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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. Joan Blondell has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to Motion Pictures, at 6309 Hollywood Boulevard. She is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. She died of leukemia in Santa Monica, California and was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, 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. She married as her third husband, in 1947, the producer Michael Todd, who divorced her in 1950. She was nominated for Best supporting actress in 1998 for Primary Colors and again in 2002 for About Schmidt. Powell (who became an actor, producer, and director).
Kathy Bates has been nominated three times for an Academy Award. Her second husband, married on September 19, 1936, was the actor, director, and singer Dick Powell; they were divorced on July 14, 1944, and had two children, Ellen Powell and Norman S. She undressed again for a jacuzzi scene in About Schmidt (2002). Barnes (1892-1953); they divorced in 1936. She did her first ever nude scene at the age of 43 in At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991). She was married first in 1932 to the cinematographer George S. She attended the Southern Methodist University, majoring in theatre, and graduated in 1969. She was widely seen in two films released not long before her death, Grease (1978) and The Champ (1979).
Bates was born in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated from White Station High in Memphis. She also appeared in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945), Desk Set (1957) and Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957). Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American theatrical, film and television actress. Continuing to work regularly for the rest of her life, Blondell was well received in her later films, and received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role in The Painted Veil (1951). Audition Singer: 'Even the Horses Had Wings'. By the end of the decade she had made nearly 50 films. Taking Off (1971) (as Bobo Bates) ... Her stirring rendition of Remember My Forgotten Man in the Busby Berkeley production of Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933), in which she co-starred with Dick Powell and Ginger Rogers, became an anthem for the frustrations of the unemployed and President Herbert Hoover's failed economic policies.
Selma Darin. Blondell was paired with James Cagney in such films as The Public Enemy (1931), and was one half of the gold-digging duo (with Glenda Farrell) in nine films. During the Great Depression, Blondell was one of the highest paid individuals in the United States. Straight Time (1978) ... The popularity of her films made a great contribution to the studio's profitability. Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982). She appeared in more Warner Brothers films than any other actress, and referred to herself as "Warner's workhorse". Furniture Man's Wife. During the 1930s she would embody the depression era gold-digger, and with her huge eyes, blonde hair and wise cracking personality, became a crowd favourite.
Two of a Kind (1983) ... She soon moved to Hollywood where she was placed under contract by Warner Brothers Studios, making her film debut in 1930. Romanian Judge. She won a local beauty contest and travelled to New York to become an actress. Nadia (1984) (TV) (uncredited) ... The daughter of travelling showpeople, Blondell had seen much of the world by the time the family settled in Dallas, Texas while she was a teenager. Belle Bodelle (1984). Her younger sister, Gloria Blondell (1910-1986), was also an actress.
"All My Children" (1970) TV Series ... Her father, known as Eddie Joan Blondell, was a vaudeville comedian who was one of the original Katzenjammer Kids. Woman on Mateo Street. She was one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1931. Morning After, The (1986) ... Born into a vaudeville family in New York City, Blondell was a sexy, wisecracking, blonde pre-Hays Code staple of Warner Brothers who appeared in more than 100 movies and television productions. Katherine Kovacs. Rose Joan Blondell (August 30, 1906 - December 25, 1979) was an American actress.
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) ...