Actress | Director | Soundtrack
Playwright Terrence McNally originally wrote the role of Frankie in "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" for Bates. Johnny was played by Kenneth Welsh in the 1987 Off-Broadway production that starred Bates.
[Excerpt from her 1991 Academy Award acceptance speech] I'd like to thank Jimmy Caan, and apologize publicly for the ankles.
Often portrays kind-hearted or cold-hearted characters
Kathleen Doyle Bates
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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