Jeanne Bates

Jeanne Bates

  • Born on
    • May 21st, 1918
  • Died on
    • November 28th, 2007
Jeanne Bates began her acting career while a student at San Mateo Junior College, appearing on radio soap operas in San Francisco. She played the lead in an airwave mystery series, Lew X. Lansworth's "Whodunit" (Bates' scream was the show's "signature"), which became so successful that it (and Bates) moved to Hollywood in 1941. Bates and Lansworth married in 1943. By the time the two were married, Bates was already under contract to Columbia Pictures, where she debuted in a Boston Blackie mystery.

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Acting (10 Credits)

2001Mulholland Drive as Irene
1993Dream Lover as Jeanne
1991Mom as Emily Dwyer
1991Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue as Mrs. Felt
1990Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation as Katherine
1990Die Hard 2 as Older Woman (Northeast Plane)
1977Eraserhead as Mrs. X
1964The Strangler as Clara Thomas
1951Death of a Salesman as Mother
1943The Return of the Vampire as Miss Northcutt (uncredited)

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