Queen of Hearts
(performer: "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "Can't Smile Without You")
(performer: "Little Girls", "Little Girls Reprise #1", "Easy Street", "Little Girls Reprise #2", "Easy Street Reprise")
The War at Home
(performer: "We Gather Together", "The Old Rugged Cross", "When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder")
(writer: "And Even the Horses Had Wings" / as Bobo Bates / performer: "And Even the Horses Had Wings")
The 75th Annual Academy Awards
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role/Presenter: Past Winner Recollections/Past Winner
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Herself - Nominee: Best Directing for a Miniseries or a Movie/Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series and Presenter: Best TV-Series- Drama
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical & Presenter: Best Actor/Actress in a Motion Picture Drama
'night, Mother (1983). Written by Marsha Norman
. Directed by Tom Moore. John Golden Theatre: 31 Mar 1983- 26 Feb 1984 (380 performances + 8 previews that began 24 Mar 1983). Cast: Kathy Bates
(as "Jessie Cates"), Anne Pitoniak
(as "Thelma Cates") [Broadway debut
1 Magazine Cover Photo
Bobo Bates | Kathy D. Bates
5' 3" (1.60 m)
Did You Know?
The Oscar changed everything. Better salary, working with better people, better projects, more exposure, less privacy.
Was nominated for Broadway's 1983 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for "'night, Mother."
Often portrays kind-hearted or cold-hearted characters