Kathy Bates
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"Kathleen Doyle" ""Kathy"" "Bates" is an American actress and film director. After appearing in several minor roles in film and television during the 1970s and the 1980s, Bates rose to prominence with her performance in Misery (film)/Misery (1990), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress; she also received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama/Golden Globe. She followed this with major roles in Fried Green Tomatoes (film)/Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) and Dolores Claiborne (film)/Dolores Claiborne (1995), before playing a featured role as Margaret Brown/Molly Brown in Titanic (1997 film)/Titanic (1997).

She received a Tony Award nomination for her 1983 performance in the Broadway play 'night, Mother. She won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture/Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in Primary Colors (film)/Primary Colors (1998), for which she also received an Academy Award nomination for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress/Best Supporting Actress. She was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for About Schmidt (2002).

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