Florence Bates

Florence Bates

Highest Rated: 100% Love Crazy (1941)

Lowest Rated: 71% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

Birthday: Apr 15, 1888

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA

Florence Bates didn't set out to become an actress; from her degree in mathematics to her career as an attorney, performing seemed to be the farthest thing from her mind. But after moving to Los Angeles to open a bakery, she auditioned on a whim for the role of Miss Bates in a theatrical adaptation of Jane Austen's "Emma," nabbed the part, and found a second home on the stage during the 1930s. Alfred Hitchcock cast Bates as Mrs. Van Hopper in his moody 1939 drama "Rebecca," establishing her as a go-to actress for eccentric, high-society characters in dozens of films throughout the 1940s and early '50s.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paris Model Mrs. Nora Sullivan (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 79% Lullaby of Broadway Mrs. Anna Hubbell (Character) - 1951
100% 68% The Tall Target Mrs. Charlotte Alsop (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Takes the Air Minerva Bobbin (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 42% The Second Woman Amelia Foster (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet County Fair Nora "Ma" Ryan (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 36% The Girl From Jones Beach Miss Emma Shoemaker (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Judge Steps Out Chita (Character) - 1949
94% 86% A Letter to Three Wives Mrs. Manleigh (Character) - 1949
93% 83% On the Town Madame Dilyovska (Character) - 1949
83% 85% Portrait of Jennie Mrs. Jekes (landlady) (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Inside Story Geraldine Atherton (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet River Lady Ma Dunnegan (Character) - 1948
100% 83% I Remember Mama Florence Dana Moorhead (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 41% My Dear Secretary Horrible Hannah Reeve (Character) - 1948
71% 81% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Mrs. Griswold (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Learn Mrs. Davis (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Claudia and David Nancy Riddle (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Time, the Place and the Girl Mme. Lucia Cassel (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 55% Diary of a Chambermaid Rose (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 21% Whistle Stop Molly Veech (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 73% The Man I Love Mrs. Thorpe (uncredited) (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 62% San Antonio Henrietta (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 58% Saratoga Trunk Sophie Bellop (Character) - 1945
100% 78% The Mask of Dimitrios Madame Elise Chavez (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 18% Belle of the Yukon Viola Chase (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tahiti Nights Queen Liliha (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 38% Kismet Karsha (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 62% Slightly Dangerous Mrs. Amanda Roanoke-Brooke (Character) - 1943
100% 69% Mr. Lucky Mrs. Van Every (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 64% His Butler's Sister Lady Sloughberry (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire at Sea Mrs. Baldwin (Character) - 1942
100% 82% Love Crazy Mrs. Cooper (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Alibi Katie (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 29% The Chocolate Soldier Madame "Pugsie" Helene (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 0% Road Show Mrs. Newton (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Calling All Husbands Mrs. Emmie Dolittle Trippe (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 40% The Son of Monte Cristo Countess Mathilde Von Braun (Character) - 1940
100% 92% Rebecca Mrs. Edythe Van Hopper (Character) - 1940

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 98% I Love Lucy Mrs. Pettebone (Guest Star) 1952

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