Kathy Bates Overview

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Born: June 28, 1948

The zaftig Tennessee native had an extensive stage resumé before her breakthrough film role in Misery. She made her off-Broadway debut in 1976 with Vanities, following that with the role of Stella Mae in Come Back To The Five And Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean—a part she would recreate in Robert Altman's film version. From there, Bates seemed to make a career of creating roles onstage that other women would play on film: the would-be suicide in 'night Mother (Sissy Spacek in... See All


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