Maxine Gates was an American actress. She appeared in over 35 films between 1945 and 1972. Due to her rotund figure, 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. After retiring from acting in 1972, Gates ran a self storage business in Van Nuys, California.