Character actor, Granville Bates, was born on Jan 7, 1882 in Chicago, IL. Bates died at the age of 58 on Jul 8, 1940 in Hollywood, CA and was laid to rest in Graceland Cemetery in Chicago, IL.
Granville Bates appeared in over 90 films, playing his share of lawyers, judges, sheriffs and mayors. His films include My Favorite Wife (as the judge), Midnight (as Henry McGrath), Brother Orchid (as the Pattonsville Superintendent), and Of Mice and Men (as Carlson).(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).
"I'd like to get home and tell my wife about this. She thinks all my cases are boring." -Granville Bates as Judge Walter Bryson in My Favorite Wife.
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Mini Tribute: Character ActorBy Annmarie Gatti on Jan 7, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog
Born January 7, 1882 Character Actor ! Character Actor appeared in over 90 films, playing his share of lawyers, judges, sheriffs and mayors. His films include My Favorite Wife, Midnight, Brother Orchid, and Of Mice and Men. I’d like to get home & tell my wife... Read full article
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Judge Walter Bryson: Hey, young woman, what do you think you're doing? Put that confounded mirror away! Do you want to blind me?
Bianca: I'm very sorry.
Judge Walter Bryson: Humph. Oughta wash her face instead of paint it! You know that there's such a thing as contempt of court, you know that don't you? Don't let me get after you!
Sheriff: [to Paige] The people ain't mean, Doc; they're scared.
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