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Jeanne Bates

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Biography

Berkeley, California, USA
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. Read more...

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Character: Ann Winson

The Soul of a Monster 1944

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Character: Chief WAC

Hey, Rookie 1944

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Character: W.A.C. Woman

Tonight and Every Night 1945

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Character: Weaver's daughter

Trooper Hook 1957

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Character: Mrs. Menken

Grand Canyon 1991

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Character: Emily Dwyer

Mom 1991

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Character: Lady at Mortuary

Touch and Go 1986

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Character: First Secretary

Mod Squad 1968

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Character: Nurse Wills

Ben Casey 1961

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Character: Mrs. Heffer

Lassie 1954

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Character: Ellen Majeski

Peter Gunn 1958

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Character: Ruth Handler

The Donna Reed Show 1958

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Character: Alice Clements

Charlie's Angels 1976

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Character: Ruby Lina

Suspicion 1957

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Character: Lydia Noble

77 Sunset Strip 1958

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Character: Miss Marx

Checkmate 1960

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