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Kathy Bates

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Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American actor and director. Known for her roles in comedic and dramatic films and television programs, she has received various accolades throughout her career spanning over five decades, including an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards, in addition to nominations for a Tony Award and two British Academy Film Awards. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, she studied theater at the Southern Methodist University before moving to New York City to pursue an acting career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kathy Bates has received more than 11,386,553 page views. Her biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Kathy Bates is the 206th most popular actor (down from 200th in 2019), the 381st most popular biography from United States (up from 388th in 2019) and the 100th most popular American Actor.

Kathy Bates is most famous for her role as Annie Wilkes in the 1990 horror film Misery.

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  • 11M

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  • 68.22

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  • 80

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  • 5.75

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.08

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Kathy Bates ranks 206 out of 9,996Before her are Paulette Goddard, Antonio Banderas, David Suchet, Faye Dunaway, Rock Hudson, and David Carradine. After her are Kurt Russell, Nicole Kidman, Kevin Costner, Jeff Bridges, Shirley Temple, and Peter Ustinov.

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Among people born in 1948, Kathy Bates ranks 18Before her are Sauli Niinistö, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Jeremy Irons, Hassan Rouhani, Andrzej Sapkowski, and Jan Palach. After her are Henning Mankell, Frank Abagnale, George Tupou V, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Marcello Lippi, and Klaus Meine.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kathy Bates ranks 381 out of 18,182Before her are George Herbert Mead (1863), Dan Brown (1964), Zachary Taylor (1784), Kurt Cobain (1967), Dian Fossey (1932), and David Carradine (1936). After her are Chet Baker (1929), Chester W. Nimitz (1885), Kurt Russell (1951), Nicole Kidman (1967), Kevin Costner (1955), and Jeff Bridges (1949).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Kathy Bates ranks 100Before her are Jack Lemmon (1925), Mickey Rourke (1952), Paulette Goddard (1910), Faye Dunaway (1941), Rock Hudson (1925), and David Carradine (1936). After her are Kurt Russell (1951), Nicole Kidman (1967), Kevin Costner (1955), Jeff Bridges (1949), Shirley Temple (1928), and Jodie Foster (1962).

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