Campbell in 1938
Louise Campbell Weisbecker
May 30, 1911
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||November 5, 1997 (aged 86)|
Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S.
|Resting place||Saint Mary's Cemetery, Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S.|
(m. 1937; his death 1971)
|Parent(s)||Joseph Weisbecker |
Louise Campbell Weisbecker (May 30, 1911 – November 5, 1997) was an American actress. Despite her success in Hollywood, she made it clear she preferred the stage.
Campbell was born Louise Weisbecker in Chicago, Illinois. She had a sister named Ottilia.
Campbell attended St. Michael's School. Northwestern Universit] and DePaul University, studying dramatic arts at the latter. She gained additional dramatic training at the Chicago School of Expression. She said that when she was 6 years old, she decided to be an actress after she watched a production of Uncle Tom's Cabin.
At one point, she worked as a dental assistant, an experience which she said was "invaluable to me in my acting" as she observed changes in patients' facial expressions in the dentist's office, with their changing expressions displaying "their real character."
Campbell gained early theatrical experience by performing in stock theater. Her Broadway debut was in Three Men on a Horse (1935). Her other Broadway credits include Julie the Great, Guest in the House (1941), A House in the Country (1936) and White Man (1936). A column in the June 13, 1942, issue of Billboard complimented "Louise Campbell, that fine actress, for a lovely, beautifully projected, altogether excellent performance in Guest in the House."
Campbell went to Hollywood in 1937 and made 13 films in the 1930s and 1940s. Her film debut was in Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937). Her film credits included Bulldog Drummond sequels Night Club Scandal (1937), Men with Wings (1938), The Buccaneer (1938) and The Star Maker (1939).
Campbell died November 5, 1997 in Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut. She was survived by two daughters, a son and three grandchildren. She is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Norwalk, Connecticut.
|1937||Wild Money||Judy McGowan|
|1937||Bulldog Drummond Comes Back||Phyllis Clavering|
|1937||Night Club Scandal||Vera Marsh|
|1937||Bulldog Drummond's Revenge||Phyllis Clavering|
|1938||The Buccaneer||Marie de Remy|
|1938||Scandal Street||Nora Langdon|
|1938||Bulldog Drummond's Peril||Phyllis Clavering|
|1938||Men with Wings||Peggy Ranson|
|1939||Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police||Woman in Drummond's Dream||Uncredited, (archival footage)|
|1939||The Star Maker||Mary|
|1940||Emergency Squad||Betty Bryant|
|1940||Anne of Windy Poplars||Catherine Pringle|
|1940||Bowery Boy||Anne Cleary|
|1947||Devil Ship||Madge Harris||(final film role)|
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