Virginia <I>Chapman</I> Arness

Virginia Chapman Arness

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 29 Jul 1977 (aged 56)
Malibu, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 138567457 · View Source
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Actress Virginia Chapman was born on June 14, 1921 in Los Angeles, CA.

She was an actress, known for Perry Mason (1957), Highway Patrol (1955) and Sheriff of Cochise (1956).

She was married to John S. Burton, Jr. and James Arness (divorced in 1960).

She died at age 56 on July 29, 1977 in Malibu, CA. of a drug overdose.

Ex-sister-in-law of Peter Graves (brother of James Arness).

Mother of Craig Aurness, Rolf Aurness, and Jenny Lee Aurness.


James Arness appeared in a production of "Candida" at the Pasadena Community Playhouse. His leading lady was Virginia Chapman. They met and later married.


NOTE: Virginia's memorial is not linked to her husband James' memorial because Virginia's burial location is unknown and Find A Grave administration will not allow me to link her to James without a burial location. I already tried to do it, and it was denied.


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