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Auditioned for the role of Janet Wood on Three's Company (1976), which ultimately went to Joyce DeWitt. Bates says she was relieved she did not get the role because, after auditioning, she felt she really did not want it.
I was never an ingénue. I've always just been a character actor. When I was younger, it was a real problem, because I was never pretty enough. It was hard, not just for the lack of work, but because you have to face up to how people are looking at ...
Often portrays kind-hearted or cold-hearted characters
Kathleen Doyle Bates
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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