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Kathleen Freeman

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The Resume

    (February 17, 1919-August 23, 2001)
    Best known as Sister Mary Stigmata (aka The Penguin) in the film 'The Blues Brothers (1980)'
    Also acted in 'The Far Country (1954),' 'The Fly (1958),' 'North to Alaska (1960),' 'The Nutty Professor (1963),' 'The Disorderly Orderly (1964),' 'The Rounders (1965),' 'Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969),' 'Myra Breckinridge (1970),' 'Dragnet (1987),' 'Innerspace (1987),' 'Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994),' 'Hercules (1997 - voice),' 'Blues Brothers 2000 (1998),' 'Joe Dirt (2001)' and 'Shrek (2001 - voice)'
    Voice of Peg Bundy's unseen mother in the TV sitcom 'Married...With Children'
    Died of lung cancer at age 82

Why she might be annoying:

    She danced in her parent's vaudeville act at age two.
    She went uncredited in over 30 films, including 'The Naked City,' 'The Greatest Show on Earth' and 'Singin' in the Rain.'
    A musical she performed in the 1950s came to a halt when the chair she was sitting on collapsed under her weight.
    She auditioned, but was turned down for the role of Alice in 'The Brady Bunch.'

Why she might not be annoying:

    She was a steadily employed character actress who appeared in over 200 movies and TV programs.
    She was a favorite comic foil of Jerry Lewis who cast her in ten of his movies.
    She taught a workshop in California for aspiring actors.
    She was nominated for a Tony in 'The Full Monty' and worked until five days before her death.
    Many obituaries failed to mention she was survived by her long-time companion, Helen Ramsey.

Credit: Scar Tactics

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 15 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 67 Votes: 67.16% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 11 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 19 Votes: 36.84% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 23 Votes: 52.17% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 18 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 22 Votes: 36.36% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 20 Votes: 45.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 129 Votes: 48.84% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 43 Votes: 46.51% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 44 Votes: 40.91% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 129 Votes: 44.19% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 253 Votes: 39.92% Annoying