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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.
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Her nickname is Bobo. Due to scheduling conflicts the scene was shown on the Los Angelas set of General Hospital, instead of the New York set where All My Children is taped. She is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. She hosted a 25th Aniversary special about the show in 1995, and made a brief cameo as Verla on the January 5th 2005 episode celebrating the 35th aniversary of the program. 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. Burnett suddenly found herself playing the long lost daughter of Langly Wallingford (Louis Edmonds), and raising hell for her stepmother Pheobe Tyler-Wallingford (Ruth Warrick). She was nominated for Best supporting actress in 1998 for Primary Colors and again in 2002 for About Schmidt. She got to live a dream when Agnes Nixon created the role of Verla Grubbs for her.
Kathy Bates has been nominated three times for an Academy Award. Burnett has been a long time fan of the soap opera All My Children. She undressed again for a jacuzzi scene in About Schmidt (2002). Burnett was a recipient of Kennedy Center Honors for 2003. She did her first ever nude scene at the age of 43 in At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991). Burnett returned to TV in the mid 1990's as a supporting character on the sitcom Mad About You when she played Theresa Stemple, the mother of main character Jamie Buchman, played by Helen Hunt. She attended the Southern Methodist University, majoring in theatre, and graduated in 1969. The case is a landmark in the study of libel cases involving celebrities, although the unprecedented $1.6 million verdict was reduced on appeal, and the case was eventually settled out of court.
Bates was born in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated from White Station High in Memphis. Burnett drew attention in 1981, when she sued the National Enquirer for libel after the tabloid newspaper described her alleged public drunkenness. Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American theatrical, film and television actress. Its ensemble cast included Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner and Vicki Lawrence, who was cast partly because she looked like a younger Burnett. Audition Singer: 'Even the Horses Had Wings'. The hour-long The Carol Burnett Show was a huge success, garnering 22 Emmy awards and continuing to success in syndicated re-runs. Taking Off (1971) (as Bobo Bates) ... With her success on this variety show she finally came to headliner status and appeared in the 1962 special Julie and Carol and Carnegie Hall, also starring fellow singer/actress Julie Andrews.
Selma Darin. In the same year she appeared on the Garry Moore television variety show as a regular until 1962. Straight Time (1978) ... She achieved success in Broadway in the 1959 musical Once Upon a Mattress. Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982). She graduated from Hollywood High School and the University of California, Los Angeles, and worked her way up through bit parts on TV, coming to prominence in the mid-1950s singing a novelty love song, "I Made a Fool of Myself Over John Foster Dulles". Furniture Man's Wife. Burnett was born in San Antonio, Texas to two alcoholic parents, who left her with her grandmother, who moved to Hollywood, California.
Two of a Kind (1983) ... Carol Burnett (born April 26, 1933) was one of the most successful female comedians on American television, thanks largely to her variety show that ran on CBS from 1967 through 1978. 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) ...