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Kathleen Freeman is a Actor American born on 17 february 1919 at Chicago (USA)

Kathleen Freeman

Kathleen Freeman
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Nationality USA
Birth 17 february 1919 at Chicago (USA)
Death 23 august 2001 (at 82 years) at New York City (USA)

Kathleen Freeman (February 17, 1919 – August 23, 2001) was an American film, television, and stage actress. In a career that spanned more than fifty years, she portrayed acerbic maids, secretaries, teachers, busybodies, nurses, and battle-axe neighbors and relatives, almost invariably to comic effect.

Biography

Kathleen Freeman apparaît au cinéma entre 1948 et 2001, souvent dans des petits rôles non crédités (surtout en début de carrière). En particulier, elle participe à plusieurs films aux côtés de Jerry Lewis, le premier en 1954, le dernier en 1970. Elle prête également sa voix à quelques films d'animation, dont Shrek (2001), son ultime contribution au cinéma. Parmi ses rôles marquants, mentionnons celui de la religieuse Mary Stigmata, dans The Blues Brothers en 1980, puis Blues Brothers 2000 en 1998.

À la télévision, elle contribue à de nombreuses séries et à onze téléfilms, de 1952 à 2001.

Au théâtre, elle joue deux fois à Broadway, d'abord en 1978, dans une adaptation de la pièce Monsieur chasse ! de Georges Feydeau, puis du 25 septembre 2000 au 18 août 2001 (soit cinq jours avant sa mort), dans la comédie musicale The Full Monty, d'après le film éponyme de 1997.

Best films

The Nutty Professor (1963)
(Actress)

Usually with

Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
(13 films)
Edith Head
Edith Head
(13 films)
Bess Flowers
Bess Flowers
(12 films)
Cedric Gibbons
Cedric Gibbons
(10 films)
Hal Pereira
Hal Pereira
(9 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Kathleen Freeman (104 films)

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Actress

Shrek
Shrek (2001)
, 1h30
Directed by Andrew Adamson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Vincent Cassel, Conrad Vernon
Roles Old Woman (Donkey's ex-owner)
Rating77% 3.898133.898133.898133.898133.89813
Shrek, a green ogre who loves the solitude in his swamp, finds his life interrupted when many fairytale characters are exiled there by order of the fairytale-hating Lord Farquaad. Shrek tells them that he will go ask Farquaad to send them back. He brings along a talking Donkey who is the only fairytale creature who knows the way to Duloc.
Joe Dirt
Joe Dirt (2001)
, 1h31
Directed by Dennie Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Actors David Spade, Brittany Daniel, Adam Beach, Christopher Walken, Dennis Miller, Jaime Pressly
Roles la mère adoptive de Joe Dirt
Rating59% 2.9977552.9977552.9977552.9977552.997755
Joe Dirt is a custodian at a Los Angeles radio station, sleeping in a janitor's closet in the basement. A producer discovers Joe being bullied in the hallway, and drags him into the studio to talk live on the air with famous disc jockey, shock jock Zander Kelly. Joe tells his life story. As a baby he had a mullet wig installed because the top of his skull had never formed. At age 8, he was left behind by his parents and young sister at the Grand Canyon. He does not know his real last name. After growing up in a series of foster homes, Joe arrives in Silvertown, a small town in the Pacific Northwest, where he meets beautiful Brandy and her dog, Charlie, and becomes a target for jealousy from Robby, the town bully, who has a crush on Brandy.
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, 1h46
Directed by Peter Segal
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Obésité, Comedy science fiction films, Films about disabilities
Actors Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson, Larry Miller, John Ales, Richard Gant, Melinda McGraw
Rating44% 2.2058652.2058652.2058652.2058652.205865
After finding success with a DNA restructuring formula in the first film, Sherman Klump has created another formula which enables those who take it to find the Fountain of Youth. He has also met and fallen in love with a colleague, Denise Gaines, who has developed a method to isolate genetic material and later becomes his fiancée. Together, their work has enabled Wellman College to receive a $150 million award from a pharmaceutical firm to the excitement of Dean Richmond. Despite his good fortune, Sherman has a major problem: the personality of his vanquished alter ego, Buddy Love, is still ingrained inside him and causes him to act out in the same crass manner Buddy does.
Ready to Rumble, 1h47
Directed by Brian Robbins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors David Arquette, Oliver Platt, Scott Caan, Bill Goldberg, Richard Lineback, Rose McGowan
Roles Jane King
Rating53% 2.699472.699472.699472.699472.69947
For most of their lives, Sewage workers Gordie Boggs (David Arquette) and Sean Dawkins (Scott Caan) have been avid wrestling fans. When WCW Monday Nitro comes to their home state of Wyoming, they attend the show to watch their favorite wrestler, WCW World Heavyweight Champion Jimmy King (Oliver Platt) get cheated out of the title by Diamond Dallas Page (playing himself), and WCW CEO Titus Sinclair (Joe Pantoliano), and DDP's partners. After the match, the two wrestling fans humorously express their rage in their septic truck, resulting in a car crash.
Blues Brothers 2000, 2h3
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Action, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Le blues, Musical films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Joe Morton, J. Evan Bonifant, Nia Peeples, James Brown
Roles Mother Mary Stigmata
Rating49% 2.4535852.4535852.4535852.4535852.453585
18 years after the events in the previous film, Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) is being released from prison, this time a modern private prison rather than the old Joliet Prison Illinois state penitentiary of his brother Joliet Jake's previous incarceration. He is told for the first time that his brother "Joliet" Jake Blues (John Belushi) has died, as has their surrogate father figure Curtis (Cab Calloway), then finds out that the orphanage the Blues Brothers had saved has been demolished.
I'll Be Home for Christmas, 1h26
Directed by Arlene Sanford
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films, Transport films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel, Adam LaVorgna, Gary Cole, Eve Gordon, Lauren Maltby
Roles Tom Tom Girl Gloria
Rating55% 2.7526552.7526552.7526552.7526552.752655
Jake Wilkinson (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) is an 18-year-old boy attending Palisades Academy in California. For the past few years, he has not been home to Larchmont, New York for Christmas since his mother died and his father remarried. A few days before Christmas Eve, his father offers to give him his vintage 1957 Porsche if he is home by 6:00 p.m. Christmas Eve for Christmas dinner. Initially, Jake had traded in his airline ticket to New York for two tickets to Cabo San Lucas to take his girlfriend Allie (Jessica Biel), who is also from New York. She considers the act selfish as Jake knows Allie always returns home for Christmas. Jake reconsiders and trades the tickets back in for New York, and she forgives him.
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films
Actors David Gallagher, Martin Mull, Michelle Trachtenberg, Eugene Levy, Keene Curtis, Jake Richardson
Rating41% 2.0673552.0673552.0673552.0673552.067355
It's Christmas Eve and Richie Rich, the world's richest kid, is all excited to spend the day with his friends. While racing wildly with his friends in the snow, Richie's butler, Cadbury, controls the cars using a remote and guides the children back to Richie's house. He then reminds him about his responsibilities that are due to be executed on Christmas Eve, and instructs him to change his clothes and get ready for tea. Before going to do so, he visits his home scientist, Professor Keanbean, who shows him his recent invention, a wishing machine which works only on Christmas Eve. The day being that, Richie wishes for a "big pie" from it, and is given a "pig sty" instead. Cadbury is disgusted seeing this, and sends him off to change his clothes. He meets his parents, Richard and Regina Rich, to ask what they would like to have for Christmas. While with them, he also tries out his father's new fishing rod invented by Keanbean, which hooks on to a tuna sandwich in the vicinity. He then goes on to change his clothes.
Hercules
Hercules (1997)
, 1h29
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films based on mythology, Musical films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Children's films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito, Josh Keaton, James Woods, Roger Bart, Susan Egan
Roles Heavyset Woman (Grosse femme)
Rating73% 3.6525053.6525053.6525053.6525053.652505
After imprisoning the Titans beneath the ocean, the Greek gods gather to Mount Olympus for Zeus, and his wife Hera have a son named Hercules. While the other gods are joyful, Zeus' jealous brother Hades plots to overthrow Zeus and rule Mount Olympus. Turning to the Fates for help, Hades learns that in eighteen years, a planetary alignment will allow Hades to locate and free the Titans to conquer Olympus, but only if Hercules does not interfere. Hades sends his minions Pain and Panic to dispose of Hercules. The two succeed at kidnapping and feeding him a formula that turns him mortal, but fail to remove his superhuman strength before Hercules is found and adopted by the farmers Amphitryon and Alcmene.
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult, 1h23
Directed by David Zucker, Peter Segal
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, Fred Ward, George Kennedy, Anna Nicole Smith, Kathleen Freeman
Roles Muriel
Rating64% 3.249973.249973.249973.249973.24997
Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) has retired from Police Squad and lives a basically happy life with his wife, Jane Spencer-Drebin (Priscilla Presley). It remains "basically happy" because police work has been Frank's meaning of life, and he feels unhappy about not being able to legally take on criminals anymore. Additionally, Jane tries to push him into siring a child, but Frank does not have the courage to go through this yet. It comes as a blessing to him when his old friends Ed Hocken (George Kennedy) and Nordberg (O.J. Simpson) come by and ask for his help in an investigation. The Police Squad has caught wind that a well-known bomber named Rocco Dillon (Fred Ward), who is currently incarcerated, has been hired by a terrorist (Papshmir, known from the first movie) to conduct a major terrorist act against the United States. An important contact, Tanya Peters (Anna Nicole Smith), Rocco's girlfriend, proves to be a dead end, so Drebin is asked to join Dillon undercover in prison, befriend him, and then leak details of the plan to his colleagues. However, the first part of the mission – by pure accident – proves to be extremely taxing; Jane becomes frustrated both at Frank's sudden unwillingness to engage in his marital duties and the suspicion that he is doing police work again, and storms out of the house.
Reckless Kelly, 1h43
Directed by Yahoo Serious
Origin Australie
Genres Comedy, Western
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Yahoo Serious, Melora Hardin, Hugo Weaving, Alexei Sayle, Kathleen Freeman, John Pinette
Roles Mrs. Delance
Rating52% 2.602332.602332.602332.602332.60233
A modern-day Ned Kelly robs banks in Australia and gives all the money to the poor people. Ned is forced to go to Hollywood in order to make enough money to save his family's land. As it goes against his belief, he cannot simply rob banks there for his own benefit. Ned is forced to find another way to come up with the $1 million required to save his family island. That's when a movie producer shows up and gives Ned an offer he can't refuse.
Hocus Pocus, 1h36
Directed by Kenny Ortega
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Comedy horror films, Children's films
Actors Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw
Roles Miss Olin
Rating69% 3.450773.450773.450773.450773.45077
On October 31, 1693, in Salem, Massachusetts, Thackery Binx discovers his younger sister Emily being spirited away to the cottage of the Sanderson sisters, a trio of witches. The sisters, Winifred, Sarah and Mary, cast a spell on Emily to absorb her youth and regain their own, killing Emily. Binx confronts them, but the witches transform him into an immortal black cat to live with his guilt. The townsfolk, led by Binx's father, capture and hang the witches, but Winifred's spellbook casts a curse that will resurrect the witches on All Hallows Eve when a virgin lights the Black Flame Candle. Binx remains guarding the cottage to ensure no one summons the witches.
FernGully: The Last Rainforest, 1h15
Directed by William Kroyer
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Environmental films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Les fées, Children's films
Actors Jonathan Ward, Samantha Mathis, Tim Curry, Christian Slater, Robin Williams, Grace Zabriskie
Roles Edler (voice)
Rating64% 3.2492153.2492153.2492153.2492153.249215
Crysta is a fairy with a curious nature living in FernGully, a pristine rainforest free from humans. The fairies of FernGully once lived in harmony with humans, but believe them to have gone extinct after being driven away by a malevolent spirit named Hexxus. Crysta is the apprentice of Magi, a motherly-figure fairy who imprisoned Hexxus in a tree. One day Crysta explores a new part of the forest and meets Batty, a bat who claims to have been experimented on by humans, giving him an unstable personality. She refuses to believe him until she encounters lumberjacks cutting down trees. She sees Zak, a young human whom Crysta accidentally shrinks when she tries to save him from being crushed by a falling tree, though does not know how to restore him to normal size.
Dutch
Dutch (1991)
, 1h43
Directed by Jon Turteltaub, Peter Faiman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Ed O'Neill, Ethan Embry, JoBeth Williams, Christopher McDonald, Elizabeth Daily, L. Scott Caldwell
Roles Gritzi
Rating64% 3.248773.248773.248773.248773.24877
Dutch Dooley (Ed O'Neill) attends a ritzy party with his girlfriend, Natalie Standish (JoBeth Williams). He stands out terribly among the upper-class aristocrats – wearing a cheap suit and telling boorish anecdotes. Natalie's relaxed, less rigid personality also does not fit with the rest of the patrons. Dutch also meets Natalie's snobbish, wealthy ex-husband Reed (Christopher McDonald), who tells Natalie that he will have to break his Thanksgiving plans with their son Doyle (Ethan Embry) for an unexpected business trip to London. He also threatens to strip Natalie's custody of Doyle if she gives Reed a hard time. Dutch overhears the conversation and threatens Reed with bodily harm should he hurt Natalie.
Gremlins 2: The New Batch, 1h49
Directed by Joe Dante, Chuck Jones
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about films, Monde imaginaire, Comedy horror films
Actors Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Robert Prosky, Robert Picardo, Christopher Lee
Roles Microwave Marge
Rating63% 3.199983.199983.199983.199983.19998
After the death of his owner Mr. Wing (Keye Luke), the mogwai Gizmo (voiced by Howie Mandel) becomes the guinea pig of mad scientists working at Clamp Enterprises, an automatic state-of-the-art office building in Manhattan, run by eccentric billionaire Daniel Clamp (John Glover). At the mercy of the chief researcher Dr. Catheter (Christopher Lee), Gizmo is rescued by his friend Billy Peltzer (Zach Galligan) and his fiancee Katie (Phoebe Cates), both of whom work at Clamp Enterprises. Clamp quickly befriends Billy upon being impressed by his skills in concept design, also sparking the interest of Billy's superior Marla Bloodstone (Haviland Morris). Gizmo is left in the office, where water spills on his head and spawns new mogwai, including Mohawk (voiced by Frank Welker), who then has Gizmo locked in the vents. They eat after midnight, turning into gremlins.