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Kathleen Freeman

Kathleen Freeman Mostly Credited As: Kathleen Freeman
Sometimes Credited As: Katherine Freeman

Date Of Birth: February 17, 1919 (Age 82)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Date Of Death: August 23, 2001
Cause Of Death: Lung Cancer (New York, New York


Kathleen Freeman's inroduction to show business came very early in life. Her parents were vaudevillians, and she made her debut at age 2 in their act. Later she attended UCLA with intentions of becoming a pianist, but was bitten by the acting bug and never looked back. She gained experience on stage in various stock and repertory companies, and made her film debut in 1948. One of the most memorable character actresses in recent memory, her stocky build, incredibly expressive face and hearty laugh have kept audiences convulsed for decades, playing a variety of neighborhood gossips, busybodies and eccentrics. Memorable as Sister Mary Stigmata ("The Penguin"), Dan Aykroyd's and John Belushi's nemesis, in The Blues Brothers (1980). She was used as a comic foil by Jerry Lewis in many of his films, always to great advantage. She did much television work, playing in everything from "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961) to "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." (1964) to _"Married... with Children" (1987)_ , where she was the voice of Peg's monstrous but never-seen mother, Al Bundy's nemesis. She was working on Broadway in a production of "The Full Monty" when she died of lung cancer in 2001.


TV Appearances

Main cast 
As Told By Ginger (2000)As: Mrs. Gordon (2000-2003) -- [Voice]
DuckTales (1987)As: Mrs. Crackshell -- [Voice]
Lotsa Luck (1973)As: Iris Belmont
Funny Face (1971)As: Kate Harwell
Mayor of the Town (1954)As: Marilly
Episode Cast Credits 

As Told By Ginger (2000) 
  Piece of My Heart 02x04: (Dec/16/2001) Voiced  Mrs. Gordon 

Rugrats (1991) 
  Acorn Nuts And Diapey Butts 08x03: (Nov/07/2000) Voiced  Woman #6 
  Wrestling Grandpa / Chuckie Collects 06x18: (May/01/1999) Voiced  Margaret 

Batman Beyond (1999) 
  The Eggbaby 02x19: (Apr/01/2000) Voiced  Ma Mayhem 

Becker (1998) 
  The Hypocratic Oath 02x13: (Jan/10/2000) As Edith/Evelyn 

Grown Ups (US) (1999) 
  Online Romance 01x11: (Dec/06/1999) As Mona 

Providence (1999) 
  The Third Thing 02x01: (Sep/24/1999) As Unknown 

Arli$$ (1996) 
  The Changing of the Guard 04x06: (Jul/11/1999) As Helga Krupp 

Clueless (1996) 
  Cashless 02x22: (May/19/1998) As Pearl 

The Love Boat: The Next Wave (1998) 
  How Long Has This Been Going On? 01x04: (May/04/1998) As Maw-Maw Cranston 

Home Improvement (1991) 
  The Son Also Mooches 07x21: (Apr/21/1998) As Gwen 

Cow and Chicken (1997) 
  Sumo Cow/Comet! 02x04: (Feb/03/1998) Voiced  Greta 

Coach (1989) 
  The Stench of Death 09x17: (Mar/26/1997) As Magda 

Duckman (1994) 
  Bev Takes a Holiday 04x12: (Mar/22/1997) Voiced  Nurse 
  They Craved Duckman's Brain! 03x15: (May/04/1996) Voiced  Nurse 

ER (1994) 
  No Brain, No Gain 03x07: (Nov/14/1996) As Rhonda's Patient 

Roseanne (1988) 
  Satan, Darling 09x07: (Oct/29/1996) As Edna 
  Pampered to a Pulp 09x06: (Oct/22/1996) As Seaweed Attendant 

The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (1996) 
  Return Of The Anasazi 01x11: (Sep/09/1996) Voiced  Mrs. Evans 

Melrose Place (1992) (1992) 
  Circle of Strife 04x23: (Feb/19/1996) As Madge 

Dave's World (1993) 
  Loves Me Like a Rock 03x17: (Feb/14/1996) As Waitress 

Married ... with Children (1987) 
  I Can't Believe It's Butter 10x13: (Dec/17/1995) Voiced  Peg's Mom 
  Bearly Men 10x11: (Dec/03/1995) Voiced  Peg's Mom 
  Blonde and Blonder 10x08: (Nov/05/1995) Voiced  Peg's Mom 
  Requiem for a Dead Briard 10x03: (Oct/01/1995) Voiced  Peg's Mom 

Renegade (1992) 
  Most Wanted 04x04: (Oct/02/1995) As Felipe's Mother 

Party of Five (1994) 
  Kiss Me Kate 01x08: (Nov/02/1994) As Mona 

Herman's Head (1991) 
  Bedtime for Hermo 03x18: (Mar/10/1994) As Mrs. Debusher 

Phenom (1993) 
  A Very Doolan Christmas 01x12: (Dec/14/1993) As Maureen Della Rosa 

Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989) 
  The Patient in Spite of Himself 04x05: (Oct/21/1992) As Mrs. Mickling 

Martin (1992) 
  The Gift Rapper 01x02: (Sep/03/1992) As Saleslady 

Major Dad (1989) 
  Close Encounters 03x17: (Feb/03/1992) As Edna 

MacGyver (1985) 
  Off the Wall 07x12: (Dec/30/1991) As Rose Magruta 

Matlock (1986) 
  The Witness Killings (2) 06x02: (Oct/18/1991) As Lucy Lewis 
  The Witness Killings (1) 06x01: (Oct/18/1991) As Lucy Lewis 

Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) 
  Anaconda 02x04: (Aug/01/1991) As Pawn Shop Owner 

Tales from the Crypt (1989) 
  Loved to Death 03x01: (Jun/15/1991) As Mrs. Parker 

The Golden Girls (1985) 
  How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sophia? 06x08: (Nov/10/1990) As Mother Superior 

Growing Pains (US) (1985) 
  Roommates 06x03: (Oct/03/1990) As Sophie 
  Midnight Cowboy 06x02: (Sep/26/1990) As Sophie 
  Teach Me 05x05: (Oct/18/1989) As Estelle 
  Birth of a Seaver 04x02: (Oct/26/1988) As Marge 

The Hogan Family (1986) 
  Used Car 05x19: (Feb/26/1990) As Mother Poole 
  The Go-Between 05x18: (Feb/19/1990) As Mother Poole 

Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers (1989) 
  Short Order Crooks 02x35: (Feb/05/1990) Voiced  Ma 

Mr. Belvedere (1985) 
  Fear of Flying 06x05: (Nov/04/1989) As Woman 

L.A. Law (1986) 
  Izzy Ackerman or Is He Not? 03x11: (Feb/16/1989) As Joan Ackerman 

ALF (1986) 
  Alone Again, Naturally 03x11: (Dec/05/1988) As Betty Susla 

Murphy Brown (1988) 
  Respect 01x01: (Nov/14/1988) As Mrs. Caldwell 

Simon & Simon (1981) 
  The Merry Adventures of Robert Hood 08x04: (Oct/29/1988) As Stella Brunansky 
  Facets 05x11: (Dec/18/1985) As Felix's customer 

The Facts of Life (1979) 
  The Beginning of the Beginning 09x24: (May/07/1988) As Noreen Grisbee 
  The Beginning of the End 09x23: (Apr/30/1988) As Noreen Grisbee 

Hunter (1984) (1984) 
  Requiem for Sergeant McCall 03x14: (Feb/07/1987) As Ann Ridley 

My Sister Sam (1986) 
  Patti's Party 01x02: (Oct/20/1986) As Mrs. Pink 

CHiPs (1977) 
  To Your Health 04x03: (Oct/05/1980) As Outraged Lady 

Police Woman (1974) 
  Sons 04x16: (Feb/15/1978) As Landlady 

Kojak (1973) (1973) 
  Case Without a File 05x11: (Dec/17/1977) As Ma Wonderly 

Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974) 
  The Youth Killer 01x19: (Mar/14/1975) As Bella Sarkof 

The Mod Squad (1968) 
  Cry Uncle 05x23: (Feb/22/1973) As Unknown 

Cannon (1971) 
  The Rip-Off 02x08: (Nov/01/1972) As Mama Abner, [Co-Guest Stars]

Love, American Style (1969) 
  Love and the Lady Athlete 03x57: (Jan/07/1972) As Commissar 

The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) 
  Jed Buys the Capitol 09x03: (Sep/29/1970) As Flo Shafer 
  The Clampetts in Washington 09x02: (Sep/22/1970) As Flo Shafer 
  A Real Nice Neighbor 04x09: (Nov/10/1965) As Agnes 
  The Clampetts in Court 01x32: (May/01/1963) As Mabel Johnson 

Bonanza (1959) 
  Long Way to Ogden 11x21: (Feb/22/1970) As Ma Brinker 
  Maestro Hoss 08x33: (May/07/1967) As Miss Hibbs 

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1968) 
  Host to the Ghost 02x13: (Dec/18/1969) As Charity 

Lancer (1968) 
  Legacy 02x10: (Dec/09/1969) As Midwife, [Co-Guest Stars]

The Bill Cosby Show (1969) 
  A Word from Our Sponsor 01x12: (Dec/07/1969) As Eloise Hardy 

Hogan's Heroes (1965) 
  Unfair Exchange 05x05: (Oct/24/1969) As Gertrude Linkmeyer 
  Casanova Klink 03x06: (Oct/14/1967) As Gertrude Linkmeyer 
  Cupid Comes to Stalag 13 01x30: (Apr/15/1966) As Gertrude Linkmeyer 

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1964) 
  I'm Always Chasing Gomers 05x23: (Mar/07/1969) As Mrs. Carter 
  Hit and Write 05x13: (Dec/27/1968) As Alice Whipple 

The High Chaparral (1967) 
  A Way of Justice 02x12: (Dec/13/1968) As Maude 

Daniel Boone (1964) (1964) 
  The Fleeing Nuns 05x04: (Oct/24/1968) As Berthe 

I Dream of Jeannie (1965) 
  U-F-Oh Jeannie 04x01: (Sep/16/1968) As Maw 
  My Master, the Civilian 02x21: (Feb/06/1967) As Sally 

Batman (1966) 
  I'll Be a Mummy's Uncle 03x23: (Feb/22/1968) As Rosetta Stone, [Uncredited]

Ironside (1967) 
  Message from Beyond 01x01: (Sep/14/1967) As Helga, [Co-Guest Stars]

My Three Sons (1960) 
  Moving Day 08x01: (Sep/09/1967) As Grocery Checker 

Dragnet (1967) (1967) 
  The Big Gun 01x15: (Apr/27/1967) As Mrs. Sunshine Pound 

Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1965) 
  Pest In the House 02x22: (Feb/25/1967) As Mrs. Bailey 

Laredo (1965) 
  Scourge of San Rosa 02x16: (Jan/20/1967) As Mio 

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) 
  The World's Oldest Motive 03x25: (Apr/12/1965) As Angela Morrow 
  You'll Be the Death of Me 02x04: (Oct/18/1963) As Mrs. McCleod 

Slattery's People (1964) 
  Question: Bill Bailey, Why Did You Come Home? 01x24: (Apr/02/1965) As Mrs. Lorgan 

The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) 
  Never Bathe on Saturday 04x27: (Mar/31/1965) As Maid 
  Honeymoons Are for the Lucky 03x23: (Mar/04/1964) As Mrs. Campbell 

The Bing Crosby Show (1964) 
  Real Estate Venture 01x24: (Mar/15/1965) As Mrs. Appleby 

Ben Casey (1961) 
  Dress My Doll Pretty 03x28: (Mar/18/1964) As guest star 

The Lucy Show (1962) 
  Lucy Takes a Job at the Bank 02x21: (Feb/24/1964) As Kathleen 
  Lucy and Viv Open a Restaurant 02x20: (Feb/17/1964) As Kathleen 

Wagon Train (1957) 
  The Geneva Balfour Story 07x18: (Jan/20/1964) As Clara Pumfret 
  The Donna Fuller Story 06x14: (Dec/19/1962) As Dolly 
  The Caroline Casteel Story 06x02: (Sep/26/1962) As Mrs. Benson 
  The Kitty Albright Story 05x02: (Oct/04/1961) As Lolly 

87th Precinct (1961) 
  Girl in the Case 01x30: (Apr/30/1962) As Ruth Wilson 

Mister Ed (1961) 
  Clint Eastwood Meets Mister Ed 02x25: (Apr/22/1962) As Katie 

Bronco (1958) 
  Until Kingdom Come 04x14: (Mar/26/1962) As Mrs. Kelly 

Rawhide (1959) 
  The Greedy Town 04x19: (Feb/16/1962) As Mrs. Beamish 

The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor (1959) 
  Pandora's Box 03x16: (Feb/02/1962) As Betty 

Bus Stop (US) (1961) 
  The Man from Bootstrap 01x09: (Nov/26/1961) As Dimity Sue 

Lawman (1958) 
  The Substitute 04x06: (Oct/22/1961) As Mavis Martingale 

Guestward Ho! (1960) 
  The Hootens vs. Hawkeye 01x34: (May/25/1961) As Mrs. Laughing Water 

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959) 
  Rock-a-Bye Dobie 01x39: (Jul/05/1960) As Alicia 

77 Sunset Strip (1958) 
  Genesis of Treason 02x30: (Apr/29/1960) As WAF Secretary 
  The Widow and the Web 02x09: (Nov/27/1959) As Mrs. Ryan 
  Hong Kong Caper 01x24: (Mar/20/1959) As Hannah Wells 

Hawaiian Eye (1959) 
  Then There Were Three 01x17: (Jan/27/1960) As Opal Jensen 

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951) 
  The Miss and the Missiles 08x33: (Jun/12/1959) As Emma 
  Pussyfootin' Rocks 02x12: (Nov/21/1952) As guest star 

The Donna Reed Show (1958) 
  Grateful Patient 01x32: (Apr/29/1959) As Mrs. Wilgus 
  Love Thy Neighbor 01x22: (Feb/18/1959) As Mrs. Wilgus 
  Jeff's Double Life 01x16: (Jan/07/1959) As Mrs. Wilgus 

Buckskin (1958) 
  The Venus Adjourner 01x31: (Mar/30/1959) As Myrtle 
  Tell Me, Leonardo 01x13: (Sep/25/1958) As Myrtle 
  The Gold Watch 01x09: (Aug/28/1958) As Myrtle 

Lassie (US) (1954) 
  The Raffle 05x15: (Dec/14/1958) As Mrs. Graff 

December Bride (1954) 
  The Fred MacMurray Show 04x18: (Feb/17/1958) As Marie 

Matinee Theater (1955) 
  Fight the Whole World 01x155: (Jun/07/1956) As guest star 
  All the Hoffmeyers in the World 01x13: (Nov/16/1955) As guest star 

The Loretta Young Show (1953) 
  His Inheritance 03x27: (Mar/18/1956) As Phemie 
  Inga III 03x19: (Jan/08/1956) As Jessie 
  Inga II 02x29: (Mar/20/1955) As Jessie 
  Letter to Loretta: Inga 01x16: (Jan/03/1954) As Jessie 

Topper (1953) 
  George's Old Flame 01x39: (Jul/02/1954) As Katie 

Mr. & Mrs. North (1952) 
  The Girl In Cell 13 02x14: (May/04/1954) As Mary Farrell 

Our Miss Brooks (1952) 
  The Embezzled Dress 01x03: (Oct/17/1952) As Miss Atterberry 

Dragnet (1951) (1951) 
  The Big Death 01x03: (Jan/17/1952) As guest star 
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