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Mother of: Rose DeWitt Bukater played by Francis Fisher

She was a society empress from one of the most socially prominet families in Philadelphia. After the death of her husband, her family fell on hard times,but she was determined to achieve financial salvation through her daughter's marriage to Caledon Hockley. A woman who ruled her household with an iron will, she found in Cal an ally in her efforts to control Rose.

Francis Fisher

Francis Fisher~is best known for her role as Strawberry Alice in the Oscar winning "Unforgiven", as well as her incarnation of Lucille Ball in the CBS movie "Lucy and Desi: Before the Laughter". She has done work in "Female Perversions", and "Wild America" playing mother to adolescent, Johnathan Taylor Thomas. She has recently come back with "Guiding Light", and "Crime and Punishment". She more recently returned to the one-act play, "Sleepless Nights".

Kathy Bates as Molly Brown

Kathy Bates plays a wife of a Colorado mining millionaire, intelligent and self-taught--She spoke several languages--Molly Brown was a plain-spoken woman without background in high society, who was generally shunned by the socialties of Denver. When the Titanic was sinking, she was evacuated in lifeboat # 6, under the command of Quartermaster Hichens. Having been at the wheel of Titanic when she struck the iceburg, Hichens was completely unnerved and directed the boat away from the sinking ship as fast as possible. He was terrified that they would be swamped by the suction as the ship went down, or overwhelmed by swimmers desperate to be saved. Mrs. Brown and several more women wanted to return to help save others, but they were overruled by Hichens' fears, which became less and less rational. Mrs. Brown effectively took over comand of the boat and persuaded the women to help with the rowing-her heroism and selflessness during the disaster was much talked about afterwards and earned her the moniker "The Unsinkable Molly Brown."

Kathy Bates~won an academy award for her performance in Stephen King's "Misery" in 1997, and won a Golden Globe award in her performance in HBO's "The Late Shift". She has also starred in "Fried Green Tomatoes", "Dolores Claiborne", "Diabolique", "A Home of Thier Own", "Used People", "Dick Tracy" & "Men don't Leave". She has also starred in a play called "Night, Mother". She is currently working on "Primary Colors" with co-star, John Travolta.

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