Kathey Bates wanted to dedicate Emmy win to Robin Williams
Los Angeles: Remembering funnyman Robin Williams, Kathey Bates said she wanted to dedicate her Emmy award to the actor, who committed suicide earlier this month. Williams killed himself after a prolonged depression.
He was 63. Bates, who won her career's second Emmy for 'American Horror Story: Coven', recalled her meeting with the Oscar-winning actor and said she could never forgot his kindness.
"When I won my first major award for 'Misery', a Golden Globe, they didn't have cell phones and I was waiting at a pay phone to call my mother afterward and I didn't have a quarter. I turned around and asked, and Robin said, 'Here's a quarter to call your mother.'
I never forgot that kindness," she said. Bates added, years later when she lost the Academy award to Judi Dench, Williams was the presenter for the trophy.
"He came to me and said, 'I really wished I could have had your name in the envelope; are you OK? I know how hard it is to lose.' He was so kind to me," the actress said. "I almost wanted to say, 'Look, I own this time and this is for you,' but I was just so... nervous," she added.