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|Also Known As:||Died:||August 23, 2001|
|Born:||February 17, 1919||Cause of Death:||lung cancer|
|Birth Place:||Chicago, Illinois, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
She refuses to give her exact age, for fear of its connotations and disputes several film reference books that say she is 80. "I used to lie about my age, making myself older for roles," she scoffed. "And they took me seriously." --From "'The Full Monty': Been Around? Yep, and Goin'" by Jesse McKinley in The New York Times, January 5, 2001
At the time of her death, Ms. Freeman's age was reported variously as 78 and 82.
In addition to her many film credits, Ms. Freeman has toured extensively in stage productions like "Deathtrap", "Annie" (as Miss Hannigan) and "Woman of the Year".
"I think I'm a living example of the fact that you don't have to be in every inch of a film or play to be important to it. And let's be candid here: I never felt any great personal beauty. I guess I was awfully pretty at some point, but funny was always my book." --Kathleen Freeman quoted in The New York Times, January 5, 2001
"I'm not interested in ever showing up without doing my best. I've been trained. You've got to be great every time, not once." --Kathleen Freeman to Michael Buckley at www.broadwayonline.com, May 22, 2001.
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