Kathleen Freeman

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Kathleen Freeman
Cary Grant-Kathleen Freeman in Houseboat trailer (cropped).jpg
Freeman in the trailer for Houseboat (1958)
Born(1919-02-17)February 17, 1919
DiedAugust 23, 2001(2001-08-23) (aged 82)
Resting placeHollywood Forever Cemetery
OccupationActress, voice artist
Years active1948–2001
Partner(s)Helen Ramsey (19??–2001)

Kathleen Freeman (February 17, 1919 – August 23, 2001) was an American actress. She was known for playing the role of maids and secretaries in many comedies, especially directed by Jerry Lewis.[1] She was in 11 comedies directed by Lewis in the 1950s and '60s. She also appeared in The Blues Brothers (1980) and Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994).

A lesbian, Freeman was in a partnership with Helen Ramsey until her death.[2]

Freeman died on August 23, 2001 at a New York City hospital from lung cancer, aged 78.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 McKinley, Jesse (August 24, 2001). "Kathleen Freeman, 78, Actress Playing Comic Character Roles". The New York Times. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  2. Bergan, Ronald (August 27, 2001). "Kathleen Freeman". The Guardian. Retrieved October 23, 2015.