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Ruth Elizabeth Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989), known as Bette Davis, was an American actress of film, television and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actors in world cinema history, she was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic, sardonic characters...Wikipedia

Age: 81 (age at death)
Born: 5th April, 1908, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 6th October, 1989, Neuilly, France
Height: 5' 3" (160 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Of Human Bondage (1934), All Abot Eve

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Each of her four husbands were Gentiles, while her friend Joan Blondell's husband Michael Todd was Jewish. Blondell called Davis' brace of husbands the "Four Skins.".

 

When she died in 1989, she reportedly left an estate valued between $600,000 and $1 million,consisting mainly of a condominium apartment she owned in West Hollywood. 50% of her estate went to her son, Michael Merrill, and the remaining 50% went to her secretary and companion, Kathryn Sermak. During her long life, she spent the majority of her wealth supporting her mother, three children, and four husbands.

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thejcaulfield - The greatest actress to have ever lived. (5 months ago)
Paris098 - OMGGGGG I love her so much! She's so cute! (1 year ago)
JBella - She really had stunning eyes. So large and blue. Great actress. Wish they made them like her nowadays. (3 years ago)
ALI - I LIKE HER VERY MUCH BETTE DEVIS SHE IS NOT A DIED SHE IS IN MY HEART. (3 years ago)
LITTLE KOJAK - Bette`s real claim to fame is her eyes...because she has `Bette Davis Eyes.` (4 years ago)
ana - it seems to me that eddie fisher is everywhere.BY THE WAY BETTE U R A GREAT ACTRESS ENJOY YOU`RE FILMS OVER AND OVER. BLESS YOU;; (5 years ago)
bobi_7 - The picture.(profile pic)at the top where it has the "Bette Davis" Caption is not Bette Davis, it is actually a picture of Rita Hayworth! I am sure it is Rita Hayworth. (6 years ago)
Bohemian_Sweetie - Whoa! Brando seems to be "everywhere"! (6 years ago)
john grant sherry - My father was married to bette davis.I have a home movie that was shot at bette`s home in the forties. No one has ever seen it. She is in a tennis outfit and smoking somewhere in the yard. My father is on the beach with their daughter Barbara playing in the sand. Barbara is around two years old. (6 years ago)
Lucy_Lee - Bette, you were a true Actress and a stern woman when it came down to business. (7 years ago)

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