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Shirley Chambers

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Shirley Chambers
Born(1913-12-20)December 20, 1913
DiedSeptember 11, 2011(2011-09-11) (aged 97)
OccupationActress
Years active1932–1966

Shirley Chambers (December 20, 1913 – September 11, 2011) was an American film actress of the 1930s. She was notable for playing 'dumb blonde' roles in musical comedy films. She was discovered by press agent Harry Reichenbach.[1]

Biography

Chambers was born in Seattle, Washington on December 20, 1913.[2] She attended Huntington Park High School where she got into movies after winning a talent contest.[3] She was in several films in the 1930s, but had largely retired by 1939.[2] In 1935, Chambers married Horace D. Moulton, who was in the United States Navy.[4][5]

Chambers died on September 11, 2011, in Los Angeles at the age of 97.[6][2]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1930 Whoopee! Goldwyn Girl Uncredited
1931 Her Majesty, Love [7]
1932 Union Depot Dress Shop Assistant Uncredited
1932 High Pressure [8]
1932 The Roadhouse Murder Blonde in Bath [2]Uncredited
1932 The Kid from Spain Goldwyn Girl [2]Uncredited
1932 The Half-Naked Truth Gladys aka Ella Beebee [9]
1933 42nd Street Chorus Girl Uncredited
1933 Gold Diggers of 1933 Gold Digger Uncredited
1933 Diplomaniacs Ship's Passenger Uncredited
1933 Melody Cruise Vera [10][11]
1933 Morning Glory Woman at Party Uncredited
1933 Dancing Lady Chorus Girl Uncredited
1934 Viva Villa! Blonde Manicurist at Banquet Next to Pancho Uncredited
1934 Private Scandal Mrs. Belle Orrington Uncredited
1934 The Merry Widow Maxim Girl [2]Uncredited
1934 By Your Leave Merle Uncredited
1935 Vagabond Lady John's Blonde Secretary Uncredited
1935 Calm Yourself Joan Vincent
1937 Fit for a King Reception Guest Uncredited
1937 The Last Gangster Blonde Girl in Dive Uncredited
1937 Nothing Sacred Lady Godiva Uncredited
1939 The Women Girl in a Bath Uncredited
1939 Gone With the Wind Belle's Girl [2]Uncredited
1947 The Homestretch Guest Uncredited

References

  1. ^ Press Agent Harry Reichenbach at Immortal ephemera. Retrieved 2 June 2013
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Lentz, III, Harris M. (2012). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2011. McFarland. p. 59. ISBN 9780786491346.
  3. ^ "Enters Filmland". The Daily Messenger. 1932. p. 1. Retrieved 2018-01-23 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Films Lose Naval Bride". The Los Angeles Times. 1935-06-29. p. 17. Retrieved 2018-01-23 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Halsey's Words for Japs Quite Forceful, Aide Says". The Los Angeles Times. 1943-07-08. p. 39. Retrieved 2018-01-23 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "United States Social Security Death Index". FamilySearch. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  7. ^ "Stage and Screen". The Pittsburgh Press. 1931-12-13. p. 69. Retrieved 2018-01-23 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "New and Dynamic Powell in New Comedy". The Evening News. 1932-02-02. p. 10. Retrieved 2018-01-23 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "'The Half-Naked Truth'". Harrisburg Telegraph. 1933-04-08. p. 8. Retrieved 2018-01-23 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Truant Husband; His Two Cuties". Monroe Morning World. 1933-09-17. p. 7. Retrieved 2018-01-23 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Melody Cruise". Moberly Monitor-Index. 1933-07-08. p. 8. Retrieved 2018-01-23 – via Newspapers.com.


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