Lonny Chapman

Lonny Chapman

Birth
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 12 Oct 2007 (aged 87)
North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Memorial ID 22314571 · View Source
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Actor. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he was a character performer of stage, films and television during a career that spanned over six decades. After making his Broadway debut in the 1949 production "The Closing Door", Chapman gained acclaim creating the role of "Turk" in the 1950 drama "Come Back, Little Sheba". He also had noteworthy performances in "The Chase", "The Traveling Lady" and "Marathon '33". During the course of his career, Chapman had guest appearances in numerous television programs including, "Studio One", "Perry Mason", "The Defenders" and had a starring role in the 1965 series "For the People". His film credits include, "Baby Doll" (1956), "The Cowboys" (1972) and "Norma Rae" (1979). Chapman served as artistic director of the Group Repertory Theatre in North Hollywood, which was later renamed The Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre in his honor. He was also an accomplished acting teacher. He died of complications from heart disease.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 19 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22314571
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lonny Chapman (1 Oct 1920–12 Oct 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22314571, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.