American actresses died in Sleeping Pills

Here are 1 famous actresses from United States of America died in Sleeping Pills:

Virginia Chapman

Virginia Chapman (June 14, 1921 Los Angeles-July 29, 1977 Malibu) a.k.a. Virginia Arness was an American actor. She had three children, Craig Aurness, Jenny Lee Aurness and Rolf Aurness.

Chapman started her acting career in the early 1940s and appeared in a number of films, including "The Red House" (1947) and "Hollow Triumph" (1948). She also made numerous television appearances on shows such as "Gunsmoke" and "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp."

In 1952, Chapman married James Arness, who was known for his role in the television show "Gunsmoke." They had two children together, Jenny Lee and Rolf. Chapman was also stepmother to Craig Aurness, James's son from a previous marriage.

After retiring from acting, Chapman devoted her time to raising her children and developing her skills as an artist. She tragically died in 1977 at the age of 56 from a drug overdose. Despite her early and sudden death, Chapman's contributions to film and television continue to be remembered and appreciated by her fans.

Chapman was born in Los Angeles, California to parents who were also involved in the entertainment industry. Her father, Kenneth Chapman, was a prominent radio actor and her mother, Gertrude Short, was a silent film actress. Virginia's parents divorced when she was young and she was primarily raised by her mother.

Chapman's early acting career consisted of small roles in films such as "The Falcon Takes Over" (1942) and "Flight Lieutenant" (1942). However, she quickly began to land more significant roles in films like "The Big Shot" (1942) and "The Glass Alibi" (1946). Her most notable film role was in "The Red House" (1947), in which she starred alongside Edward G. Robinson.

In addition to her film work, Chapman appeared on television programs throughout the 1950s and 1960s. She had recurring roles on shows such as "Wagon Train," "The Loretta Young Show," and "The Bob Cummings Show." She also made guest appearances on popular shows like "The Twilight Zone" and "Perry Mason."

Chapman's passion for art led her to study painting and sculpture, and she became an accomplished artist. Her works have been displayed in galleries across the United States and have been sold to numerous private collectors.

Sadly, Virginia Chapman's life was cut short when she passed away from an overdose of sleeping pills in 1977. Despite her untimely death, her legacy as a talented actress and artist lives on.

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