Birth Name: Alan Arthur Bates
Born: 17 February 1934 Died: 27 December 2003
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Height: 5' 11"
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Sir Alan Arthur Bates CBE (February 17, 1934 – December 27, 2003) was an English actor.
Born in Allestree, Derby, Bates was the eldest of three brothers: his two brothers are artists, his father was a fine cellist, and his mother a pianist who had studied in Paris. His father supported the family by working in the insurance business. His parents early encouraged him to pursue music; but by age 11, he already had determined his life's course as an actor, and so they sent him for