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Blanche Creel (Bates)

Also Known As: "Blanche Bates"
Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, United States
Death: December 25, 1941 (68)
San Francisco County, California, United States (Stroke)
Place of Burial: Coloma, El Dorado County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Frank M. Bates, Actor and Eliza Bates (Wren), Actress
Wife of George E. Creel, Founder of Modern War Propaganda
Ex-wife of Milton F Bates, Lieut.
Mother of <private> Creel and <private> (Creel)
Sister of Eleanor Bates

Occupation: Actress of Film and Stage
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About Blanche Bates, Actress

Blanche Creel Bates

a.k.a. Blanche Creel, Blanche Lyon

Blanche Bates (25 August 1873 – 25 December 1941) was an American actress, born in Portland, Oregon. She made her début in San Francisco in a benefit performance of Brander Matthews's This Picture and That. Among her early successes were her Mrs. Hillary in The Senator, Phyllis in The Charity Ball, and Nora in A Doll's House. She joined Daly's company in 1898 and the next year at Daly's Theatre, New York, played Mirtza in The Great Ruby. In 1901 she appeared as Cigarette in Under Two Flags at the Garden Theatre in New York. Thereafter devoting herself to the productions of David Belasco, she won great success in The Darling of the Gods (1902) and The Girl of the Golden West (1905) and after World War I in The Famous Mrs. Fair (1919).

In 1902, H.M. Caldwell Company, New York and Boston, published a lavish souvenir book, Blanche Bates Edition of "Under Two Flags" by Ouida, with handsome illustrated covers, and numerous photographs from the play version (written by Paul M. Potter) starring Miss Bates.


Born in Portland, Oregon, Blanche was educated in the public schools of San Francisco. She married 1st, Milton. Bates, Lieutenant They had no children and divorced. She married 2nd, George Edward Creel, a journalist and politician, and they had two children, a son George Jr. and a daughter Frances.


"Other Holiday Gift-Books", The Publishers' Weekly, Nov. 29, 1902, v.LXII, n.22, whole no. 1609, p. 102.

Strang, Famous Actresses of the Day in America (Boston, 1899)

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Blanche Bates, Actress's Timeline

August 25, 1873
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, United States
December 25, 1941
Age 68
San Francisco County, California, United States
Coloma, El Dorado County, California, United States