Jeanne Bates

Biography: Jeanne Bates had acted in stock in California when, in 1942, she was signed to a Columbia Pictures contract. So far as many horror aficionados are concerned, her most significant work under the Columbia banner consisted of a pre-credits bit as Bela Lugosi's first victim in Return of the Vampire (1943) and the "haunted" heroine of Soul of a Monster (1944). Her other Columbia work ranged from the leading-lady stint in the 1942 serial The Phantom to a minor role in Death of a Salesman (1952). She worked steadily in television in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, most regularly as Nurse Wills on the weekly Ben Casey (1961-66). After accumulating some impressive credits in regional theater and as an acting instructor, Bates showed up as Mary's mother in the midnight-movie favorite Eraserhead (1978). Jeanne Bates' latter-day film appearances included small but worthwhile roles in Die Hard 2 (1992) and Grand Canyon (1992). Bates died of breast cancer at age 89 in November 2007.

Jeanne Bates' Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 50
Highest Metascore: 50 The Commish: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 50 The Commish: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
1 tv review
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 40 Nov 8, 2004 Anne Peters (#2) (1972-1975) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 39 Nov 10, 2003 Anne Peters (#2) (1972-1975) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 38 Nov 8, 2002 Anne Peters (#2) (1972-1975) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 37 Nov 8, 2001 Anne Peters (#2) (1972-1975) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 36 Nov 8, 2000 Anne Peters (#2) (1972-1975) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 35 Nov 8, 1999 Anne Peters (#2) (1972-1975) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 34 Nov 9, 1998 Anne Peters (#2) (1972-1975) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 33 Nov 10, 1997 Anne Peters (#2) (1972-1975) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 32 Nov 8, 1996 Anne Peters (#2) (1972-1975) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 31 Nov 8, 1995 Anne Peters (#2) (1972-1975) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 29 Jan 3, 1994 Anne Peters (#2) (1972-1975) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 28 Jan 5, 1993 Anne Peters (#2) (1972-1975) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 27 Jan 10, 1992 Anne Peters (#2) (1972-1975) tbd
50 The Commish: Season 1 Sep 28, 1991 Annette Atkins tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 24 May 2, 1989 Anne Peters (#2) (1972-1975) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 21 Oct 23, 1986 Anne Peters (#2) (1972-1975) tbd
tbd Wonder Woman: Season 3 Sep 22, 1978 Mrs. Walls tbd
tbd The Rockford Files (1974): Season 2 Sep 12, 1975 Lady In Bank tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 1 Nov 8, 1965 Anne Peters (#2) (1972-1975) tbd
tbd The Twilight Zone: Season 3 Sep 15, 1961 Ethel Hollis 9.8
tbd Bonanza: Season 1 Sep 12, 1959 Stella Harris 8.0
tbd The Restless Gun: Season 2 Sep 22, 1958 Ana tbd
tbd Perry Mason: Season 2 Sep 20, 1958 Jean Strague tbd
tbd The Restless Gun: Season 1 Sep 23, 1957 Recurring Role tbd
tbd Perry Mason: Season 1 Sep 21, 1957 Miss Clay / Western Union Clerk tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 30 Feb 26, 1993 Anne Peters (#2) (1972-1975) tbd