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Edythe Chapman (1863–1948)

Edythe Chapman was born in Rochester, New York on October 8, 1863. A stage actress who came upon movies late in life, she nonetheless made 97 motion pictures. She was 51 years old when she played in _Richelieu (1914)_. Edythe was one of the busier actresses in the early silent era appearing in as many as nine films a year. She didn't achieve the ... See full bio »

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Known For

Bound in Morocco Ysail's Mother
Tom Sawyer Aunt Polly
Beyond the Rocks Lady Bracondale
Richelieu The Queen


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 1930 Up the River
Mrs. Jordan (uncredited)
 1930 Man Trouble
Aunt Maggie
 1930 Double Cross Roads
Mrs. Carlyle
 1930 Take the Heir
Lady Tweedham
 1929 Navy Blues
Mrs. Brown
 1929 Twin Beds
Ma Dolan
 1929 The Idle Rich
Mrs. Thayer
 1929 Synthetic Sin
Mrs. Fairfax
 1928 Three Week Ends
Ma O'Brien
 1928 Sally's Shoulders
 1928/I Heart Trouble
 1928 Happiness Ahead
Mrs. Randall
 1928 The Little Yellow House
Grandmother Pentland
 1928 Love Hungry
Ma Robinson
 1928 The Count of Ten
Mother McKinney
 1928 The Shepherd of the Hills
Aunt Mollie
 1927 Man Crazy
Grandmother Janeway
 1927 The Crystal Cup
Mrs. Carteret
 1927 The American Beauty
Madame O'Riley
 1927 The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
Young Karl's Nanny (uncredited)
 1927 Naughty But Nice
Mrs. Altewood
 1927 The King of Kings (uncredited)
 1926 Faithful Wives
The mother
 1926 One Minute to Play
Mrs. Wade
 1926 The Boob
The Old Lady (uncredited)
 1926 The Runaway
Mrs. Murrell
 1926 Three Faces East
Mrs. Bennett
 1925 Soul Mates
Tancred's Mother
 1925 Lazybones
Mrs. Tuttle
 1925 Classified
'Maw' Comet
 1925 Havoc
Mrs. Chappel
 1925 The Pride of the Force
Mother Moore
 1925 Lightnin'
Mrs. Jones
 1925 In the Name of Love
Mother Melnotte
 1925 Daddy's Gone A-Hunting
Mrs. Greenough
 1925 Learning to Love
Aunt Penelope
 1924 Worldly Goods
Mrs. Lawson
 1924 The Wise Virgin
Mrs. John Farrington
 1924 Broken Barriers
Beulah Reynolds
 1924 Daughters of Pleasure
Mrs. Hadley
 1924 The Breaking Point
Lucy Livingstone
 1924 The Shadow of the East
Aunt Caroline
 1923 Chastity
Mrs. Harris
 1923 The Ten Commandments
Mrs. Martha McTavish
 1923 The Miracle Makers
Mrs. Martha Mansfield
 1923 Hollywood
EDthe Chapman
 1923 Divorce
Mrs. George Reed
 1923 The Girl I Loved
Mother Middleton
 1922 My American Wife
Donna Isabella LaTassa
 1922 Youth to Youth
Mrs. Cora Knittson
 1922 Manslaughter
Adeline Bennett
 1922 A Tailor-Made Man
Mrs. Nathan
 1922 North of the Rio Grande
Belle Hannon
 1922 Beyond the Rocks
Lady Bracondale
 1922 The Sleep Walker
Sister Ursula
 1922 Her Husband's Trademark
Mother Berkeley
 1922 Saturday Night
Mrs. Prentiss
 1921 Voices of the City
Mrs. Rodman
 1921 Alias Ladyfingers
Rachel Stetherill
 1921 Dangerous Curve Ahead
Mrs. Mabee
 1921 A Wife's Awakening
Mrs. Kelcey
 1921 One Wild Week
Mrs. Dorn
 1921 Bits of Life
 1921 A Tale of Two Worlds
Mrs. Newcombe
 1921 Bunty Pulls the Strings
Eelen Dunlap
 1920 Just Out of College
Mrs. Pickering
 1920 The County Fair
Aunt Abigail Prue
 1920 A Double-Dyed Deceiver
Senora Urique
 1920 Out of the Storm
Lady Bridgeminster
 1920 Huckleberry Finn
Aunt Polly
 1920 Pinto
Mrs. Audry
 1919 Everywoman
 1919 Flame of the Desert
Lady Snowden
 1919 Secret Service
Mrs. Varney
 1919 An Innocent Adventuress
Aunt Heppy
 1919 The Knickerbocker Buckaroo
Teddy's Mother
 1919 The Home Town Girl
Mrs. Fanshawe
 1919 Fires of Faith
Mrs. Booth
 1919 Experimental Marriage
Mrs. Ercoll
 1919 Alias Mike Moran
Ma Young
 1919 The Winning Girl
Second Mrs. Milligan
 1919 You Never Saw Such a Girl
Mrs. Burgess
 1919/I Faith
Martha Owen
 1918 The Gypsy Trail
 1918 Borrowed Clothes
Mary's Mother
 1918 Unexpected Places
Mrs. Penfield
 1918 Bound in Morocco
Ysail's Mother
 1918 Sandy
Mrs. Hollis
 1918 Say! Young Fellow
A Sweet Spinster
 1918 The Only Road
Clara Hawkins
 1918 Old Wives for New
Mrs. Berkeley (uncredited)
 1918 Rose o' Paradise
Peg Grandoken
 1918 His Majesty, Bunker Bean
Older Mrs. Breede
 1918 The Whispering Chorus
John Tremble's mother
 1918 Huck and Tom
Aunt Polly
 1918 The Spirit of '17
Mrs. Glidden
 1917 A Modern Musketeer
Mrs. Thacker
 1917 Tom Sawyer
Aunt Polly
 1917 The Little Princess (uncredited)
 1917 The Ghost House
Mrs. Rawson
 1917 The Countess Charming
Mrs. Lovering
 1917 On the Level
Joe Blanchard's Mother
 1917 The Crystal Gazer
Mrs. Mannering
 1917 The Little American
Mrs. von Austreim
 1917 The Girl at Home
Mary Dexter
 1917 A Mormon Maid
Nancy Hogue
 1917 A School for Husbands
Mrs. Manners
 1917 The Evil Eye
 1916 Oliver Twist
Mrs. Brownlow
 1916 The Plow Girl
Lady Brentwood
 1916 The Heir to the Hoorah
Mrs. Kent
 1916 Anton the Terrible
Babushka (Anton's mother)
 1916 Public Opinion
Mrs. Carson Morgan
 1916 The Selfish Woman
Mrs. Hale (as Mrs. James Neill)
 1915/I The Golden Chance
Mrs. Hillary
 1915 The Foundling (scenes deleted)
 1915 The Pretty Sister of Jose
The Mother
 1914 Richelieu
The Queen

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Alternate Names:

Edith Chapman | Mrs. James Neill


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