Date of Birth:
7 January 1882
Granville Bates played in 3 movies in the Crime, Drama, Biography, History, Romance, War, Western, Comedy, Music genres.
Granville Bates got succeed with average imdb rating 6.7.
Owl-faced Granville Bates began scowling his way through films in 1929. At one juncture in the mid-1930s, it was virtually impossible not to see Bates on screen; between 1936 and 1939, he appeared in 46 films-an average of 11 per year! Most often cast as dyspeptic grandpops and truculent storekeepers, he was particularly well-served in two of director Garson Kanin's RKO productions. In 1939's The Great Man Votes, Bates played the corrupt, bird-brained incumbent mayor; and in 1940's M... Read more