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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 21 May 1918Berkeley, California, USA
Date of Death 28 November 2007Woodland Hills, California, USA  (natural causes)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tom Weaver <TomWeavr@aol.com>

Spouse (1)

Lew X. Lansworth (1943 - 1981) (his death)

Trivia (5)

Is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills.
She was a staunch conservative minded Republican.
Before she was an actress, she was a billboard and magazine model.
Was a resident of the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California.
Studied acting and drama at San Mateo Junior College.

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