LOS ANGELES, Sept 20 Oscar-winning actor Kathy
Bates was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on
Tuesday in a ceremony that was attended by actors Billy Bob
Thornton and Shirley Maclaine.
Bates, who became a household name after her Oscar-winning
performance in the adaptation of Stephen King's "Misery",
received the 2,589th star on Hollywood Boulevard, celebrating a
career that has brought her an Oscar and two Emmys.
Bates recalled the day 60 years ago when she visited the
former Grauman's Chinese Theatre with her sister Mary and Aunt
"We were going to see "The King and I", and then 34 years
later I came back to this very theatre with another King by the
name of Stephen, with a movie called "Misery" that changed my
life," Bates told the ceremony.
Bates, who received best supporting actress Oscar
nominations for "Primary Colors" and "About Schmidt", has also
received 14 Emmy nominations in her long career.
"I am so honored to be here to extol your talent," Maclaine
said as she addressed Bates' fans.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1948, Bates graduated from
Southern Methodist University in 1969 and moved to New York City
in 1970 to pursue an acting career.
Her other movie credits include "Titanic", "Fried Green
Tomatoes" and "Midnight in Paris", while her work on TV has
included "Six Feet Under" and the "American Horror Story"
(Reporting by Reuters TV; Editing by Darren Schuettler)