Kathleen Doyle "Kathy" Bates (born 28 Juin 1948)[1] is an American actress an director. Efter appearin in several minor roles in film an televeesion durin the 1970s an the 1980s, Bates rose tae prominence wi her performance in Misery (1990), for which she wan the Academy Award for Best Actress; she receivit a Golden Globe an aw.[2] She follaeed this wi major roles in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) an Dolores Claiborne (1995), afore playin a featured role as Molly Brown in Titanic (1997).

Kathy Bates
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Kathy Bates at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International
BornKathleen Doyle Bates
(1948-06-28) 28 Juin 1948 (age 71)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Alma materSouthern Methodist University
  • Actress
  • director
Years active1971–present
Hauf-marrae(s)Tony Campisi (m. 1991; div. 1997)
RelativesFinis L. Bates


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  2. Bagger, The (January 9, 2009). "Kathy Bates: An Oscar and a Lovely Career to Go With It". The New York Times. Retrieved January 17, 2011.

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