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Granville Bates

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Granville Bates in My Favorite Wife trailer.jpg Granville Bates in My Favorite Wife trailer.jpg
Bates in the trailer for My Favorite Wife, 1940
Born(1882-01-07)January 7, 1882
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Baptised(1882-01-07)January 7, 1882
DiedJuly 8, 1940(1940-07-08) (aged 58)
Hollywood, California, U.S.July 8, 1940(1940-07-08) (aged 58)
Other names
Alma mater
OccupationFilm actor
Years active  1917-1940
Known for
Spouse(s)Josephine Weller (1930-1940)

Granville Bates (January 7, 1882 – July 8, 1940) was an American character actor and bit player, appearing in over ninety films.

Bates was born in Chicago. He began his film career in the 1910s with Essanay Studios of the Chicago film industry.[1] He appeared on Broadway in the late 1920s and early 1930s, notably in the original production of Merrily We Roll Along by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.[2]

From the 1930s he appeared in a number of classic films, although sometimes uncredited. Just coming into notice for his character roles such as in My Favorite Wife, where he played an irascible judge, Bates died of a heart attack in 1940.

Partial filmography[edit]

  • Jealousy (1929)
  • Honor Among Lovers (1931)
  • Woman in the Dark (1934)
  • Midnight (1934)
  • Chatterbox (1936)
  • Thirteen Hours by Air (1936)
  • The Plainsman (1936)
  • Times Square Playboy (1936)
  • Beloved Enemy (1936)
  • Waikiki Wedding (1937)
  • Larceny on the Air (1937)
  • Back in Circulation (1937)
  • When's Your Birthday? (1937)
  • They Won't Forget (1937)
  • Nancy Steele Is Missing! (1937)
  • Wings Over Honolulu (1937)
  • Let's Get Married (1937)
  • The Affairs of Annabel (1938)
  • Romance on the Run (1938)
  • A Man to Remember (1938)
  • Youth Takes a Fling (1938)
  • The Great Man Votes (1939)
  • Pride of the Blue Grass (1939)
  • Naughty but Nice (1939)
  • At the Circus (uncredited;[3] 1939)
  • Of Mice and Men (1939) as Carlson
  • Private Affairs (1940)
  • My Favorite Wife (1940)
  • Men Against the Sky (1940)
  • Flowing Gold (1940)
  • The Mortal Storm (1940)
  • Brother Orchid (1940) as Pattonsville Superintendent


  1. "No Holiday for Death". Oakland (CA) Tribune. 14 July 1940. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. "Granville Bates". Playbill. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Volume 1. University of California Press. 1993. p. 63. Retrieved 1 January 2018. Search this book on Logo.png

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