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Kathy Bates

Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American theatrical, film and television actress.

Bates was born in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated from White Station High in Memphis. She attended the Southern Methodist University, majoring in theatre, and graduated in 1969. She did her first ever nude scene at the age of 43 in At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991). She undressed again for a jacuzzi scene in About Schmidt (2002).

Kathy Bates has been nominated three times for an Academy Award. She was nominated for Best supporting actress in 1998 for Primary Colors and again in 2002 for About Schmidt. In 1990 she received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Misery, as the insane Annie Wilkes, an obsessed fan holding her favorite author captive. She is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. Her nickname is Bobo.

Filmography

  • Little Black Book (2004) .... Kippie Kann
  • Around the World in 80 Days (2004) .... Queen Victoria
  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004) .... The Marquesa
  • The Tulse Luper Suitcases: The Moab Story (2003)
  • Unconditional Love (2002) .... Grace Beasley
  • About Schmidt (2002) .... Roberta Hertzel
  • Dragonfly (2002) .... Mrs. Belmont
  • My Sister's Keeper (2002) (TV) .... Christine Chapman
  • Love Liza (2002) .... Mary Ann Bankhead
  • American Outlaws (2001) .... Ma James
  • Rat Race (2001) .... The Squirrel Lady
  • Bruno (2000) .... Mother Superior
  • Baby Steps (1999)
  • Annie (1999) (TV) .... Miss Hannigan
  • A Civil Action (1998) (uncredited) .... Bankruptcy Judge
  • The Waterboy (1998) .... Helen 'Mama' Boucher
  • The Effects of Magic (1998) .... Voice of Raphaella, the Magic Bunny
  • Primary Colors (1998) .... Libby Holden
  • Titanic Explorer (1997) .... Margaret Brown
  • Titanic (1997) .... Margaret 'Molly' Brown
  • Swept from the Sea (1997) .... Miss Swaffer
  • The War at Home (1996) .... Maurine Collier
  • Diabolique (1996) .... Shirley Voguel
  • The Late Shift (1996) (TV) .... Helen Kushnick
  • The West Side Waltz (1995) (TV) .... Mr. Goo
  • Angus (1995) .... Meg Bethune
  • Talking with (1995) (TV)
  • Dolores Claiborne (1995) .... Dolores Claiborne
  • Curse of the Starving Class (1994) .... Ella Tate
  • North (1994) .... Alaskan Mom
  • The Stand (1994) .... Rae Flowers
  • A Home of Our Own (1993) .... Frances Lacey
  • Hostages (1993) (TV) .... Peggy Say
  • The Road to Mecca (1992) .... Elsa Barlow
  • Used People (1992) .... Bibby Berman
  • Prelude to a Kiss (1992) .... Leah Blier
  • Shadows and Fog (1992) .... Prostitute
  • Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) .... Evelyn Couch
  • At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991) .... Hazel Quarrier
  • Misery (1990) .... Annie Wilkes
  • White Palace (1990) .... Rosemary
  • Dick Tracy (1990) .... Mrs. Green
  • Men Don't Leave (1990) .... Lisa Coleman
  • High Stakes (1989) .... Jill
  • Signs of Life (1989) .... Mary Beth Alder
  • No Place Like Home (1989) (TV)
  • Roe vs. Wade (1989) (TV)
  • Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988) .... Mrs. Canby
  • My Best Friend Is a Vampire (aka I Was a Teenage Vampire) (1988) (as Kathy D. Bates) .... Helen Blake
  • Summer Heat (1987) .... Ruth
  • Murder Ordained (1987) (TV) .... Bobbi Burk
  • Johnny Bull (1986) (TV) .... Katherine Kovacs
  • Morning After, The (1986) .... Woman on Mateo Street
  • "All My Children" (1970) TV Series .... Belle Bodelle (1984)
  • Nadia (1984) (TV) (uncredited) .... Romanian Judge
  • Two of a Kind (1983) .... Furniture Man's Wife
  • Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
  • Straight Time (1978) .... Selma Darin
  • Taking Off (1971) (as Bobo Bates) .... Audition Singer: 'Even the Horses Had Wings'

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Her nickname is Bobo. Brigid still suffers with obsessive-compulsive disorder, a theme that she often explores in her artwork. She is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. Brigid Berlin is also famous for her 'Tit Paintings' (1969) (artworks executed using the painter's bare breasts) and off-Broadway one-woman shows. In 1990 she received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Misery, as the insane Annie Wilkes, an obsessed fan holding her favorite author captive. In 1975, Brigid Berlin began work for Andy Warhol's Interview magazine, a position that she held until well after Andy's death. She was nominated for Best supporting actress in 1998 for Primary Colors and again in 2002 for About Schmidt. The question of authorship looms large in valuing Warhol's paintings to this day.

Kathy Bates has been nominated three times for an Academy Award. Brigid enthuisastically followed this line when interviewed by Time. The prank led to a drop in the value of Warhol's work and both parties eventually retracted their statements. She undressed again for a jacuzzi scene in About Schmidt (2002). Berlin was complicit in one of Warhol's most infamous pranks when, in 1969, Warhol announced that all of his paintings were the work of Berlin. She did her first ever nude scene at the age of 43 in At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991). Selections from these tapes were later compiled to form the play Andy Warhol's Pork. She attended the Southern Methodist University, majoring in theatre, and graduated in 1969. Brigid was known for her obsessive taping and photographing of every day life.

Bates was born in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated from White Station High in Memphis. She also appears in the Edie Sedgwick film Ciao! Manhattan and has recently been the subject of a documentary Pie in the Sky. Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American theatrical, film and television actress. Berlin appeared in many Andy Warhol films including The Chelsea Girls in which she famously injects herself while performing a monologue. Audition Singer: 'Even the Horses Had Wings'. These injections were readily available through the many 'Doctor Feelgood's'in New York and perfectly legal. Taking Off (1971) (as Bobo Bates) ... After several years as a reluctant debutante and a failed marriage, Brigid Berlin met Andy Warhol in 1964 and quickly became a central member of his entourage. After moving to Hotel Chelsea, she took on the nickname Brigid Polk because of her habit of giving out 'pokes', injections of Vitamin B and amphetamines.

Selma Darin. Her socialite mother, Honey Berlin, frequently worried about Brigid's weight and had amphetamines prescribed to faciltate weight control. Straight Time (1978) ... As a child she regularly mixed with celebrities and the powerful. Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982). Brigid was born to socialite parents and a world of Manhattan privilige. Furniture Man's Wife. Brigid Berlin (also known as Brigid Polk, born September 6, 1939) is an artist and former Warhol superstar.

Two of a Kind (1983) ... Pie in the Sky: The Brigid Berlin Story (2000). Romanian Judge. Pecker (1998). Nadia (1984) (TV) (uncredited) ... Serial Mom (1994). Belle Bodelle (1984). Critical Years, The (1987).

"All My Children" (1970) TV Series ... Bad (1977). Woman on Mateo Street. Ciao! Manhattan (1972). Morning After, The (1986) ... Women in Revolt (1971). Katherine Kovacs. Loves of Ondine, The (1968).

Johnny Bull (1986) (TV) ... Four Stars (1967) aka 24 Hour Movie. Bobbi Burk. Imitation of Christ (1967). Murder Ordained (1987) (TV) ... Nude Restaurant, The (1967). Ruth. Bike Boy (1967).

Summer Heat (1987) ... Chelsea Girls (1966). Helen Blake. Bates) ... My Best Friend Is a Vampire (aka I Was a Teenage Vampire) (1988) (as Kathy D.

Canby. Mrs. Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988) ... Wade (1989) (TV).

Roe vs. No Place Like Home (1989) (TV). Signs of Life (1989) .... Mary Beth Alder. High Stakes (1989) .... Jill.

Lisa Coleman. Men Don't Leave (1990) ... Green. Mrs.

Dick Tracy (1990) ... Rosemary. White Palace (1990) ... Annie Wilkes.

Misery (1990) ... Hazel Quarrier. At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991) ... Evelyn Couch.

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) ... Prostitute. Shadows and Fog (1992) ... Leah Blier.

Prelude to a Kiss (1992) ... Bibby Berman. Used People (1992) ... Elsa Barlow.

The Road to Mecca (1992) ... Peggy Say. Hostages (1993) (TV) ... Frances Lacey.

A Home of Our Own (1993) ... Rae Flowers. The Stand (1994) ... Alaskan Mom.

North (1994) ... Ella Tate. Curse of the Starving Class (1994) ... Dolores Claiborne.

Dolores Claiborne (1995) ... Talking with (1995) (TV). Meg Bethune. Angus (1995) ...

Goo. Mr. The West Side Waltz (1995) (TV) ... Helen Kushnick.

The Late Shift (1996) (TV) ... Shirley Voguel. Diabolique (1996) ... Maurine Collier.

The War at Home (1996) ... Miss Swaffer. Swept from the Sea (1997) ... Margaret 'Molly' Brown.

Titanic (1997) ... Margaret Brown. Titanic Explorer (1997) ... Libby Holden.

Primary Colors (1998) ... Voice of Raphaella, the Magic Bunny. The Effects of Magic (1998) ... Helen 'Mama' Boucher.

The Waterboy (1998) ... Bankruptcy Judge. A Civil Action (1998) (uncredited) ... Miss Hannigan.

Annie (1999) (TV) ... Baby Steps (1999). Mother Superior. Bruno (2000) ...

The Squirrel Lady. Rat Race (2001) ... Ma James. American Outlaws (2001) ...

Mary Ann Bankhead. Love Liza (2002) ... Christine Chapman. My Sister's Keeper (2002) (TV) ...

Belmont. Mrs. Dragonfly (2002) ... Roberta Hertzel.

About Schmidt (2002) ... Grace Beasley. Unconditional Love (2002) ... The Tulse Luper Suitcases: The Moab Story (2003).

The Marquesa. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004) ... Queen Victoria. Around the World in 80 Days (2004) ...

Kippie Kann. Little Black Book (2004) ...

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