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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 4 December 1920Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, British India [now India]
Date of Death 11 January 1978Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK  (cancer)
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Bates was born on December 4, 1920 in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, British India. He was an actor, known for A Clockwork Orange (1971), Patton (1970) and It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974). He died on January 11, 1978 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.

Trivia (8)

Was an officer in the Gurkhas.
Served with the Chindits behind Japanese lines in Burma.
Spoke fluent Urdu.
Decided to drop all other projects and continue to play in "It Ain't Half Hot Mum". Because cancer was ravaging his body, he was unable to do more. He choose "It Ain't Half Hot Mum" because he had become very popular as Rangi Ram.
Acted at the Connaught Theatre in 1947.
Was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1948 till 1953.
Specialised in caricaturing inept or obtuse military types or policemen.
The son of an Anglo-Indian civil servant.

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