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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. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for services to Motion Pictures, at 6310 Hollywood Boulevard. She is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. Bennett died from a heart attack in Scarsdale, New York and was buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, Lyme, Connecticut. 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 continued to work steadily in theatre and television and was a cast member of the television series Dark Shadows for its entire five year run, from 1966 until 1971, receiving an Emmy Award nomination for her role. She was nominated for Best supporting actress in 1998 for Primary Colors and again in 2002 for About Schmidt. In 1951 Wanger shot and injured Bennett's agent, who was also her lover, and the resulting scandal damaged her career.

Kathy Bates has been nominated three times for an Academy Award. She also played the wife of Spencer Tracy in Father of the Bride (1950) and its sequel, Father's Little Dividend (1951). She undressed again for a jacuzzi scene in About Schmidt (2002). Man Hunt (1941), The Woman in the Window (1944) and Scarlet Street established her as a film noir femme fatale. She did her first ever nude scene at the age of 43 in At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991). In the early 1940s Bennett appeared in a trio of films directed by Fritz Lang. She attended the Southern Methodist University, majoring in theatre, and graduated in 1969. She was briefly considered to be a front runner for this part but Selznick eventually turned his attention to Paulette Goddard, who was then rejected in favour of Vivien Leigh.

Bates was born in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated from White Station High in Memphis. Selznick. Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American theatrical, film and television actress. During the search to find an actress to play Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind, Bennett was tested and impressed producer David O. Audition Singer: 'Even the Horses Had Wings'. With this change her screen persona evolved into that of a glamorous seductress and she began to attract attention. Taking Off (1971) (as Bobo Bates) ... He managed her career, and with director Tay Garnett convinced her to change her hair from blonde to brunette.

Selma Darin. She signed a contract with producer Walter Wanger, whom she would marry in 1940. Straight Time (1978) ... Her task was further complicated by the rapid rise to fame of her sister Constance, who at this time was one of Hollywood's most successful and popular actresses, and with whom she was unfavourably compared. Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982). She was not taken seriously as an actress and struggled to establish herself. Furniture Man's Wife. Contracted to 20th Century Fox she appeared as a blonde ingenue in a several films including Puttin' on the Ritz in 1930, before leaving this studio to appear in Little Women (1933).

Two of a Kind (1983) ... She married at the age of sixteen, and when this marriage ended two years later, resumed her acting career. Romanian Judge. Bennett made her first film appearance in 1918 in an uncredited part and appeared in a few silent films while a child. Nadia (1984) (TV) (uncredited) ... Born in Palisades, New Jersey, Bennett was the daughter of stage actors Richard Bennett and Adrienne Morrison, and was the younger sister of actresses Constance Bennett and Barbara Bennett. Belle Bodelle (1984). Joan Geraldine Bennett (February 27, 1910 - December 7, 1990) was an American film actress who also achieved success later in life as a television actress.

"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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