Character actress, Florence Bates, was born Florence Rabe on Apr 15, 1888 in San Antonio, TX. Bates appeared in over 75 film and television roles. Her best known films include Mr. Lucky, Since You Went Away, Saratoga Trunk, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, I Remember Mama, Portrait of Jennie, A Letter to Three Wives, On the Town and Rebecca. Bates died at the age of 65 on Jan 31, 1954 in Burbank, CA .
Formidable was about the only word for the dominant, galleon-shaped Florence Bates who was much in demand in the 1940s. Her matrons were meddlesome and her matriarchs monstrous. She was once a lawyer (how the opposition must have suffered), but her Edythe Van Hopper in Alfred Hitchcock's "Rebecca" set her galloping through a gallery of gorgons and gargoyles. Died from a heart attack.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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