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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 44

Birthday 1863-10-08

Day of Death 1948-10-15

Place of Birth Rochester, New York, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1930 Man Trouble as Aunt Maggie
1930 Double Cross Roads as Mrs. Carlyle
1929 Navy Blues as Mrs. Brown
1929 The Idle Rich as Mrs. Alice Thayer
1929 Synthetic Sin as Mrs. Fairfax
1928 Three Weekends as Ma O'Brien
1928 Heart Trouble
1928 The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg as Young Karl's Nanny (uncredited)
1927 The Crystal Cup as Mrs. Carteret
1927 American Beauty as Madame O'Riley
1927 Naughty But Nice as Mrs. Altewood
1926 The Boob as The Old Lady (uncredited)
1926 The Runaway as Mrs. Murrell
1925 Lazybones as Mrs. Tuttle
1925 Lightnin' as Mrs. Jones
1925 Learning to Love as Aunt Penelope
1924 Daughters of Pleasure as Mrs. Hadley
1923 The Ten Commandments as Mrs. Martha McTavish
1922 My American Wife as Donna Isabella LaTassa
1922 Manslaughter as Adeline Bennett
1922 Beyond the Rocks as Lady Bracondale
1922 Her Husband’s Trademark as Mother Berkeley
1922 Saturday Night as Mrs. Prentiss
1921 Voices of the City as Mrs. Rodman
1920 The County Fair as Aunt Abigail Prue
1920 Huckleberry Finn as Aunt Polly
1920 The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come as Mrs. Dean
1920 Pinto as Mrs. Audry
1919 Secret Service as Mrs. Varney
1919 The Knickerbocker Buckaroo as Teddy's Mother
1919 Experimental Marriage as Mrs. Ercoll
1918 Bound In Morocco as Ysail's Mother
1918 Say! Young Fellow as A Sweet Spinster
1918 Old Wives for New as Mrs. Berkeley (uncredited)
1918 Rose o' Paradise as Peg Grandoken
1918 The Whispering Chorus as John Tremble's mother
1917 A Modern Musketeer as Mrs. Thacker
1917 Tom Sawyer
1917 A Little Princess as (uncredited)
1917 The Little American as Mrs. von Austreim
1917 A Mormon Maid as Nancy Hogue
1916 Oliver Twist as Mrs. Brownlow
1915 The Golden Chance as Mrs. Hillary
1914 Richelieu as The Queen

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