She won an Academy Award for best actress for her chilling performance of an obsessed fan in Misery In she moved to New York City , where she worked odd jobs while pursuing an acting career. Her first Off-Broadway role was Joanne in Vanities , which helped her secure a role in the film Straight Time She played Annie Wilkes, a psychotic fan who rescues a best-selling novelist played by James Caan after a car accident but turns on him when she finds that he has killed her favourite character in his latest novel.
Some like 'em hot, some like 'em fat; Kathy Bates brings the two camps together scandalously. Although primarily known as a stage actress, comfy Kathy is big enough to fill the silver screen. She plays off-beat roles that you can still beat off to in odd-ball movies that you can ball odd to. Kathy won an Oscar for her crazed-fan role in the film version of Stephen King 's classic Misery , although she has been appearing in cinema since the late '70s.
Actress Kathy Bates has been involved in the arts in one way or another since graduating from Southern Methodist University. Among the Memphis native's earliest jobs were a stint as a singing waitress in a Catskill resort and a sojourn as a gift shop cashier in New York's Museum of Modern Art. Bates was type-cast in character roles early on, which assured her a lot more work than the thousands of faceless ingenues in the business.