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Jeanne Bates

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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May 21, 1918 In Berkeley, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Racket Man 1944-01-18
Latest Project:
Movie Mulholland Drive 2001-06-06
Known For
Movie Mulholland Drive Irene 2001-06-06
Movie Dream Lover Jeanne 1993-10-24
Movie Mom Emily Dwyer 1991-06-19
Movie Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue Mrs. Felt 1991-10-31
Movie Die Hard 2 Older Woman (Northeast Plane) 1990-07-02
Movie Eraserhead Mrs. X 1978-02-03
Movie The Strangler Clara Thomas 1964-04-01
Movie Death of a Salesman Mother 1951-12-20
Movie The Mask of Diijon Victoria 1946-03-11
Movie She's a Soldier Too 'Red' Burns (uncredited) 1944-06-29
Movie The Racket Man Phyllis Lake 1944-01-18
Movie It's Murder Mrs. Tom Blair 1944-10-12
Movie Sergeant Mike Terry Arno 1944-11-09
Movie Shadows in the Night Adele Carter 1944-07-27