Naughty But Nice Mrs. Altewood 1927-06-25
Movie American Beauty Madame O'Riley 1927-10-09
Movie The Crystal Cup Mrs. Carteret 1927-10-16
Movie The Runaway Mrs. Murrell 1926-04-04
Movie The Boob The Old Lady (uncredited) 1926-05-17
Movie Learning to Love Aunt Penelope 1925-01-25
Movie Lazybones Mrs. Tuttle 1925-11-06
Movie Lightnin' Mrs. Jones 1925-08-23
Movie The Shadow of the East Aunt Caroline 1924-01-27
Movie Daughters of Pleasure Mrs. Hadley 1924-06-15
Movie The Ten Commandments Mrs. Martha McTavish 1923-11-23
Movie The Girl I Loved Unknown 1923-02-15
Movie Hollywood Edythe Chapman 1923-08-19
Movie Beyond the Rocks Lady Bracondale 1922-05-07
Movie Saturday Night Mrs. Prentiss 1922-01-29
Movie Her Husband’s Trademark Mother Berkeley 1922-02-01
Movie North of the Rio Grande Belle Hannon 1922-05-14
Movie My American Wife Donna Isabella LaTassa 1922-12-31
Movie Manslaughter Adeline Bennett 1922-09-24
Movie Bits of Life Unknown 1921-09-26
Movie Voices of the City Mrs. Rodman 1921-12-01
Movie Dangerous Curve Ahead Mrs. Mabee 1921-10-02
Movie Pinto Mrs. Audry 1920-01-10
Movie The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come Mrs. Dean 1920-02-01
Movie The County Fair Aunt Abigail Prue 1920-09-05
Movie Huckleberry Finn Aunt Polly 1920-02-29
Movie Experimental Marriage Mrs. Ercoll 1919-03-10
Movie The Knickerbocker Buckaroo Teddy's Mother 1919-05-25
Movie Secret Service Mrs. Varney 1919-06-15
Movie Everywoman Truth 1919-12-30
Movie Rose o' Paradise Peg Grandoken 1918-05-13
Movie The Whispering Chorus John Tremble's mother 1918-03-28
Movie Old Wives for New Mrs. Berkeley (uncredited) 1918-05-18
Movie Borrowed Clothes Mary's Mother 1918-11-04
Movie The Only Road Clara Hawkins 1918-06-03
Movie Bound in Morocco Ysail's Mother 1918-07-28
Movie Say! Young Fellow A Sweet Spinster 1918-06-16
Movie The Girl at Home Unknown 1917-04-26
Movie A Mormon Maid Nancy Hogue 1917-04-21
Movie The Little American Mrs. von Austreim 1917-07-12
Movie A Little Princess (uncredited) 1917-11-05
Movie A Modern Musketeer Mrs. Thacker 1917-12-30
Movie Tom Sawyer Aunt Polly 1917-12-10
Movie Oliver Twist Mrs. Brownlow 1916-12-10
Movie The Golden Chance Mrs. Hillary 1915-12-30
Movie Richelieu The Queen 1914-09-26