Edythe Chapman

Edythe Chapman

Known for: Acting
Biography: 1863-10-08
Deathday: 1948-10-15 (85 years old)

Biography

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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Filmography

all 79

Movies 79

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Mrs. Jordan (uncredited)
Up the River

Up the River (1930)

Movie
Aunt Maggie
Man Trouble

Man Trouble (1930)

Movie
Mrs. Carlyle
Double Cross Roads

Double Cross Roads (1930)

Movie
Lady Tweedham
Take the Heir

Take the Heir (1930)

Movie
Mrs. Brown
Navy Blues

Navy Blues (1929)

Movie
Ma Dolan
Twin Beds

Twin Beds (1929)

Movie
Mrs. Alice Thayer
The Idle Rich

The Idle Rich (1929)

Movie
Mrs. Fairfax
Synthetic Sin

Synthetic Sin (1929)

Movie
Ma O'Brien
Three Week Ends

Three Week Ends (1928)

Movie
Heart Trouble

Heart Trouble (1928)

Movie
Mrs. Randall
Happiness Ahead

Happiness Ahead (1928)

Movie
Ma Robinson
Love Hungry

Love Hungry (1928)

Movie
Young Karl's Nanny (uncredited)
The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg

The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1928)

Movie
Aunt Mollie
The Shepherd of the Hills

The Shepherd of the Hills (1928)

Movie
Mrs. Carteret
The Crystal Cup

The Crystal Cup (1927)

Movie
Madame O'Riley
American Beauty

American Beauty (1927)

Movie
Mrs. Altewood
Naughty But Nice

Naughty But Nice (1927)

Movie
Mrs. Wade
One Minute to Play

One Minute to Play (1926)

Movie
The Old Lady (uncredited)
The Boob

The Boob (1926)

Movie
Mrs. Murrell
The Runaway

The Runaway (1926)

Movie
Mrs. Bennett
Three Faces East

Three Faces East (1926)

Movie
Mrs. Tuttle
Lazybones

Lazybones (1925)

Movie
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Mother Moore
The Pride of the Force

The Pride of the Force (1925)

Movie
Mrs. Jones
Lightnin'

Lightnin' (1925)

Movie
Mother Melnotte
In the Name of Love

In the Name of Love (1925)

Movie
Aunt Penelope
Learning to Love

Learning to Love (1925)

Movie
Beulah Reynolds
Broken Barriers

Broken Barriers (1924)

Movie
Mrs. Hadley
Daughters of Pleasure

Daughters of Pleasure (1924)

Movie
Aunt Caroline
The Shadow of the East

The Shadow of the East (1924)

Movie
Mrs. Harris
Chastity

Chastity (1923)

Movie
Mrs. Martha McTavish
The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments (1923)

Movie
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Edythe Chapman
Hollywood

Hollywood (1923)

Movie
Mother Middleton
The Girl I Loved

The Girl I Loved (1923)

Movie
Donna Isabella LaTassa
My American Wife

My American Wife (1922)

Movie
Adeline Bennett
Manslaughter

Manslaughter (1922)

Movie
Mrs. Nathan
A Tailor-Made Man

A Tailor-Made Man (1922)

Movie
Belle Hannon
North of the Rio Grande

North of the Rio Grande (1922)

Movie
Lady Bracondale
Beyond the Rocks

Beyond the Rocks (1922)

Movie
Mother Berkeley
Her Husband’s Trademark

Her Husband’s Trademark (1922)

Movie
Mrs. Prentiss
Saturday Night

Saturday Night (1922)

Movie
Mrs. Rodman
Voices of the City

Voices of the City (1921)

Movie
Rachel Stetherill
Alias Ladyfingers

Alias Ladyfingers (1921)

Movie
Mrs. Mabee
Dangerous Curve Ahead

Dangerous Curve Ahead (1921)

Movie
Bits of Life

Bits of Life (1921)

Movie
Eelen Dunlap
Bunty Pulls the Strings

Bunty Pulls the Strings (1921)

Movie
Aunt Abigail Prue
The County Fair

The County Fair (1920)

Movie
Aunt Polly
Huckleberry Finn

Huckleberry Finn (1920)

Movie
Mrs. Dean
The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (1920)

Movie
Mrs. Audry
Pinto

Pinto (1920)

Movie
Truth
Everywoman

Everywoman (1919)

Movie
Lady Snowden
Flame of the Desert

Flame of the Desert (1919)

Movie
Mrs. Varney
Secret Service

Secret Service (1919)

Movie
Teddy's Mother
The Knickerbocker Buckaroo

The Knickerbocker Buckaroo (1919)

Movie
Mrs. Ercoll
Experimental Marriage

Experimental Marriage (1919)

Movie
Ma Young
Alias Mike Moran

Alias Mike Moran (1919)

Movie
Second Mrs. Milligan
The Winning Girl

The Winning Girl (1919)

Movie
Mary's Mother
Borrowed Clothes

Borrowed Clothes (1918)

Movie
Mrs. Penfield
Unexpected Places

Unexpected Places (1918)

Movie
Ysail's Mother
Bound in Morocco

Bound in Morocco (1918)

Movie
A Sweet Spinster
Say! Young Fellow

Say! Young Fellow (1918)

Movie
Clara Hawkins
The Only Road

The Only Road (1918)

Movie
Mrs. Berkeley (uncredited)
Old Wives for New

Old Wives for New (1918)

Movie
Peg Grandoken
Rose o' Paradise

Rose o' Paradise (1918)

Movie
John Tremble's mother
The Whispering Chorus

The Whispering Chorus (1918)

Movie
Aunt Polly
Huck and Tom

Huck and Tom (1918)

Movie
Mrs. Glidden
The Spirit of '17

The Spirit of '17 (1918)

Movie
Mrs. Thacker
A Modern Musketeer

A Modern Musketeer (1917)

Movie
Aunt Polly
Tom Sawyer

Tom Sawyer (1917)

Movie
(uncredited)
A Little Princess

A Little Princess (1917)

Movie
Mrs. Lovering
The Countess Charming

The Countess Charming (1917)

Movie
Mrs. von Austreim
The Little American

The Little American (1917)

Movie
Mary Dexter
The Girl at Home

The Girl at Home (1917)

Movie
Nancy Hogue
A Mormon Maid

A Mormon Maid (1917)

Movie
The Evil Eye

The Evil Eye (1917)

Movie
Mrs. Brownlow
Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist (1916)

Movie
Mrs. Hale
The Selfish Woman

The Selfish Woman (1916)

Movie
Mrs. Hillary
The Golden Chance

The Golden Chance (1915)

Movie
The Mother
The Pretty Sister of Jose

The Pretty Sister of Jose (1915)

Movie
The Queen
Richelieu

Richelieu (1914)

Movie

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Information

Known For
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1863-10-08

Deathday
1948-10-15 (85 years old)

Birth Place
Rochester, New York, United States of America

Relationships
James Neill (1897-01-01 - 1931-01-01)

Citizenships
United States of America

Also Known As
Edith van Renssaleer


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