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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. Carroll also had a recurring role on the NBC sitcom A Different World as Whitley Gilbert's (Jasmine Guy) mother. She is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. She has also starred in the series Dynasty and The Colbys. 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 1974 she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for Claudine. She was nominated for Best supporting actress in 1998 for Primary Colors and again in 2002 for About Schmidt. Opera singer Loulie Jean Norman provided Carroll's singing voice.

Kathy Bates has been nominated three times for an Academy Award. and Pearl Bailey. She undressed again for a jacuzzi scene in About Schmidt (2002). In 1959, she played Clara in the film version of Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess along with such distinguished actors as Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr. She did her first ever nude scene at the age of 43 in At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991). She was nominated for an Emmy Award for the role. She attended the Southern Methodist University, majoring in theatre, and graduated in 1969. Her first film role was in Carmen Jones in 1954, but her big break came when she became the first African American actress to star in her own television series in which she did not play a domestic worker, when Julia debuted in 1968.

Bates was born in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated from White Station High in Memphis. Born Carol Diahann Johnson in The Bronx, New York, she attended the New York City High School of the Performing Arts, along with schoolmate Billy Dee Williams. Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American theatrical, film and television actress. Diahann Carroll (born July 15, 1935) is an American actress and singer. Audition Singer: 'Even the Horses Had Wings'. No Strings (1962) in the part of Barbara Woodruff. Taking Off (1971) (as Bobo Bates) ... House of Flowers (1954) in the part of Ottilie.

Selma Darin. Straight Time (1978) ... Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982). Furniture Man's Wife.

Two of a Kind (1983) ... 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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