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 , , (Producer), (Director)
Shares birthday with Arthur Kennedy, Alan Bates, Edward Muhl  see more..

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 .


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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Was considered for the role of Alice Nelson in "The Brady Bunch" (1969).

John Garcia, Executive Director/Producer of "The Column" Awards, created an award in her honor. This is given to individuals who overcome personal, physical, or other major problems in their lives and continue to work in theater, whether behind or in front of the curtain. Whatever obstacles--personal problems, health issues, etc.--were affecting their lives offstage, on stage they give it their all. They are living the theme of what Ms. Freeman always said: "The show must go on".

Graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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