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Jeanne Bates (I) (1918–2007)


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... See full bio »

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Known For

Mulholland Dr.
(2001)
Eraserhead
Eraserhead Mrs. X
(1977)
The Mask of Diijon
(1946)
Die Hard 2
Die Hard 2 Older Woman (Northeast Plane)
(1990)

Filmography

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 2002 That '70s Show (TV Series)
Game Show Contestant
- I Can't Quit You Babe (2002) ... Game Show Contestant (voice)
 1999 Mulholland Dr. (TV Movie)
Irene
 1996 Sister, Sister (TV Series)
Elderly Woman
- The Volunteers (1996) ... Elderly Woman
 1996 Wings (TV Series)
Mrs. Peabody
- The Team Player (1996) ... Mrs. Peabody
 1991 The Commish (TV Series)
Annette Atkins
- No Greater Gift (1991) ... Annette Atkins
 1989 Hard Time on Planet Earth (TV Series)
Clerk
- Stranger in a Strange Land (1989) ... Clerk
 1989 From the Dead of Night (TV Movie)
Nurse
 1981 Dallas (TV Series)
 1980 The Chisholms (TV Mini-Series)
Abigail Sinclair
- The Suitor (1980) ... Abigail Sinclair
 1979 Benson (TV Series)
Mrs. Keller
- One Strike, You're Out (1979) ... Mrs. Keller
 1979 Three's Company (TV Series)
Alice
- Old Folks at Home (1979) ... Alice
 1979 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
- A Special Gift (1979)
 1979 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Mrs. Murphy
- A Question of Death (1979) ... Mrs. Murphy
 1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Mrs. Walls
- Pot of Gold (1978) ... Mrs. Walls
 1974-1978 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Mrs. Stites / Martha Hines / Bertha Delbart
- Victim of Love (1978) ... Mrs. Stites
- The Coronado Triangle (1978) ... Martha Hines
- Conspiracy of Terror (1974) ... Bertha Delbart
 1978 Getting Married (TV Movie)
Divorced Woman
 1976 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Alice Clements
- Bullseye (1976) ... Alice Clements
 1976 Switch (TV Series)
Mrs. Bates
- Big Deal in Paradise (1976) ... Mrs. Bates
 1975 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Lady in Bank
- The Reincarnation of Angie (1975) ... Lady in Bank
 1974 Kodiak (TV Series)
- Death Chase (1974)
 1974 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
Woman
- Instant Replay (1974) ... Woman
 1968-1974 Mannix (TV Series)
Mary Reardon / Melinda Webber
- Mask for a Charade (1974) ... Mary Reardon
- Night Out of Time (1968) ... Melinda Webber
 1973 Griff (TV Series)
Dr. Larkin
- Don't Call Us, We'll Call You (1973) ... Dr. Larkin
 1973 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Edith Mills (1981)
 1973 Topper Returns (TV Movie)
 1973 The Stranger (TV Movie)
Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
 1971-1972 Mod Squad (TV Series)
First Secretary / Nancy
- Sanctuary (1972) ... First Secretary
- The Price of Love (1971) ... Nancy
 1971-1972 Room 222 (TV Series)
Mrs. Paul / 1st Teacher
- Shoestring Catch (1972) ... Mrs. Paul
- Now, About That Cherry Tree (1971) ... 1st Teacher
 1970-1972 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Nurse Ginny Cavanagh / Mrs. Collins
- With a Shout, Not a Whimper (1972) ... Nurse Ginny Cavanagh
- Go Get 'Em, Tiger (1970) ... Mrs. Collins
 1972 Cannon (TV Series)
Stubber's Secretary
- The Rip Off (1972) ... Stubber's Secretary
 1972 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Mrs. Gilliam
- Tower Beyond Tragedy (1972) ... Mrs. Gilliam
 1972 The Rookies (TV Series)
Mrs. Palmer
- The Bear That Didn't Get Up (1972) ... Mrs. Palmer
 1971 The Smith Family (TV Series)
- Father's Day (1971)
 1971 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Dr. Louise Larson
- The New Vice-President (1971) ... Dr. Louise Larson
 1970 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
Dr. Rowe
- The Two Dollar Thing (1970) ... Dr. Rowe
 1969-1970 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Receptionist / Jennie Mae
- The Health Fund (1970) ... Receptionist
- Palm Springs Cowboy (1969) ... Jennie Mae
 1970 Family Affair (TV Series)
Mrs. Morrison
- The Language of Love (1970) ... Mrs. Morrison
 1969 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Mrs. Stillman
- Borderline Girl (1969) ... Mrs. Stillman
 1968 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Grace Willis
- Strangers in Our Own Land (1968) ... Grace Willis
 1967 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Nurse Jean Perkins
- Episode #1.391 (1967) ... Nurse Jean Perkins
- Episode #1.390 (1967) ... Nurse Jean Perkins
- Episode #1.389 (1967) ... Nurse Jean Perkins
- Episode #1.388 (1967) ... Nurse Jean Perkins
 1961-1966 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Nurse Wills / Miss Wills / Nurse Willis / ...
- Fun and Games and Other Tragic Things (1966) ... Miss Wills
- The Day They Stole County General (1965) ... Nurse Wills
- Journeys End in Lovers Meeting (1965) ... Miss Wills
 1958-1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mrs. Casper / Mrs. MacGregor / Hester Gentry / ...
- The Frank Carter Story (1962) ... Mrs. Casper
- The Nancy Palmer Story (1961) ... Mrs. MacGregor
- Weight of Command (1961) ... Hester Gentry
- The Estaban Zamora Story (1959) ... Sereta Zamora (uncredited)
- The Dick Richardson Story (1958) ... Erna Logan
 1961 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Ethel Hollis
- It's a Good Life (1961) ... Ethel Hollis
 1960-1961 Lock Up (TV Series)
Catherine Taner / Charlotte Lawrence
- Leading Young Citizen (1961) ... Catherine Taner (as Jean Bates)
- Election Night (1960) ... Charlotte Lawrence
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Mrs. Lasko / Miss Marx
- The Deadly Silence (1961) ... Mrs. Lasko
- Phantom Lover (1961) ... Miss Marx
 1959-1961 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Connie / Anna Smith / Helga Jorgeson
- There's No Place Like Home (1961) ... Connie
- It Happens in November (1960) ... Anna Smith
- Bentley's Double Play (1959) ... Helga Jorgeson
 1961 Two Faces West (TV Series)
Ellie Bishop
- The Avengers (1961) ... Ellie Bishop
 1961 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Janet Markins
- Widow of El Dorado (1961) ... Janet Markins
 1960 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Selma Grant
- The Fanatic (1960) ... Selma Grant
 1959-1960 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Edna Gibbs / Mary Todd Lincoln / Mrs. Teller
- The Trap (1960) ... Edna Gibbs
- The Day the World Wept-The Lincoln Story (1960) ... Mary Todd Lincoln
- Night of April 14th (1959) ... Mrs. Teller
 1960 Outlaws (TV Series)
Mrs. Starke
- The Rape of Red Sky (1960) ... Mrs. Starke
 1960 Laramie (TV Series)
Sarah Campbell
- The Track of the Jackal (1960) ... Sarah Campbell
 1960 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Ruth Handler
- Love's Sweet Awakening (1960) ... Ruth Handler
 1960 The Slowest Gun in the West (TV Movie)
The Wife
 1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Lee Devlin
- The Sunday Man (1960) ... Lee Devlin
 1960 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Lydia Noble
- Condor's Lair (1960) ... Lydia Noble
 1959-1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
Mrs. Wayne / Henny Morton
- Incident of the Tinker's Dam (1960) ... Mrs. Wayne
- Incident of the Power and the Plow (1959) ... Henny Morton
 1960 Man with a Camera (TV Series)
Mrs. Mason
- The Picture War (1960) ... Mrs. Mason
 1959 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Mrs. Grandsoir
- Mrs. Viner Vanishes (1959) ... Mrs. Grandsoir
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
Sara Crane
- The Faithless (1959) ... Sara Crane
 1958-1959 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Amy / Florence Peel
- The Train Robbery (1959) ... Amy
- The Dealer (1958) ... Florence Peel
 1959 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Ellen Majeski
- Edge of the Knife (1959) ... Ellen Majeski
 1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Mrs. Peck
- Dark Morning (1959) ... Mrs. Peck
 1959 Bonanza (TV Series)
Stella Harris
- Death on Sun Mountain (1959) ... Stella Harris
 1958-1959 M Squad (TV Series)
Nurse / Mrs. Leo Compton / Audrey Cranston
- Ten Minutes to Doomsday (1959) ... Nurse
- High School Bride (1959) ... Mrs. Leo Compton
- Guilty Alibi (1958) ... Audrey Cranston
 1957-1959 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Mrs. Patterson / Myrna Hackett
- The Black Maria (1959) ... Myrna Hackett
- Dog Gone (1958) ... Mrs. Patterson
- Human Bomb (1957) ... Mrs. Patterson
 1959 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Helen
- Old Blue (1959) ... Helen
 1955-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Nurse / Sister Mary / Eve
- Deed of Mercy (1959) ... Nurse
- Auf Wiedersehen (1958)
- Angel of Wrath (1957) ... Sister Mary
- Into the Night (1955) ... Eve
 1957-1959 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Anna Ritter / Mary Jepson / Nancy Timberlake / ...
- Better Than a Cannon (1959) ... Anna Ritter
- No Way to Kill (1958) ... Mary Jepson
- Gratitude (1958) ... Nancy Timberlake
- Strange Family in Town (1958) ... Greta Hoffman
- Jody (1957) ... Millie Gilman
 1959 Sky King (TV Series)
Mrs. Tyler
- Operation Urgent aka Runaway Truck (1959) ... Mrs. Tyler
 1959 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Amy Shaw
- Child of Fear (1959) ... Amy Shaw
 1959 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Harriet Morrow
- The Taffeta Mayor (1959) ... Harriet Morrow
 1959 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
Julia Smith
- Murder Is the Bid (1959) ... Julia Smith
 1958 Lassie (TV Series)
Mrs. Heffer (guest star)
- The Raffle (1958) ... Mrs. Heffer (guest star)
 1958 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Jean Strague / Miss Clay / Western Union Clerk
- The Case of the Buried Clock (1958) ... Jean Strague
- The Case of the Screaming Woman (1958) ... Miss Clay
- The Case of the Cautious Coquette (1958) ... Western Union Clerk
 1958 Rescue 8 (TV Series)
Mrs. Noyes
- The Ferris Wheel (1958) ... Mrs. Noyes
 1958 Buckskin (TV Series)
Alice Miller
- The Trial of Chrissy Miller (1958) ... Alice Miller
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Ruby Lina
- Death Watch (1958) ... Ruby Lina
 1957-1958 State Trooper (TV Series)
Kay Baylor / Martha Adams / Laura Henderson
- The Last Waltz (1958) ... Kay Baylor
- The Perilous Picnic (1958) ... Martha Adams
- No Fancy Cowboys (1957) ... Laura Henderson
 1958 Hi, Grandma! (TV Movie)
 1958 The Lineup (TV Series)
 1957 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series)
Ruth Wesson
- McGraw in Reno (1957) ... Ruth Wesson
 1957 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Mrs. Phillips
- The Conrad Murray Case (1957) ... Mrs. Phillips
 1957 The O. Henry Playhouse (TV Series)
 1957 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Reunion Guest
- Mary Has May Co. Reunion (1957) ... Reunion Guest (as Jean Bates)
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- One Left Over (1957)
 1957 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Mrs. Canfield / Maude Larkin
- Lynching Party (1957) ... Mrs. Canfield (uncredited)
- Proving Grounds ... Maude Larkin
 1957 Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal (TV Series)
- Escape Into Life (1957)
 1957 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Nurse Sheila
- Blind Man's Bluff (1957) ... Nurse Sheila
 1956 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Amy
- The Cross of Santo Domingo (1956) ... Amy
 1956 My Friend Flicka (TV Series)
Mary Anderson
- The Unmasking (1956) ... Mary Anderson
 1956 Medic (TV Series)
Kate Trenton
- The Homecoming (1956) ... Kate Trenton
 1956 Big Town (TV Series)
 1955-1956 I Led 3 Lives (TV Series)
Mrs. Joan Perkins / Comrade Joan
- Dead Man (1956) ... Mrs. Joan Perkins
- Commie Dies (1955) ... Comrade Joan
 1955 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Mrs. Nolan / Mrs. Wyatt
- Smoking Out the Nolans (1955) ... Mrs. Nolan
- Night Incident (1955) ... Mrs. Wyatt
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1955 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- Faith (1953)
 1953 Family Theatre (TV Series)
Mary Magdalene
- Triumphant Hour (1953) ... Mary Magdalene
 1953 The Range Rider (TV Series)
Replaced by Peggy Stewart
- The Black Terror (1953) ... Replaced by Peggy Stewart (credit only)
 1952 Gang Busters (TV Series)
Ellie Bassick
- The O'Dell-Griffin Case (1952) ... Ellie Bassick
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
Eve Schaeffer
- The Memory Chain (1952) ... Eve Schaeffer (as Jean Bates)
 1951 Stars Over Hollywood (TV Series)
 1951 The Living Christ Series (TV Mini-Series)
Mary - Sister of Lazarus
- Crucifixion and Resurrection (1951) ... Mary - Sister of Lazarus
- Retreat and Decision (1951) ... Mary - Sister of Lazarus
- Conflict (1951) ... Mary - Sister of Lazarus
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Other Works:

Guest starred on the radio drama "Nightbeat," which starred Frank Lovejoy.

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Alternate Names:

Jeanne R. Bates | Jean Bates
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