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Florence Bates (April 15, 1888 – January 31, 1954) was an American character actress who often played grande dame characters in her films.Born Florence Rabe in San Antonio, Texas, the second child of Jewish immigrants, Bates showed musical talent as a child, but a hand injury inhibited her from continuing her piano studies. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Mathematics in 1906, after which she taught school.In 1909 she met and married her first husband and gave up her career to raise their daughter. When that marriage ended in divorce, she began to study law and passed the bar in 1914, becoming at the age of 26 the first female lawyer in her home state. She practiced law for four years in San Antonio.After the death of her parents, Bates left the legal profession to help her sister operate their father's antique business. She became a bilingual (English-Spanish) radio commentator whose program was designed to foster good relations between the United States and Mexico. In 1929, following the stock market crash and the death of her sister, Florence closed the antique shop and married a wealthy businessman, William F. Jacoby. When he lost his fortune, the couple moved to Los Angeles and opened a bakery, which proved a successful venture until they sold it in the 1940s.In the mid-1930s, Bates auditioned for and won the role of Miss Bates in a Pasadena Playhouse adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma. When she decided to continue working with the theatre group, she changed her professional name to that of the first character she played on stage. In 1939 she was introduced to Alfred Hitchcock, who cast her in her first major screen role, the vain dowager Mrs. Van Hopper, in Rebecca.Bates appeared in more than sixty films over the course of the next thirteen years. Among her credits are Kitty Foyle, Love Crazy, The Moon and Sixpence, Mr. Lucky, Heaven Can Wait, Mister Big, Since You Went Away, Kismet, Saratoga Trunk, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Winter Meeting, I Remember Mama, Portrait of Jennie, A Letter to Three Wives, On the Town, and Les Misérables. Bates had a regular role on The Hank McCune Show and made guest appearances on I Love Lucy, My Little Margie, and Our Miss Brooks. Wikipedia

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1Biography in "Actresses of a Certain Character: Forty Familiar Hollywood Faces from the Thirties to the Fifties" by Axel Nissen.
2She was forever knitting, even during breaks when filming.
3Great-grandmother of actress/comedian Rachel Hamilton.
4Became the first woman lawyer in Texas in 1914 at the age of 26.
5Screen, stage, television actress, and attorney.



They Got Me Covered1943Gypsy Woman
My Heart Belongs to Daddy1942Mrs. Saunders
The Moon and Sixpence1942Tiare Johnson
We Were Dancing1942Mrs. Elsa Vanderlip
The Tuttles of Tahiti1942Emily
Mexican Spitfire at Sea1942Mrs. Baldwin
Kathleen1941Woman Customer at Shoner's Store (uncredited)
The Chocolate Soldier1941Madame Helene
The Gay Falcon1941scenes deleted
Love Crazy1941Mrs. Cooper
Strange Alibi1941Katie
The Devil and Miss Jones1941Customer
Road Show1941Mrs. Newton
Hudson's Bay1941Duchess (scenes deleted)
Kitty Foyle1940Customer
The Son of Monte Cristo1940Countess Mathilde Von Braun
Calling All Husbands1940Emmie Trippe
Rebecca1940Mrs. Van Hopper
The Man in Blue1937Woman (uncredited)
Ethel Barrymore Theater1956TV Series
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet1953TV SeriesMrs. Howard
Paris Model1953Mrs. Nora Sullivan
Main Street to Broadway1953Mrs. Bessmer in Fantasy Sequence
Private Secretary1953TV Series
My Little Margie1952-1953TV SeriesMrs. Stegmuller
The Hank McCune Show1953TV Series
Our Miss Brooks1952TV SeriesMrs. Carney
Hollywood Opening Night1952TV Series
Four Star Playhouse1952TV SeriesOttilie
Les Miserables1952Madame Bonnet
The San Francisco Story1952Sadie
I Love Lucy1952TV SeriesMrs. Pettebone
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show1951-1952TV SeriesMrs. McEveety
Havana Rose1951Mrs. Fillmore
The Tall Target1951Mrs. Charlotte Alsop
Father Takes the Air1951Minerva Bobbin
Lullaby of Broadway1951Mrs. Anna Hubbell
Dick Tracy1950TV SeriesMrs. Frotheringham / Mrs. Frothingham
Hollywood Theatre Time1950TV Series
County Fair1950Nora 'Ma' Ryan
The Second Woman1950Amelia Foster
Belle of Old Mexico1950Nellie Chatfield
On the Town1949Mme. Dilyovska
Oboler Comedy Theatre1949TV Series
The Girl from Jones Beach1949Miss Emma Shoemaker
A Letter to Three Wives1949Mrs. Manleigh
Portrait of Jennie1948Mrs. Jekes (landlady)
My Dear Secretary1948Horrible Hannah Reeve (the landlady)
Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven1948Mandy
River Lady1948Ma Dunnegan
Winter Meeting1948Mrs. Castle
The Inside Story1948Geraldine Atherton
I Remember Mama1948Florence Dana Moorhead
The Judge Steps Out1947Chita
Desire Me1947Mrs.Lannie (scenes deleted)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty1947Mrs. Griswold
Love and Learn1947Mrs. Bella Davis - Landlady
The Brasher Doubloon1947Mrs. Elizabeth Murdock
The Man I Love1947Mrs. Thorpe (uncredited)
The Time, the Place and the Girl1946Mme. Lucia Cassel
Cluny Brown1946Dowager at Ames' Party
Claudia and David1946Nancy Riddle
The Diary of a Chambermaid1946Rose
Whistle Stop1946Molly Veech
San Antonio1945Henrietta
Saratoga Trunk1945Sophie Bellop
Out of This World1945Harriet Pringle
Tonight and Every Night1945May Tolliver
Tahiti Nights1944Queen Liliha
Belle of the Yukon1944Viola Chase
The Mask of Dimitrios1944Madame Elise Chavez
Since You Went Away1944Hungry Woman on Train (uncredited)
His Butler's Sister1943Lady Sloughberry
Heaven Can Wait1943Mrs. Edna Craig (uncredited)
Mister Big1943Mrs. Mary Davis
Mr. Lucky1943Mrs. Van Every
Slightly Dangerous1943Mrs. Amanda Roanoke-Brooke



The Chocolate Soldier1941"My Hero" 1909, "Thank the Lord the War Is Over" 1909, uncredited



The Colgate Comedy Hour1952TV SeriesHerself

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