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The top 5 Kathryn Kates film and TV roles from 'Orange Is the New Black'

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American actress Kathryn Kates has sadly died at age 73. Her agents confirmed the news she had died at home surrounded by her family after a "hard-fought battle with lung cancer. " Her passing comes as a huge loss to the acting world and the screen, with fans and famous faces leaving emotional tributes online. Kates was no stranger to the small-screen or big movie sets, beginning her career in the 1980s and 1990s, appearing in episodes of Matlock, Thunder Alley, and Seinfeld. In her later years, she starred in episodes of Caroline in the City, Lizzie McGuire, Judging Amy, and Rescue Me, and had roles in the films Lola Versus, and The Nurse and Asylum. She also had a successful on-and-off Broadway career and was the founding member of The Colony Theatre in Los Angeles. Newsweek has taken a look back at Kates' top five roles over her incredibly long career. In Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, Kathy Kates took on the role of Amy Kanter-Bloom, the mother of Larry, played by Jason Biggs. She made her debut in Season 1 of the show in 2013 and reprised the role in the show's seventh and final season in 2019. In total, Kates appeared in four episodes:You can watch Kates in Orange Is the New Black via Netflix now. During the 1990s, Kates appeared in two episodes of the hit sitcom Seinfeld and quickly became one of the show's most iconic characters. Kates played the role of a counterwoman, first appearing in the 1994 episode "The Dinner Party" (the Babka episode) and reprising the role in "The [Marble] Rye" episode in 1996. The podcast about the much-loved series, This Podcast is Making Me Thirsty, paid tribute to Kates on Twitter following the news of her death. The tribute read: "We are [heartbroken] to learn of the passing of Kathryn Kates. She made us laugh on two episodes of Seinfeld but leaves a legacy of kindness and humanity to all those she touched. RIP Kathryn. "Seinfeld is streaming on Netflix now. All data is taken from the source: Article Link: #kates #newsuk #newsworldwide #newstodayusa #bbcworldnewstoday #newstodayoncnn #
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