Madge Bellamy

Highest Rated: 89% White Zombie (1932)
Lowest Rated: 78% The Iron Horse (1924)
Birthday: Jun 30, 1899
Birthplace: Not Available
The daughter of the dean of literature at the University of Texas, Margaret Philpott began her showbiz career in a Denver stock company. Margaret was elevated to Broadway by impresario Charles K. Frohmann, who gave her the stage name of Madge Bellamy. After a few seasons as a chorus girl, Madge made her Broadway acting debut in 1918, replacing Helen Hayes in Dear Brutus. A moderately popular film actress in the 1920s, Madge starred in such prestigious Fox Studios productions as Lorna Doone (1922) and The Iron Horse (1924), as well as Fox's first feature with recorded dialogue, 1928's Mother Knows Best. When she turned down the leading role in The Trial of Mary Dugan, a stage play which Fox had purchased with her in mind, Madge was dropped by the studio and blackballed from the industry. She made a tentative comeback in the early 1930s, but outside of the 1932 horror classic White Zombie, most of her talkie appearances were unremarkable. She was thrust into the public arena once more in 1943, when she shot her millionaire lover A. Stanford Murphy. Murphy lived; Madge spent five days in jail, then was placed on probation. Living in and out of poverty in her later years, she at one time managed a large junkyard in Ontario, California. Madge Bellamy died in 1990, one month before the publication of her memoirs, Darling of the 20s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet White Zombie Actor 2014
No Score Yet Northwest Trail Mrs. Yeager 1945
No Score Yet Under Your Spell Miss Stafford 1936
No Score Yet The Daring Young Man Sally 1935
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in London Becky Fothergill 1934
No Score Yet Police Patrol Lil Daley 1933
No Score Yet Gigolettes of Paris Suzanne Ricord 1933
89% White Zombie Madeline Short 1932
No Score Yet Lazybones Kit 1925
78% The Iron Horse Miriam Marsh 1924
No Score Yet The White Sin Hattie Lou Harkness 1924
No Score Yet Soul of the Beast Ruth Lorrimore 1923
No Score Yet Lorna Doone Lorna Doone 1922
No Score Yet Love Never Dies Tilly Whaley 1921

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