Kathy Bates Has Dropped 60 Pounds In Weight, And She Says It’s Made Her Feel Like A Whole New Woman

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Kathy Bates is a talented actress, three-time Oscar nominee and one-time winner, but nevertheless she’s always been concerned about her body weight. When she experienced serious health problems, though, suddenly it became a very problematic issue. Now, she’s succeeded in dropping 60 pounds – which is definitely nothing to be sniffed at. And recently she spoke about how she managed to fight her way down to the size she wanted to achieve.

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Before making it in Hollywood, Bates was a Broadway actress and Tony Award nominee. She won her nomination for the role of Jessie in ’night, Mother, a two-woman play by Marsha Norman. The part was difficult to perform, particularly in that the job required her to portray a person suffering with serious depression.