She acted in Terrence McNally's play, "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune," at the Stage II of the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City with F. Murray Abraham in the cast. Paul Benedict was director.
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Bobo Bates | Katherine Bates | Kathy D. Bates
5' 3" (1.6 m)
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I was never an ingénue. I've always just been a character actor. When I was younger, it was a real problem, because I was never pretty enough. It was hard, not just for the lack of work, but because you have to face up to how people are looking at you.
Bates was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2003, but she did not reveal her illness to the general public until 2009. She stated that she has been "in total remission" for over five and a half years, as of January 2009. In September 2012, Bates announced via Twitter that she has breast cancer and is recovering from a double mastectomy.
Often portrays kind-hearted or cold-hearted characters