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Bates to play Charlie's ghost on 'Men'

Bates to play Charlie's ghost on 'Men'

LOS ANGELES, March 20 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Kathy Bates is to guest star as the ghost of Charlie Harper on an upcoming episode of the U.S. sitcom "Two and a Half Men," CBS said.
Clooney, Pitt to be SAG Award presenters

Clooney, Pitt to be SAG Award presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Kathy Bates, George Clooney, Jessica Chastain and Ben Kingsley are to be presenters at this weekend's Screen Actors Guild Awards show in Los Angeles.
Women critics hail 'The Help,' 'Iron Lady'

Women critics hail 'The Help,' 'Iron Lady'

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- America's Women Film Critics Circle declared "The Help" the Best Movie About Women in 2011 and its star Viola Davis the year's Best Actress.
'Family,' '30 Rock' lead TV SAG nods

'Family,' '30 Rock' lead TV SAG nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- "Modern Family" dominated with five nods when the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced Wednesday.
Hollywood buzz: Gervais to join 'Office'?

Hollywood buzz: Gervais to join 'Office'?

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Comedian Ricky Gervais may be in the mix to replace Steve Carell on NBC's "The Office," Showbiz411.com said Saturday.
Brody, Pill join cast of Woody Allen film

Brody, Pill join cast of Woody Allen film

NEW YORK, May 25 (UPI) -- Adrien Brody and Alison Pill have joined the cast of "Midnight in Paris," a film to shoot in France this summer, U.S. writer-director Woody Allen said Tuesday.
NBC orders fourth season of 'Chuck'

NBC orders fourth season of 'Chuck'

LOS ANGELES, May 14 (UPI) -- NBC says it has renewed its U.S. action-comedy series "Chuck," starring Zachary Levi, for a fourth season.
Allen reveals details about upcoming film

Allen reveals details about upcoming film

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmaker Woody Allen said the romantic comedy he plans to shoot this summer in France will be called "Midnight in Paris."
Past winners to be Oscar presenters

Past winners to be Oscar presenters

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 1 (UPI) -- Past Oscar winners Kathy Bates, Barbra Streisand and Charlize Theron have signed on to be presenters at Sunday's 82nd Academy Awards show in Los Angeles.
Pam & Jim's baby due on 2-part 'Office'

Pam & Jim's baby due on 2-part 'Office'

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Characters Pam and Jim Halpert will experience the birth of their first child on a special two-part episode of the U.S. comedy series "The Office," NBC said.
Actress Bates suggested to portray Boyle

Actress Bates suggested to portray Boyle

LONDON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The brother of Susan Boyle said U.S. actress Kathy Bates should portray his sister in a film about the amateur Scottish singer's life.
Syfy sets 'Alice' air date

Syfy sets 'Alice' air date

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable television network Syfy says its contemporary re-imagined take on "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" will air over two nights in December.
Bates, Curry join 'Alice' cast

Bates, Curry join 'Alice' cast

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- Kathy Bates, Tim Curry and Colm Meany have joined the cast of "Alice," a four-hour TV movie being shot in Vancouver, SCI FI said.
1M copies of 'Prey' sold in North America

1M copies of 'Prey' sold in North America

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- One million copies of "Tyler Perry's The Family that Preys" have been sold in the United States and Canada since its release on DVD last week, Lionsgate said.

'Earth' sci-fi flick is No. 1

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The science fiction remake "The Day the Earth Stood Still" opened strongly in U.S. theaters this weekend, grabbing the top spot, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.
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Actress Kathy Bates poses at the New York premiere of her new film "The Day the Earth Stood Still" at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square theater in New York on December 9, 2008. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Kathleen Doyle "Kathy" Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American actress and director.

After several small roles in film and television, Bates rose to prominence with her performance in Misery (1990), for which she won both the Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe. She followed this with major roles in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) and Dolores Claiborne (1995), before playing a featured role as Margaret "Molly" Brown in Titanic (1997). During this time, she began her directing career, primarily in television.

Bates received a Tony Award nomination for her 1983 performance in the Broadway play 'night, Mother. She won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in Primary Colors (1998), for which she also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for About Schmidt (2002). Her television work has resulted in eight Emmy Award nominations.

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