Tuesday, September 27, 2011

RIP Shirley Chambers

Shirley Chambers has died

Frank Reighter
"Austin Mutti-Mewes had asked me about 98 year old actress Shirley
Chambers, who was in 22 films and TV shows from 1932 to 1966,
including "Dancing Lady" (1933), which also featured the Three
Stooges. Austin had corresponded with her for many years, and recently
received an envelope returned by the US Post Office marked "Deceased".
He asked me about it. I found no listing on ancestry.com or the Social
Security Death Index, and nothing in the Los Angeles Times.
A telephone number listed at her address was "disconnected - Not in
Service". I found a number for the resident of the nearest apartment
and called her. She is Noira Ambarts Moumian. She said that Shirley,
whose last name was Nash at that address, had died on September 11,
2011. She said she had a daughter, whose name she did not know. She
said there was no obituary, and that her body was cremated.
She did have a Three Stooges connection in "Dancing Lady" 1933. She
also was in "Diplomaniacs" 1922 - (Wheeler and Woolsey), which also
featured Marjorie White and Phyllis Barry; "Morning Glory" 1933 which
also featured Geneva Mitchell; "The Champ's a Chump: 1936, which also
featured Fred Kohler, Jr., Harley Wood and Gertrude Messinger. She
would be best known for her small role in "Gone With The Wind" 1939,
as "Belle's girl."

Born: 12/20/1913, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Died: 9/11/2011, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Shirley Chambers' western - actress:
Viva Villa! - 1934 (manicurist)

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