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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. For her contribution to the motion picture industry, she has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6548 Hollywood Blvd. She is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. On her passing in 1975, Evelyn Brent was interred in the San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, California. 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. Her last husband was the actor Harry Fox for whom the foxtrot dance was named. They were still married when he died in 1959. She was nominated for Best supporting actress in 1998 for Primary Colors and again in 2002 for About Schmidt. Evelyn Brent was married three times.

Kathy Bates has been nominated three times for an Academy Award. After performing in more than 120 films, she retired from acting in 1950 and worked for a number of years as an actor's agent. She undressed again for a jacuzzi scene in About Schmidt (2002). By the early part of the 1930s, she was busy working in secondary roles in a variety of films as well as touring with vaudeville shows. She did her first ever nude scene at the age of 43 in At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991). Although the film, titled Interference, did not live up to expectations at the box office, Brent played major roles in several more features, most notably The Silver Horde in 1930. She attended the Southern Methodist University, majoring in theatre, and graduated in 1969. In 1928 she starred opposite William Powell in what was her own and Paramount Studios first talkie.

Bates was born in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated from White Station High in Memphis. Signed by Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corporation, she went on to make more than two dozen silent films including three for the noted Austrian director, Josef von Sternberg. Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American theatrical, film and television actress. There, her career received a major boost the following year when she was chosen as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars. Audition Singer: 'Even the Horses Had Wings'. After World War I, she went to London, England where she worked in film as well as on stage for a few years before going to Hollywood in 1922. Taking Off (1971) (as Bobo Bates) ... As Evelyn Brent, she continued to work in film, developing into a young woman whose sultry looks were much sought after, often as a femme fatale.

Selma Darin. Service poem, The Shooting of Dan McGrew. Straight Time (1978) ... She began her film career working under her own name at a New Jersey film studio then made her major debut in the 1915 silent film production of the Robert W. Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982). After moving to New York City, as a teenager her good looks brought modeling jobs that led to an opportunity to become involved in the still relatively new business of making motion pictures. Furniture Man's Wife. Born Mary Elizabeth Riggs in Tampa, Florida and known as Betty, she was a child of ten when her mother passed away, leaving her father to raise her alone.

Two of a Kind (1983) ... Evelyn Brent, (October 20, 1899 - June 4, 1975), was an American film and stage actress. Romanian Judge. Nadia (1984) (TV) (uncredited) ... Belle Bodelle (1984).

"All My Children" (1970) TV Series ... Woman on Mateo Street. Morning After, The (1986) ... Katherine Kovacs.

Johnny Bull (1986) (TV) ... Bobbi Burk. Murder Ordained (1987) (TV) ... Ruth.

Summer Heat (1987) ... 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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