Job Actress
Years active 1948-2001
Known for Neighborhood gossips, busybodies, eccentrics, secretaries, teachers
Top Roles Mrs. Brannigan, Neighbor, Laundromat Gossip, Chambermaid, Phoebe Dinsmore, Nurse Maggie Higgins
Top GenresComedy, Drama, Romance, Film Noir, Crime, Western
Top TopicsRomance (Comic), Book-Based, Show Business
Top Collaborators , , (Director), (Director)
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Kathleen Freeman Overview:

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 .

MINI BIO: 

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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Lena Nordquist: [to Sam] You're a pig-headed no-good and you always were.


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Kathleen Freeman Facts
Graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles.

In the 1950s, at The Music Circus (a theater-in-the-round in Sacramento, Calif.) a prop chair collapsed under her weight while she was singing, the musicians stopped playing, and in a dead silence she got up to her knees, spread her arms and sang, "That's why I love the theater".

Was nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for "The Full Monty."

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