Ten fun facts about Kathy Bates
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Kathy’s acting career took-off with the 1971-film “Taking Off”. She played the role of “Bobo Bates” in it.
She had auditioned for the 1976 television series ‘Three’s Company”. The role eventually went to Joyce DeWitt. Kathy said that she was truly relived that she didn’t get the role because she did not want it.
In 1980, she debuted on Broadway in “Goodbye Fidel”.
After playing several bit-roles in television in film in the 1970’s and 1980’s, Kathy gained recognition with her performance in the 1990 film, “Misery”. She won the Best Actress Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe for it.Fact 5
Bates was the first woman to win a Best Actress Academy Award in a thriller/horror film. She won it for the 1990-film “Misery”.Fact 6
By the 1990’s she was a director to reckon with. She directed several episodes of “NYPD Blue”, “Homicide: Life on the Street”, “Six Feet Under”, “Oz” and “Everwood”.Fact 7
Bates acted in the 1997, James Cameron film “Titanic”, as Molly Brown. The movie was a stupendous success and earned in excess of $1.8 billion at box-offices across the world.Fact 8
In 2012, Kathy played Charlie’s ghost in “Two and Half Men”. The guest appearance earned her the Outstanding Guest Appearance in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award. It was her first Emmy after being nominated nine times.Fact 9
Kathy Bates was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2003 and in 2012 she discovered that she suffered from breast cancer. She has fought both and is a triumphant cancer survivor.Fact 10
In March 2013 it was confirmed that that she would be co-starring in the third season of the television series, “American Horror Story”. Go to more people facts ❯
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