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Kathy Bates: Breast Cancer 'Runs Like a River' Through My Family

Kathy Bates: Breast Cancer 'Runs Like a River' Through My Family

Originally posted 10/09/2013 06:30PM

Kathy Bates is speaking out about cancer.

"I had ovarian cancer in 2003. When I went in for a scan last year they found a tumor in my left breast. I wasn't going to fool around; I had a double mastectomy, "the American Horror Story: Coven star says in the October issue of AARP The Magazine.

"Breast cancer runs like a river through my family. My mother and niece had it; my aunt died of it. Even if you test negative [for genetic mutations that predispose you to cancer] – like I did – you can't assume you're OK,"

As she ages, Bates, 65, says she wishes she wasn't getting older.

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New American Horror Story: Coven Trailer Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

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UpdatePosted 09/11/2013 10:35AM

American Horror Story: Coven Trailer Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

Originally posted 09/11/2013 10:25AM

"We all enjoy putting our toe in the cold water of fear," Alfred Hitchcock once said when asked about the pleasure of being frightened.

The new trailer for American Horror Story: Coven, the third season of the series, certainly invokes that delight in fright, with a group of young witches stomping in unison to a dark rendition of the folk song "The House of the Rising Sun."

Zoe, played by Taissa Farmiga, leads the march of the student witches towards the entrance of their finishing school, set in New Orleans. Sarah Paulson greets the girls at the door, and they file in to a large, dimly-lit room adorned with a white pentagram on the ceiling.

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Kathy Bates and Ron Livingston Join Intense TV Dramas

Kathy Bates Joins American Horror Story, Ron Livingston Joins Boardwalk Empire

Originally posted 02/27/2013 01:45PM

Two familiar stars will join the casts of American Horror Story and Boardwalk Empire for the shows' new seasons.

Kathy Bates, who won an Oscar for her frightening role as Annie in the horror film Misery, will join season 3 of FX's American Horror Story alongside fellow Oscar-winner Jessica Lange, EW reports.

Bates, 64, won an Emmy Award in 2012 for her guest turn on Two and a Half Men. She also appeared on Harry's Law and The Office. Bates announced last September that she had undergone a double-mastectomy for breast cancer after surviving ovarian cancer nine years earlier.

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Kathy Bates Undergoes Double Mastectomy | Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates Undergoes Double Mastectomy

Originally posted 09/12/2012 12:00PM

Kathy Bates has battled cancer for the second time.

The actress, 64, who opened up in March about surviving ovarian cancer nine years ago, was diagnosed with breast cancer several weeks ago, she tells PEOPLE exclusively.

"After much consideration, I underwent a double mastectomy," the Academy Award-winning actress reveals. "Luckily, I don't have to undergo radiation or chemo. My family call me Kat because I always land on my feet and thankfully this is no exception."

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Kathy Bates Loves a Designer Doggy Bag

Originally posted 03/20/2012 04:30PM

Kathy Bates's dogs can't always visit the actress on set, but when they do, they do it in style.

"Stelly Bell used to go with me everywhere; she and my old dog Griffin, who passed away, had their own little Louis Vuitton bags with their names on them," the Harry's Law star tells PEOPLE. "We used to always say, 'Go Louis' and then, they would go jump in their Louis bags."

Following Griffin's death, Bates has become a mom to a furball family of three – Yorkie Stelly Bell, whose full name is Stella, Chihuahua Vladimir, and a second Yorkie named Harley. But her dearly departed pet retains a strong hold on her heart, and a spot in cinema history.

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Kathy Bates Explains Why She Kept Her Cancer Private

Originally posted 03/20/2012 04:00PM

While many celebrities have made their cancer battle public, one star says she faced the disease completely in private.

Oscar-winning actress Kathy Bates has revealed that she battled ovarian cancer in secret – and her work was part of the reason why.

"I was advised to [do so]," Bates, 63, told Anderson Cooper on his show Anderson (airing Thursday). "I was contracted to go into a movie at that time, Little Black Book with Brittany Murphy, who I miss very much. My doctors at the time, they had to get insurance approval and all of that so I was very quiet about it and had to go back to work right away."

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Which Sexiest Men Alive Are Presenting at SAG Awards? | Brad Pitt, George Clooney

George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Kathy Bates to Present at SAG Awards

Originally posted 01/26/2012 08:25AM

Multiple nominee Kathy Bates and lead actors (and former PEOPLE Sexiest Men Alive) George Clooney and Brad Pitt head up the group of presenters just announced for this Sunday's 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Other newly announced presenters include Owen Wilson, Melissa McCarthy, Zoe Saldana, Kristen Wiig and Sir Ben Kingsley, producers announced Wednesday.

Bates, 63, notably received nominations in film and TV categories this year for her roles as Gertrude Stein in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris and Harriet Korn in Harry's Law.

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Bates Gets Mean

Originally posted 03/12/1999 12:00AM

Oscar-winner Kathy Bates (who played Molly Brown in "Titanic") has signed on to play the shrewish orphanage matron Miss Hannigan in a TV adaptation of the Broadway musical "Annie." The show is being produced for the 1999-2000 season of ABC's "Wonderful World of Disney" by the same company that made "Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella." Miss Hannigan was originated by Tony-winner Dorothy Loudon. Carol Burnett played the part in the 1982 movie.

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Bates Awaits 'Dash and Lilly'

Originally posted 02/26/1999 12:00AM

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Kathy Bates's Misery

Originally posted 02/24/1999 12:00AM

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