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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. Linda Blair has long been active in charities involving prevention of cruelty to animals such as PETA. She is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. In the late 1990s, Blair won wide acclaim for her performance in the stage revival of Grease. 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 1990, she spoofed her "Exorcist" character in the film Repossessed that also starred Leslie Nielsen. She was nominated for Best supporting actress in 1998 for Primary Colors and again in 2002 for About Schmidt. During the early 80's she had a passionate relationship with the popular singer Rick James, but left him when she could no longer handle his drug addiction.
Kathy Bates has been nominated three times for an Academy Award. Blair's career went into decline afterwards and she appeared in many minor films often with a horror theme. She undressed again for a jacuzzi scene in About Schmidt (2002). She also had a featured role in the disaster film Airport '75. She did her first ever nude scene at the age of 43 in At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991). A controversial movie due to the actress's age, the tagline of the film was "She was born innocent, but that was fourteen years ago.") and Sarah T...Portrait Of A Teenage Alcoholic. She attended the Southern Methodist University, majoring in theatre, and graduated in 1969. Following the success of this film, Blair appeared in the controversial television films Born Innocent (in which Blair portrays a girl sent away to face the brutal life of a women's prison.
Bates was born in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated from White Station High in Memphis. Blair had originally planned to be a doctor but was offered The Exorcist role. Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American theatrical, film and television actress. Linda Blair began her career as a young child modelling and then moved into commercials. Audition Singer: 'Even the Horses Had Wings'. She did not receive the Academy Award for the role and it is thought that this was due in part to the fact that her voice was dubbed and a dummy was used in many scenes. Taking Off (1971) (as Bobo Bates) ... and its first sequel, Exorcist II: The Heretic.
Selma Darin. Linda Blair (born January 22, 1959) is an American actress famous for her role as the possessed child in The Exorcist. Straight Time (1978) ... Fatal Bond, (1991). Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982). Repossessed, (1990). Furniture Man's Wife. The Chilling, (1989).
Two of a Kind (1983) ... Up Your Alley, (1989). Romanian Judge. Witchery, (1988). Nadia (1984) (TV) (uncredited) ... Grotesque, (1988). Belle Bodelle (1984). Savage Streets, (1984).
"All My Children" (1970) TV Series ... Chained Heat, (1983). Woman on Mateo Street. Hell Night, (1981). Morning After, The (1986) ... Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977). Katherine Kovacs. Airport '75, (1974).
Johnny Bull (1986) (TV) ... Born Innocent (1974, TV movie). Bobbi Burk. The Exorcist (1973). 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) ...