June 28, 1948
Kathy Bates and her two older sisters were raised in Tennesse by their father, Langdon Doyle
Bates, a mechanical engineer, and their mother Bertye Kathleen, both deceased. Kathy was educated
at Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 1969, where she majored in theater.
During the 1970s, Kathy concentrated on New York stage work, debuting with an off-Broadway
production of Vanities. From there she earned her first Tony nomination for portraying
the suicidal daughter in 'night, Mother, and won an Obie for her role of the weary
waitress in Frankie and Johnny. During the 80's and the early part of the 90's, Kathy
starred and co-starred in a number of plays, television series and feature films such as Robert
Altman's '82 film version of Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean,
The Morning After, and Arthur 2. But the role that garnished her the most
attention was her scary portrayal of a deranged literary admirer in Rob Reiner's film
Misery, leading her to the coveted Best Actress Oscar.
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