1948 - Kathleen Doyle Bates was born 28th of June in Memphis, Tennessee.
- Bates graduated from White Station High School in Memphis.
1969 - Attended the Southern Methodist University, majoring in theatre and a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.
Performed in little-seen films such as Summer Heat and The Morning After, and guest-starred in television shows such as L.A. Law.
1990 - She starred as an obsessed fan Annie Wilkes, who holds her favorite author (played by James Caan) captive in the thriller Misery, which was based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King.
- Received her first Academy Award nomination for that role, winning Best Actress.
1991 - Starred with Jessica Tandy in the acclaimed movie Fried Green Tomatoes.
1995 - She turned in another applauded portrayal as the title character in Dolores Claiborne.
1996 - Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie, for her performance as Jay
Leno's manager Helen Kushnick in HBO's The Late Shift.
1998 - Played the role as the acid-tongued "dustbuster" political advisor Libby Holden in the Primary Colors.
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