Character actress, Kathleen Freeman, was born on Feb 17, 1919 in Chicago, IL. Freeman died at the age of 82 on Aug 23, 2001 in New York City, NY .
Kathleen Freeman was a cheerful, chubby American supporting actress whose "farm-girl" features were first seen as bobbysoxers and college girls. She played small roles and occasional minor leads (Lonely Hearts Bandits) for more than a decade, before her raucous tones, expressive face and now aggressive manner made her an inveterate scene-stealer of the 1960s, especially in Jerry Lewis comedies. She was a kindlier version of Britain's Peggy Mount. She had a rare tough leading part in "Wild Harvest" (1961).(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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