Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 65

Birthday 1918-05-21

Day of Death 2007-11-28

Place of Birth Berkeley, California, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2001 Mulholland Drive as Irene
1998 That '70s Show (1 episode)
1993 Dream Lover as Jeanne
1992 Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue as Mrs. Felt
1991 The Commish (1 episode)
1991 Mom as Emily Dwyer
1990 Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 as Katherine
1990 Die Hard 2 as Older Woman (Northeast Plane)
1990 Wings (1 episode)
1989 From the Dead of Night as Nurse
1977 Eraserhead as Mrs. X
1977 Three's Company (1 episode) as Alice
1976 Quincy, M.E. (1 episode)
1976 Charlie's Angels (1 episode)
1975 Wonder Woman (1 episode)
1975 Switch (1 episode)
1972 The Rookies (1 episode)
1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. (1 episode)
1968 The Mod Squad (1 episode)
1968 Hawaii Five-O (1 episode)
1967 Mannix (2 episodes)
1965 The F.B.I. (1 episode)
1964 The Strangler as Clara Thomas
1962 The Saint (1 episode) as Lila Prentice
1961 Ben Casey (1 episode)
1960 My Three Sons (1 episode)
1959 Vice Raid as Marilyn
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1959 Lock-Up (1 episode)
1959 Riverboat (1 episode)
1959 One Step Beyond (3 episodes)
1959 Rawhide (1 episode)
1958 77 Sunset Strip (1 episode)
1958 The Donna Reed Show (1 episode)
1958 Peter Gunn (1 episode)
1957 The Restless Gun (76 episodes) as Anna Ritter
1957 Perry Mason (2 episodes)
1957 M Squad (1 episode)
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel (1 episode)
1957 Guns Don't Argue as Mrs. Ross Baxter
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1 episode)
1956 State Trooper (3 episodes)
1956 My Friend Flicka (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (2 episodes)
1955 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1 episode)
1955 Sabaka as Durga
1954 Studio 57 (1 episode)
1953 General Electric Theater (2 episodes)
1952 Gang Busters (1 episode)
1952 Dangerous Assignment (1 episode)
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode)
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (2 episodes)
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (1 episode)
1946 The Mask of Diijon as Victoria
1944 Sergeant Mike as Terry Arno
1944 It's Murder as Mrs. Tom Blair
1944 The Soul of a Monster as Ann Winson
1944 Shadows in the Night as Adele Carter
1944 She's a Soldier Too as 'Red' Burns (uncredited)
1944 The Black Parachute as Olga - Peasant Woman
1944 Sundown Valley as Sidney Hawkins
1944 The Racket Man as Phyllis Lake
1943 The Phantom as Diana Palmer
1943 The Return of the Vampire as Miss Northcutt (uncredited)
1943 The Chance of a Lifetime as Mary Watson

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