Maxine Gates (May 3, 1917 – July 27, 1990) was an American actress.
|Born||May 3, 1917|
Hebron, Nebraska, U.S.
|Died||July 27, 1990 (aged 73)|
|Other names||Maxine Gates Unland|
Gates was born in Hebron, Nebraska.
She appeared in over 35 films between 1945 and 1972. Due to her rotund figure (reportedly, Gates weighed 250 pounds), Gates was often cast as a love interest who often intimidated her husband or boyfriend. She is best known for her appearances in several 1950s-era Three Stooges films such as Goof on the Roof, Husbands Beware and Muscle Up a Little Closer.
During World War II, Gates performed in night clubs and stage shows and was acclaimed for her singing and dancing. In the course of these performances, Gates kissed male audience members on the cheek, and kissed 7,000 men in seven months.
After retiring from acting in 1972, Gates ran a self storage business in Van Nuys, California. She died of complications from respiratory disease in Panorama City on July 27, 1990 at the age of 73.
|1945||Here Come the Co-Eds||Woman||Uncredited|
|1946||The Dark Horse||Fat Lady||Uncredited|
|1947||The Shocking Miss Pilgrim||Uncredited|
|1947||Living in a Big Way||Babe, Sailor's Wife||Uncredited|
|1948||My Girl Tisa||Mrs. O'Hoolihan||Uncredited|
|1948||The Babe Ruth Story||Female Wrestler||Uncredited|
|1949||Alias Nick Beal||Josie - Fat Floozie in Bar||Uncredited|
|1949||Red, Hot and Blue||Waitress||Uncredited|
|1949||Feudin' Rhythm||Fat Actress||Uncredited|
|1950||A Woman of Distinction||Goldie - Beautician||Uncredited|
|1950||The Good Humor Man||Fat Customer||Uncredited|
|1950||Where Danger Lives||Girl in Act||Uncredited|
|1950||Copper Canyon||Blonde dancer||Uncredited|
|1951||Bargain Madness||Mrs. Broadbeam||Short, Uncredited|
|1952||Blue Canadian Rockies||Chubby Blonde||Uncredited|
|1953||Houdini||Heavy blonde woman||Uncredited|
|1955||The Gene Autry Show||Marabelle Carroll||Episode: "Ghost Ranch"|
|1956||Giant||Waitress at Sarge's||Uncredited|
|1956||Emergency Hospital||Sylvia Tetlow||Uncredited|
|1957||Portland Exposé||Slot Machine Jackpot Winner||Uncredited|
|1957||The Unholy Wife||Nightclub Blues Singer||Uncredited|
|1961||Rawhide||Fat Lady||Episode: "The Prairie Elephant"|
|1962||National Velvet||Samantha Wells||Episode: "Martha's Beau"|
|1965||Cat Ballou||Big Woman||Uncredited|
|1966||Lost in Space||Fat Princess||Episode: "The Thief from Outer Space"|
|1972||Unholy Rollers||Angie Striker||Alternative title: Leader of the Pack, (final film role)|
- "Maxine Gates Unland; Retired Actress, Comedienne". The L.A. Times. 1990-08-02. Retrieved 2009-07-02.
- "Kisses Her 7,000th Man!". Barbara Bogart and Anthony LoCicero Papers, 1946-1970, CTC.1993.01, Curtis Theatre Collection, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh. San Francisco Call-Bulletin. 9 August 1945. Retrieved 16 October 2015.