Academy Award-winning actress Kathy Bates is recovering from a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer several weeks ago. “Luckily, I don’t have to undergo radiation or chemo,” Bates, 64, tells People magazine. “My family call me Kat because I always land on my feet.” It’s the second bout with cancer for Bates, who survived ovarian cancer nine years ago. The 1991 Best Actress Oscar-winner for Misery is currently nominated for two Emmy Awards, Best Actress in a Drama Series for Harry’s Law and Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Two and a Half Men. The ceremony takes place Sept. 23.
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