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)
Claim to Fame: Of Human Bondage (1934), All Abot Eve
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[referring to her fourth husband, Gary Merrill]: "Gary was a macho man, but none of my husbands was ever man enough to become Mr. Bette Davis."
Old age is no place for sissies.
Desperately wanted to win a third Best Actress Oscar for What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) as three wins in the leading category was unprecedented. (Walter Brennan had won three Oscars, but all of his were in the supporting category.) It was the general feeling among Academy voters that while Davis was superb, the film was little better than a pot-boiling exploitation film, the kind of movie that doesn't deserve the recognition that an Oscar would give it.
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.".
Beware of these "Bette Davis eyes"!
A mother/daughter pair of witches descend on a yuppie family's home and cause havoc, one at a time since...
Lauren Bacall, the sultry blonde siren who became an overnight star via a memorable film debut at age 19 opposite Humphrey Bogart in Howard Hawks’ “To Have and Have Not,” died Tuesday at her home of a suspected stroke. She was 89.
Much later in life, she was Oscar-nommed for supporting actress for her role as Barbra Streisand’s mother in 1997’s “The Mirror Has Two Faces.”
Born Betty Joan Perske, “a nice Jewish girl from the Bronx,” she stunned audiences in the forever-after-famous “you know how to... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 5 months ago
"M*A*S*H" star Allan Arbus has passed away at the age of 95. The actor died on Friday at his Los Angeles home, according to the New York Times.
Born in New York, Arbus became a photographer for the U.S. Army and teamed up with his future wife, Diane Arbus (née Nemerov), to shoot advertising spreads for magazines such as Vogue and Glamour.
After the couple divorced in 1969, Arbus embarked on a career in entertainment, landing the lead role in Robert Downey Sr.'s cult classic "Greaser's Palace." Arbus then starred alongside Bette Davis in... Read More
Posted by vlad1369 1 year ago
WASHINGTON - "She did it the hard way."
That`s how Bette Davis wanted to be remembered, and a new U.S. postage stamp honoring her does that iron-willed image justice.
The 42-cent commemorative stamp, being released Thursday in Boston, features a portrait of Davis as she appeared in the 1950 film "All About Eve," in which she played Margo Channing, an aging stage actress battling to save her career as a younger woman schemes to replace her.
In one scene author Joseph Mankiewicz` stage directions for Margo read: "the steel begins to flash,"... Read More
Posted by CindyCelebs 6 years ago
A face that will tease you, and please you and perhaps unease you is coming to the post office next year, it`s those Bette Davis eyes.
On the 100th anniversary of her birth the great actress will be honored on a commemorative stamp, the 14th in the Legends of Hollywood Series.
A 10-time Academy Award nominee, Davis won twice, for her roles in "Dangerous" (1935) and "Jezebel" (1938).
And speaking of centennials, the same year Davis was born, actor Jack Norworth wrote "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," the song still famed in the seventh inning... Read More
Posted by crown022002 7 years ago