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Florence Bates didn't set out to become an actress; from her degree in mathematics to her career as an attorney, performing seemed to be the farthest thing from her mind. But after moving to Los Angeles to open a bakery, she auditioned on a whim for the role of Miss Bates in a theatrical adaptation of Jane Austen's "Emma," nabbed the part, and found a second home on the stage during the 1930s. Alfred Hitchcock cast Bates as Mrs. Van Hopper in his moody 1939 drama "Rebecca," establishing her as a go-to actress for eccentric, high-society characters in dozens of films throughout the 1940s and early '50s.

Florence Bates didn't set out to become an actress; from her degree in mathematics to her career as an attorney, performing seemed to be the farthest thing from her mind. But after moving to Los Angeles to open a bakery, she auditioned on a whim for the role of Miss Bates in a theatrical adaptation of Jane Austen's "Emma," nabbed the part, and found a second home on the stage during the 1930s. Alfred Hitchcock cast Bates as Mrs. Van Hopper in his moody 1939 drama "Rebecca," establishing her as a go-to actress for eccentric, high-society characters in dozens of films throughout the 1940s and early '50s.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Brother Rat and a Baby (1940) Doctor
2.
 Private Affairs (1940) Judge
3.
 Granny Get Your Gun (1940) Tom Redding
4.
 Flowing Gold (1940) Charles Hammond
5.
 Millionaire Playboy (1940) Stafford
6.
 Men Against the Sky (1940) Burdett
7.
 My Favorite Wife (1940) Judge
8.
 Brother Orchid (1940) Superintendent
9.
 The Mortal Storm (1940) Professor Berg
10.
 Anne of Windy Poplars (1940) Dr. Walton
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