Kathleen Freeman

Kathleen Freeman

Highest Rated: 100% Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Lowest Rated: 0% Heartbeeps (1981)

Birthday: Feb 17, 1919

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

A character player, instantly recognizable and long beloved for her prolific assortment of portrayals of steely mothers, dour maids and hard-hearted Hannahs, Kathleen Freeman actually began her career just out of diapers as part of her parents' vaudeville act. The petite, stout performer formed her own theater company and was acting in "Ethan Frome" when she was spotted by talent scouts and signed for the movies. Freeman's early film career began with numerous nameless roles in the late 1940s and 50s in such films as "The Naked City" (1948), "Dream Wife" (1953) "The Fly" (1958). She was especially memorable in a hilarious supporting role in "Singin' in the Rain" (1952) as the voice teacher of Jean Hagen. The actress also enjoyed a 10 film collaboration with Jerry Lewis ranging from "Three Ring Circus" (1954) through "The Nutty Professor" (1963) and "The Disorderly Orderly" (1964) and winding up with "Which Way to the Front?" (1970).

Highest rated movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
88% 90% Shrek Old Woman (Voice) $267.7M 2001
23% 52% Ready to Rumble Jane King (Character) $12.4M 2000
46% 37% Blues Brothers 2000 Mother Mary Stigmata (Character) $14M 1998
No Score Yet 32% Richie Rich's Christmas Wish Miss Peabody (Character) - 1998
23% 41% I'll Be Home for Christmas Tom Tom Girl Gloria (Character) $12.2M 1998
No Score Yet 44% ...At First Sight Rhondas Grandma (Character) - 1995
54% 53% Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult Muriel Dillon (Character) $48.1M 1994
No Score Yet 49% Reckless Kelly Mrs. Delance (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 84% Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland Dance Teacher (Voice) $1.4M 1992
71% 57% Gremlins 2: The New Batch Microwave Marge (Character) $40.5M 1990
82% 65% Innerspace Dream Lady (Character) $25.9M 1987
64% 66% In the Mood Beulah Marver (Character) $709.1K 1987
51% 41% Dragnet Enid Borden (Character) $56M 1987
0% 23% Heartbeeps Helicopter Pilot (Character) - 1981
73% 92% The Blues Brothers Sister Mary Stigmata (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 11% The Norseman Old Indian woman (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daughters of Joshua Cabe Return Essie (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hitched Rainbow McCloud (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call Her Mom Woman (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 64% Where Does It Hurt? Mrs. Mazzini (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Psycho Sisters Hilda (Character) - 1972
62% 61% Support Your Local Gunfighter Mrs. Perkins (Character) - 1971
93% 82% The Ballad of Cable Hogue Mrs. Jensen (Character) - 1970
27% 35% Myra Breckinridge Bobby Dean Loner (Character) - 1970
75% 82% Support Your Local Sheriff! Mrs. Danvers (Character) - 1969
83% 47% Death of a Gunfighter Mary Elizabeth (Character) - 1969
20% 29% The Good Guys and the Bad Guys Mrs. Stone (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 37% Hook, Line & Sinker Mrs. Hardtack (Character) - 1969
92% 84% Point Blank First Citizen (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three on a Couch Murphy (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 54% The Rounders Agatha Moore (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 71% That Funny Feeling Woman at Phone Booth (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 49% Marriage on the Rocks Miss Blight (Character) - 1965
60% 68% The Disorderly Orderly Nurse Maggie Higgins (Character) - 1964
40% 64% Who's Minding the Store? Mrs. Glucksman (Character) - 1963
84% 67% The Nutty Professor Millie Lemmon (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madison Avenue Miss Thelma Haley (Character) - 1962
100% 69% The Ladies' Man Katie (Character) - 1961
50% 72% The Errand Boy Mrs. Helen Paramutual/Mrs. T.P. (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 17% The Missouri Traveler Serena Poole (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 33% Too Much, Too Soon Miss Magruder (Character) - 1958
95% 71% The Fly Emma (Delambre maid) (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Midnight Story Rosa Cuneo (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pawnee Mrs. Carter (Character) - 1957
78% 76% Artists and Models Mrs. Muldoon (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 26% Athena Miss Seely (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 45% Three Ring Circus Custard-Pie Gag Victim (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 20% The Magnetic Monster Nelly (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 57% The Affairs of Dobie Gillis "Happy Stella" Kowalski (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half a Hero Welcomer (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 33% She's Back on Broadway Annie (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 53% The Glass Wall Zelda (Character) - 1953
88% 67% Monkey Business Mrs. Brannigan (Character) - 1952
100% 95% Singin' in the Rain Phoebe Dinsmore (uncredited) (Character) $23.9K 1952
No Score Yet 33% Talk About a Stranger Rosa (Character) - 1952
79% 86% The Bad and the Beautiful Miss March (uncredited) (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 23% Love Is Better Than Ever Mrs. Kahrney (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 40% Kid Monk Baroni Maria Baroni (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 28% Cause for Alarm Woman (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 22% The Reformer and the Redhead Lily Rayton Parker (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once a Thief Phoebe (Character) - 1950
62% 70% House by the River Effie Ferguson (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Annie Was a Wonder Unknown (Character) - 1948

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Becker Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
33% No Score Yet Grown Ups Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 95% Rugrats Margaret (Guest Voice) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caroline in the City Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clueless Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
14% No Score Yet Love Boat: The Next Wave Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 71% Home Improvement Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 80% ER Rhonda's Patient (Guest Star) 1996
76% 68% Roseanne Edna Von Meets (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Common Law Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Melrose Place Madge (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married ... With Children Peg's Mom (Guest Voice) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Renegade Felipe's Mother (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mommies Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nurses Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet 93% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Munsters Today Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet 95% The Golden Girls Mother Superior (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Growing Pains Unknown (Guest Star) 1988-1990
100% 93% DuckTales Mrs. Crackshell (Guest Voice) 1989-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1990 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers Unknown (Guest Voice) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Head of the Class Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Belvedere Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 87% ALF Betty Susla (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living May (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mama's Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Ann Ridley (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Sister Sam Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Landlady (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
100% No Score Yet Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lotsa Luck Iris Belmont (Character) 1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Martha (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Mama Abner (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Funny Face Kate (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 1971 1969 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1970 1965 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1970 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Alice Whipple (Guest Star) 1968-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie Maw (Guest Star) 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Please Don't Eat the Daisies Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laredo Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Smothers Brothers Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1965 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Mrs. Campbell (Guest Star) 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1964 1961-1962 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip WAF Secretary (Guest Star) 1963 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Edna Holtzhoff (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Mrs. Graff (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Jessie (Character) 1956 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Married Joan Customer in Dress Shop (Guest Star) 1952

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