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Today in History: June 28th, 1948

Photo Credit: Amy Sussman / Getty Images
Photo Credit: Amy Sussman / Getty Images

Actress Kathy Bates is born

On June 28, 1948, the world welcomed a future star, Kathy Bates. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Kathy Bates would go on to become one of the most respected actresses in Hollywood. Known for her incredible range and powerful performances, Bates has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry.

Kathy Bates was born to Bertye Kathleen and Langdon Doyle Bates, a mechanical engineer. She grew up in Memphis and attended White Station High School. Later, she pursued her passion for acting at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where she honed her craft and prepared for a stellar career in the arts.

Headshot of Kathy Bates.
Actress Kathy Bates on January 18, 1992. (Photo Credit: Vinnie Zuffante / Getty Images)

Bates began her acting journey on stage, earning critical acclaim for her performances in various plays. Her big break in film came with the 1990 film adaption of the Stephen King novel of the same name, Misery, where she played the unforgettable role of Annie Wilkes. This performance earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress. Bates’ career continued to flourish with notable roles in films like Fried Green Tomatoes, Titanic, and About Schmidt. She also made a significant impact on television, winning Emmy Awards for her roles in American Horror Story and Two and a Half Men.

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Kathy Bates’ birth on June 28, 1948, marked the beginning of a life that would bring joy and inspiration to many. Her talent and dedication have earned her numerous awards and a place among the greats in the entertainment industry.

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