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Jeanne Bates

IMDB : Jeanne Bates - IMDB(nm0060931)

1918-05-21

Berkeley, California, USA

Female

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.

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Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
Eraserhead

Eraserhead

Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

1977-03-19
Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

2001-10-06
Die Hard 2

Die Hard 2

John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military commandos led by a murderous rogue officer plot to rescue a drug lord from justice and are prepared for every contingency except one: McClane's smart-mouthed heroics.

1990-07-02
Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue

Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue

Blue is a teenage girl who lives with her Jazz playing father Ham. Ham gets very sick and dies, and now Blue must support herself somehow. Elle, the headmistress at a brothel, talks her into living and working at her establishment. She decides to leave the business and lead a normal life. Elle is hellbent to see that she never has one.

1992-05-06
Vice Raid

Vice Raid

A prostitute sets out to frame a cop.

1960-02-01
The Soul of a Monster

The Soul of a Monster

A man recovers on his death bed after his wife makes a mysterious pact with a strange woman. But is he really alive?

1944-08-17
The Mask of Diijon

The Mask of Diijon

A stage illusionist plots revenge after a particularly humiliating comeback attempt.

1946-03-11
The Chance of a Lifetime

The Chance of a Lifetime

An ex-con helps some fellow ex-cons adjust to life as defense workers, only to become involved with a robbery investigation.

1943-10-26
Mom

Mom

During a time when the city of Los Angeles is terrorized by animal attack style murders, a kindly elderly lady provides a nomad with room and board. It turns out that he is a werewolf and is responsible for the recent killings. He bites the elderly woman, turning her into a hungry werewolf. Now her adult son must try to prevent the both of them from doing any more harm.

1991-01-01
The Black Parachute

The Black Parachute

A paratrooper drops behind enemy lines to rescue the deposed king of a mythical Balkan nation.

1944-05-04
The Racket Man

The Racket Man

A gangster is drafted into the Army and, soon realizing how wrong his life of crime has been, agrees to help the FBI break up a black market ring by pretending to have been kicked out of service and to have resumed his old life of crime.

1944-01-18
Sergeant Mike

Sergeant Mike

In this patriotic war drama, a soldier becomes quite upset when he is transferred from the highly coveted machine-gun unit to the canine corps. He begins to change his opinion when he learns that his army dog Mike was a gift from an 8-year-old whose father was killed in the war. Now the soldier becomes committed to training Mike into the best army dog there ever was.

1944-11-09
She's a Soldier Too

She's a Soldier Too

Wartime workers deal with homefront dramatics.

1944-06-29
The Phantom

The Phantom

Two expeditions are trying to reach the Lost City of Zoloz -- one headed by Professor Davidson, a scientist who wants to establish an archaeological site, and the other by a greedy treasure hunter who wants to keep the fabled treasures of the city for himself. An agent of a foreign power also wants to establish a secret airbase there, so he stirs up the natives against The Phantom, who has been able to get them to stay peaceful so far. When The Phantom is murdered, his son takes his place and sets out to restore peace to the jungle and stop the agents' and the treasure hunters' nefarious plans.

1943-12-24
Sundown Valley

Sundown Valley

In this wartime western, an evil Nazi and his partner endeavor to sabotage a western gunsight plant.

1944-03-23
Dream Lover

Dream Lover

Ray is young, charming, successful and the owner of a prosperous architect company. However, he has recently gone trough a very painful divorce. His friends try to cheer him up by showing him the positive sides of being single but for Ray marriage and stability is just too important. But when he meets Lena his gloom is quickly forgotten.

1994-11-11
From the Dead of Night

From the Dead of Night

After having a near death experience Joanna finds her life in constant danger. She begins to believe that certain forces are trying to bring her back into the world of the dead. Her boyfriend Glen thinks she's crazy so Joanna turns to her ex-boyfriend, Peter. It just so happens that Peter is a strong believer in the supernatural and even teaches a course on it at a local college. Together they must confront the "walkers" so that Joanna can live to see another day.

1989-02-27
Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4

Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4

A reporter investigating the bizarre death of a woman who leaped from a building in flames finds herself mixed up in a cult of witches who are making her part of their sacrificial ceremony during the Christmas season.

1990-11-21