This Day in Halloween: Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress and star of "Misery" Kathy Bates is born in Memphis, Tenn. in 1948. / Illustration by Allen Sison
Kathy Bates is born in Memphis, Tenn. in 1948. The Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress’ long career has spanned theatre, film and TV but is most remembered for her performance in Misery. Her other films include Dolores Claiborne and The Day The Earth Stood Still. Her TV work includes multiple seasons in American Horror Story.