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Kathleen Freeman

With a film career spanning more than 50 great years Kathleen has established herself as one of the most respected supporting actresses in Hollywood.  She has worked with some of the world’s most famous movie stars including John Wayne, Jerry Lewis, James Garner & Dan Aykroyd.

Fact File

Birth Name: Katheleen Freeman

Date Of Birth: 17th February 1919

Place Of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Date Of Death: 23rd August 2001 (Lung cancer)

Place Of Death: New York, USA

Debut Film: “Annie Was A Wonder” (1948)

Famous Film Role:
Sister Mary Stigmata (aka The Penguin) in “The Blues Brothers” & the sequel “The Blues Brothers 2000”.

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Kathleen Freeman’s Top 10 Movies on DVD & VHS

Monkey Business [DVD](1952) DVD
Howard Hawks' "fountain of youth" comedy stars Cary Grant as a scientist whose rejuvenation serum causes chaos for himself and everyone around him. With Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn and Marilyn Monroe in an early role. Also, Kathleen Freeman appears uncredited. 97 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English stereo and mono, French mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; photo gallery; trailer; more.

Singin' In The Rain (Special Edition) [DVD](1952) DVD
Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in what is probably the most famous and best-loved of all screen musicals. Set in Hollywood at the end of the silent era, the film features such classic numbers as "Make 'Em Laugh," "Broadway Ballet," "You Were Meant for Me," and the title tune. Co-stars Cyd Charisse, Rita Moreno; co-directed by Kelly and Stanley Donen. Also, Kathleen Freeman appears uncredited. 103 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; audio commentary by Reynolds, O'Connor, Charisse, others; theatrical trailer; documentary; outtake musical number "You Are My Lucky Star"; photo gallery; bonus documentary "Musicals Great Musicals: The Arthur Freed Unit at MGM." Two-disc set.

North To Alaska [DVD](1960) DVD
Lusty, brawling epic of prospectors in Gold Rush Alaska stars John Wayne and Stewart Granger as partners who wind up fighting for the hand of lovely Capucine. Fun-filled adventure film also stars Ernie Kovacs, Fabian & Kathleen Freeman. 117 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 4.0, Spanish Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish.

The Nutty Professor [DVD](1963) DVD
Considered by many to be his best film, writer/director/star Jerry Lewis' slapstick spin on the Jekyll/Hyde story finds him, as nerdy college professor Julius Kelp, inventing a mysterious potion that turns him into hip, conceited stud Buddy Love (whose persona, some say, was based on Dean Martin). Stella Stevens plays his love interest, Miss Purdy. Also, stars Kathleen Freeman. "Vive le Jerry Lewis"--Paris Times. 107 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French mono; Subtitles: English; featurette; scene access.

Support Your Local Sheriff [DVD](1969) DVD
Wanderer James Garner is coerced into serving as a gold rush town's new sheriff. With drunk-turned-deputy Jack Elam at his side, he's got to put outlaw Walter Brennan and his clan behind soon as the jail is built. Hilarious western spoof also stars Joan Hackett, Kathleen Freeman & Bruce Dern. 92 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby mono, French mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; theatrical trailer; scene access.

The Blues Brothers [DVD](1980) DVD
Bringing their "SNL" characters to the big screen, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd are Jake and Elwood Blues, two ex-con, music-loving brothers out to reunite their old band so they can raise money to save the Chicago orphanage where they grew up. Filled with wild car chases and songs from such guest stars as James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin, John Landis' high-octane comedy also stars John Candy, Carrie Fisher & Kathleen Freeman. 133 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: French, Spanish; "making of" documentary; deleted scenes; photo gallery; theatrical trailer.

Dragnet [DVD](1987) DVD
Here are the facts, Ma'am: Dan Aykroyd is Sgt. Joe Friday, following in his famed uncle's gumshoed footsteps. Tom Hanks is Friday's unconventional, wise-cracking partner in this spoof of the classic TV series. With Dabney Coleman, Christopher Plummer, Harry Morgan & Kathleen Freeman. 103 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish; production notes; web links; biographies; theatrical trailer.

In The Mood(1987) VHS
Poor Sonny Wisecarver wants to meet a nice girl his own age, but the only "girls" he meets are beautiful married women who fall in love with him! A sweet and funny film, based on the true story of the "Woo Woo Kid," teenaged hero of '40s America. With Patrick Dempsey, Beverly D'Angelo, Talia Balsam & Kathleen Freeman. 98 min.

Gremlins 2: The New Batch [DVD](1990) DVD
Here they grow again! Those hellraising hobgoblins are back and running amuck in a TV mogul's high-tech New York skyscraper in Joe Dante's hit sequel that combines scares and laughs. Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Dick Miller and John Glover star, with cameos by everyone from Christopher Lee, Kathleen Freeman and Leonard Maltin to John Wayne and Daffy Duck. 106 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital stereo, French Dolby Digital stereo; music video; trivia; theatrical trailer; bonus footage; documentary; interactive menus; scene access.

Reckless Kelly(1994) VHS
Wildly eccentric comic Yahoo Serious ("Young Einstein") is back, this time putting a wild spin on the tale of sharp-shooting bandit Ned Kelly, known as "Australia's Robin Hood." The outlaw lands in the U.S., and soon skewers Hollywood and Las Vegas in this zany, satiric farce. Melora Hardin & Kathleen Freeman co-star. 81 min.


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North To Alaska (1960)
The Strongest Man In The World (1975)
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