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  • Birth Name: Kathleen Doyle Bates
  • Birth Place: Memphis, TN
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/28/1948, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor; director
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AHS Recap: Freak Show's Glorious Premiere Has Flipper Sex and Jessica Lange Singing David Bowie

Alright, my peppermint angels. American Horror Story is back with its latest installment, Freak Show. And all I have to say is: What the effing eff?!

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Review: FX's Freak Show, DirecTV's MMA Kingdom

Upon hearing that the fourth season of FX's lurid American Horror Story franchise was subtitled Freak Show, you can be forgiven if your first reaction was "Redundant much?" Few series are freakier by their very nature than Ryan Murphy's annual anthology of grotesque Grand Guignol. Freak Show (Wednesday, 10/9c) upholds the grisly tradition, although the empathy shown for this year's bizarre family of sideshow outcasts makes this edition of AHS initially less ridiculous than usual (especially when compared to the ludicrous hot mess of last year's Coven).

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How Freaky Are the American Horror Story Freaks Actually?

Ryan Murphy has said that he's "worried that people are going to have cardiac arrests" because the clown on American Horror Story: Freak Show is too scary. But what about the freak show itself? Do Elsa's "monsters" live up to their title? Yes and no.

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PaleyFest 2013: Kathy Bates On Joining the Cast
Valentine's Day: Look What You Did To
Signs Of Life
Right or Ratchet: A Kathy Bates Misery?

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Tammy Movie, Actor - Lenore
2014 American Horror Story TV Show Series, Actor - Ethel Darling
2013 American Horror Story TV Show Series, Actor - Delphine LaLaurie
2012 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2011 Harry's Law TV Show Series, Actor - Harriet "Harry" Korn

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VIDEO: American Horror Story Gets Freak-ier With Another New Teaser

They say two heads are better than one, but three legs make you a tripod.

Fine, we just made that up, but it sounded good, right? Anyway, American Horror Story has released yet another new teaser and it's even freakier than thelast two.

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Breaking Bad Wins Big, Modern Family Five-Peats at Emmy Awards

Breaking Bad's farewell tour went out on a high note, as the AMC drama won five awards including drama series at Monday's Primetime Emmy Awards, while Modern Family completed a historic five-peat.

Bad, which also scored drama series last year, became the sixth show to win for its final season after The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Barney Miller, Everybody Loves Raymond and The Sopranos. It's also the first to win the top prizes at ...
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FX Announces a Premiere Date for American Horror Story: Freak Show

It's time to let your freak flag fly!

Freak Show, the fourth installment of Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story anthology series, will debut... read more

VIDEO: Kathy Bates on Her Personal Ties to American Horror Story: Freak Show

For American Horror Story: Freak Show star Kathy Bates, getting to explore the creepy world of the show is a dream come true.

"I remember going to the fair when I was a kid, and I always wanted to go into freak show [but] my parents would never let me," she says in the video below. "So it was this mysterious place I never saw when I was growing up."

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American Horror Story Adds Fargo’s John Carroll Lynch as Freak Show Villain

John Carroll Lynch has joined the cast of American Horror Story to play the villain in Freak Show, the upcoming fourth installment of FX's anthology series.

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