Education DePaul University
|Name Louise Campbell|
Children 1 son2 daughters
|Full Name Louise Weisbecker|
Born 1911 Chicago, Illinois
Alma mater Northwestern UniversityDePaul University
Died 5 November 1997, Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
Spouse Horace McMahon (m. 1937–1971)
Movies Bulldog Drummond's Revenge, Bulldog Drummond's Peril, Bulldog Drummond Comes B, Night Club Scandal, Devil Ship
Similar Horace McMahon, James P Hogan, Louis King, Lew Landers, Jack Hively
Louise Campbell (1911 - November 5, 1997) was an American actress on stage and in films.
Campbell was born Louise Weisbecker in Chicago, Illinois. She had a sister, Ottilia.
Campbell attended St. Michael's School. Northwestern University 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 with several stock theater companies. 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 the trade publication 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 was married to actor Horace McMahon, whom she met when they were both in the Broadway play Three Men on a Horse. They wed in 1938 and remained married until his death in 1971.
Campbell died November 5, 1997, in Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut. She was survived by two daughters, a son and three grandchildren.