Marie Walcamp

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Marie Walcamp
Marie Walcamp - Jan 1919 MPW.jpg
Marie Walcamp, 1919.
Born (1894-07-27)July 27, 1894
Dennison, Ohio, U.S.
Died November 17, 1936(1936-11-17) (aged 42)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1913-1927

Marie Walcamp (July 27, 1894 – November 17, 1936) was an American actress of the silent film era, often specializing in roles as an "action heroine" in serials, including Westerns.[1]


Born in Dennison, Ohio, Walcamp was the daughter of Mary (née Mackel) and Arnold Walcamp.[2] She relocated to the East Coast after finishing her formal education, making the move with hopes of finding acting jobs on the stage. After landing various roles in New York, she was cast at the age of 19 in the 1913 film The Werewolf.[3] She appeared in over 50 motion pictures, mostly shorts, over the next two years, although by 1916 the pace of her work in films began to decrease. That year she still performed in no less than 13 productions, including the leading role in the Western serial Liberty. By the 1920s, however, Walcamp's movie career had effectively ended as she was cast in fewer and fewer films. Her final role was in 1927 as Alice Gage in In a Moment of Temptation. Over her 14-year career in films, Walcamp appeared in at least 107 releases.[3]

On November 17, 1936, Walcamp committed suicide from an overdose of medication.[1] She was 42 years old.

Magazine advertisement for the serial The Red Ace with Walcamp, 1917.

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  1. ^ a b Wollstein, Hans J. "Marie Walcamp". Allmovie. Retrieved May 22, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Ohio County Births, 1841-2003: Register of Births 1891-1897", volume 3B. FamilySearch. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Marie Walcamp", Internet Movie Database (IMDb), a subsidiary of Amazon, Seattle, Washington. Retrieved October 5, 2017.

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