Jeanne Bates



Place of birth:

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.


Mulholland Drive (2001)
as Irene
Dream Lover (1993)
as Jeanne
Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue (1992)
as Mrs. Felt
Mom (1991)
as Emily Dwyer
Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 (1990)
as Katherine
Die Hard 2 (1990)
as Older Woman (Northeast Plane)
From the Dead of Night (1989)
as Nurse
Eraserhead (1977)
as Mrs. X
The Strangler (1964)
as Clara Thomas
Vice Raid (1959)
as Marilyn
Guns Don't Argue (1957)
as Mrs. Ross Baxter
Sabaka (1955)
as Durga
The Mask of Diijon (1946)
as Victoria
Sergeant Mike (1944)
as Terry Arno
It's Murder (1944)
as Mrs. Tom Blair
The Soul of a Monster (1944)
as Ann Winson
Shadows in the Night (1944)
as Adele Carter
She's a Soldier Too (1944)
as 'Red' Burns (uncredited)
The Black Parachute (1944)
as Olga - Peasant Woman
Sundown Valley (1944)
as Sidney Hawkins
The Racket Man (1944)
as Phyllis Lake
The Phantom (1943)
as Diana Palmer
The Return of the Vampire (1943)
as Miss Northcutt (uncredited)
The Chance of a Lifetime (1943)
as Mary Watson