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Multi-talented Kathleen Doyle Bates was born on June 28, 1948, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the youngest of three girls born to Bertye Kathleen (Talbot), a homemaker, and Langdon Doyle Bates, a mechanical engineer. Her grandfather was author Finis L. Bates. Kathy has English, as well as Irish, Scottish, and German, ancestry, and one of... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 31 wins & 87 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Titanic
Titanic Molly Brown
(1997)
Misery
Misery Annie Wilkes
(1990)
About Schmidt
About Schmidt Roberta Hertzel
(2002)
Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes Evelyn Couch
(1991)

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 2017 Krystal (post-production)
Vera
 2016 Complete Unknown
Nina
 2014 Omoide no Mânî
Mrs. Kadoya (English version, voice)
 2014 Tammy
Lenore
 2007 The Golden Compass
Hester (voice)
 2007 Bee Movie
Janet Benson (voice)
 2006 Guilty Hearts
The Judge
 2006 Have Mercy
 2006 Bonneville
Margene Cunningham
 2006 Relative Strangers
Agnes Menure
 2006 Failure to Launch
Sue
 2005 Rumor Has It...
Aunt Mitsy (uncredited)
 2002 Unconditional Love
Grace Beasley
 2002 Dragonfly
Mrs. Belmont
 2002 Love Liza
Mary Ann Bankhead
 2001 Rat Race
The Squirrel Lady (uncredited)
 2000 Bruno
Mother Superior
 1998 A Civil Action
Bankruptcy Judge (uncredited)
 1998 The Effects of Magic
Raphaella, the Magic Bunny (voice)
 1997 Swept from the Sea
Miss Swaffer
 1996 The War at Home
Maurine Collier
 1995 Angus
Meg Bethune
 1994 Curse of the Starving Class
Ella Tate
 1994 North
Alaskan Mom
 1992 Used People
Bibby Berman
 1992 Prelude to a Kiss
Leah Blier
 1991 The Road to Mecca
Elsa Barlow
 1990 White Palace
Rosemary
 1990 Dick Tracy
Mrs. Green
 1990 Men Don't Leave
Lisa Coleman
 1989 High Stakes
Jill
 1987 My Best Friend Is a Vampire
Helen Blake (as Kathy D. Bates)
 1987 Summer Heat
Ruth
 1986 The Morning After
Woman on Mateo Street
 1983 Two of a Kind
Furniture Man's Wife
 1978 Straight Time
Selma Darin
 1971 Taking Off
Audition Singer (as Bobo Bates)
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Play: Appeared in "'night, Mother", at Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, CA, 1986. See more »

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3 Interviews | 6 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bobo Bates | Katherine Bates | Kathy D. Bates

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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It's a gift to remember my mother's voice as she read to me when I was a child. I loved to rest my head against her side and feel her voice resonating through her ribs. It seemed to me like I was putting my ear to an instrument being played. See more »

Trivia:

Bates' grandfather, Memphis attorney Finis Langdon Bates, wrote the book "The Escape and Suicide of John Wilkes Booth" in 1907. It is said to be Bates' non-fiction account of hearing a deathbed confession from a man who claimed to be Abraham Lincoln's assassin, Booth, who had escaped capture and lived under another name out west (source: pbs.org). See more »

Trademark:

Characters who are frequently tough-talking and outspoken See more »

Nickname:

Bobo

Star Sign:

Cancer

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