Bette Davis

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Date of Birth April 5, 1908
Place of Birth Lowell, Massachusetts
Date of Death Oct 6, 1989 (81)
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Bette Davis

Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis was an American actress of film, television and theater. With a career spanning 60 years and 100 acting credits, she is regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history. She was noted for playing unsympathetic, sardonic characters, and was famous for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical films, suspense horror, and occasional comedies, although her greater successes were in romantic dramas. A recipient of two Academy Awards, she was the first thespian to garner ten nominations. After appearing in Broadway plays, the 22-year old Davis moved to Hollywood in 1930. After some unsuccessful films, she had her critical breakthrough playing a vulgar waitress in Of Human Bondage, although, contentiously, she was not among the three nominees for the Academy Award for Best Actress that year.

Born: Ruth Elizabeth Davis, April 05, 1908, Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: October 06, 1989, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Resting place: Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1929–1989
Children: 3, including Barbara Sherry
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About Bette Davis

Sultry-eyed actress who many remember for her role in All About Eve in 1950. Her performance in the 1935 film Of Human Bondage earned her a great deal of critical acclaim.

Before Fame

She studied dance at the John Murray Anderson School of Theatre.

Achievement

She founded her own production company, BD Productions, and starred in its first film, A Stolen Life.

Family Life

She married four times and divorced three times and had three children.

Associations

She appeared in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? with Anna Lee, who played Mrs. Bates.

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