History Creator / BetteDavis

10th Mar '16 3:29:40 PM Market43Fan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Davis was originally cast as Laura Trent in the {{Pilot}} for the 1983-88 Creator/{{ABC}} series ''Series/{{Hotel}}'', but when the series was picked up, Davis had suffered a health scare and this, combined with Davis being 75 at that point, led to Davis dropping out and ABC casting Anne Baxter (who had co-starred with Davis in 1950's ''Film/AllAboutEve'') playing the newly created role of sister-in-law Victoria Cabot, with Trent becoming an UnseenCharacter. Davis would ultimately outlive Baxter by nearly four years after Baxter died as a result of a brain aneurysm in December 1985; while outlasting the series by roughly a year.

to:

* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Davis was originally cast as Laura Trent in the {{Pilot}} for the 1983-88 Creator/{{ABC}} series ''Series/{{Hotel}}'', but when the series was picked up, Davis had suffered a health scare and this, combined with Davis being 75 at that point, led to Davis dropping out and ABC casting Anne Baxter (who had co-starred with Davis in 1950's ''Film/AllAboutEve'') playing the newly created role of sister-in-law Victoria Cabot, with Trent becoming an UnseenCharacter. Davis would ultimately outlive Baxter by nearly four years after Baxter died as a result of a brain aneurysm in December 1985; while outlasting the series by roughly a year.
4th Mar '16 8:24:42 AM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theatre. Noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic characters, she was highly regarded for her performances in a range of film genres; from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films and occasional comedies, though her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas.

to:

Ruth '''Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis Davis''' (April 5, 1908 October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theatre. Noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic characters, she was highly regarded for her performances in a range of film genres; from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films and occasional comedies, though her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas.
24th Feb '16 7:16:30 AM fearlessnikki
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AsHerself: In ''Hollywood Canteen''. She reportedly kept flubbing her lines on set, and joked that playing herself was hard.


Added DiffLines:

* ItWillNeverCatchOn:
** She claimed one of the girls in her drama school was sent home for being too shy, and it was predicted she'd never make it as an actress. The girl was Creator/LucilleBall.
** After completing her first film, she overheard the Universal executive saying "She's got as much sex appeal as Slim Summerville. Who wants to get her at the end of a picture?"
** Subverted later in life as she wrote to Creator/MerylStreep and told her that she would be her generation's top actress.
* NoPronunciationGuide: People freely pronounced her name as either 'Betty' or 'Bet' and still do so to this day.


Added DiffLines:

* PunnyName: Defied. The studio initially wanted her to be called 'Bettina Dawes'. She refused because she didn't want a name that sounded like 'between the drawers'.
* SelfDeprecation: When ''Film/WhatEverHappenedToBabyJane'' were filming a scene where studio executives trash Jane Hudson's performances in movies, Bette Davis supplied them clips of her own old movies.
26th Jan '16 9:05:33 AM JamesAustin
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AwardSnub: In 1934, her universally lauded performance in ''Of Human Bondage'' was actively prevented from being nominated for an Oscar by Jack Warner, as she'd done the film while on loan to another studio. The outrage was so great that the Academy changed its rules for that year to allow Davis to be nominated in a write-in vote. It was so obviously a deliberate snub that she got the award the following year for ''Dangerous'' as [[ConsolationAward basically an open apology]]. This is the reason that the Academy Awards now have Price-Waterhouse overseeing the voting process.

to:

* AwardSnub: [[invoked]] In 1934, her universally lauded performance in ''Of Human Bondage'' was actively prevented from being nominated for an Oscar by Jack Warner, as she'd done the film while on loan to another studio. The outrage was so great that the Academy changed its rules for that year to allow Davis to be nominated in a write-in vote. It was so obviously a deliberate snub that she got the award the following year for ''Dangerous'' as [[ConsolationAward basically an open apology]]. This is the reason that the Academy Awards now have Price-Waterhouse overseeing the voting process.
26th Jan '16 9:04:13 AM JamesAustin
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''"All the boys think she's a spy: she's got Bette Davis eyes!"''

to:

''"All ->''"All the boys think she's a spy: she's got Bette Davis eyes!"''



* AwardSnub: [[invoked]] In 1934, her universally lauded performance in ''Of Human Bondage'' was actively prevented from being nominated for an Oscar by Jack Warner, as she'd done the film while on loan to another studio. The outrage was so great that the Academy changed its rules for that year to allow Davis to be nominated in a write-in vote. It was so obviously a deliberate snub that she got the award the following year for ''Dangerous'' as [[ConsolationAward basically an open apology]]. This is the reason that the Academy Awards now have Price-Waterhouse overseeing the voting process.

to:

* AwardSnub: [[invoked]] In 1934, her universally lauded performance in ''Of Human Bondage'' was actively prevented from being nominated for an Oscar by Jack Warner, as she'd done the film while on loan to another studio. The outrage was so great that the Academy changed its rules for that year to allow Davis to be nominated in a write-in vote. It was so obviously a deliberate snub that she got the award the following year for ''Dangerous'' as [[ConsolationAward basically an open apology]]. This is the reason that the Academy Awards now have Price-Waterhouse overseeing the voting process.
26th Jan '16 9:03:38 AM JamesAustin
Is there an issue? Send a Message


->''"[[Film/AllAboutEve Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!]]"''

->''"All the boys think she's a spy: she's got Bette Davis eyes!"''
-->-- Kim Carnes, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-RdAzkKlXY Bette Davis Eyes]]" (1981)

to:

->''"[[Film/AllAboutEve Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!]]"''

->''"All
''"All the boys think she's a spy: she's got Bette Davis eyes!"''
-->-- Kim Carnes, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-RdAzkKlXY Bette -->--'''Kim Carnes''', "Bette Davis Eyes]]" (1981)Eyes"



Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (1908-1989) was an American actress of film, television and theatre. Noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic characters, she was highly regarded for her performances in a range of film genres; from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films and occasional comedies, though her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas.

to:

Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (1908-1989) (April 5, 1908 October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theatre. Noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic characters, she was highly regarded for her performances in a range of film genres; from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films and occasional comedies, though her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas.



* [[invoked]]AwardSnub: In 1934, her universally lauded performance in ''Of Human Bondage'' was actively prevented from being nominated for an Oscar by Jack Warner, as she'd done the film while on loan to another studio. The outrage was so great that the Academy changed its rules for that year to allow Davis to be nominated in a write-in vote. It was so obviously a deliberate snub that she got the award the following year for ''Dangerous'' as [[ConsolationAward basically an open apology]]. This is the reason that the Academy Awards now have Price-Waterhouse overseeing the voting process.

to:

* [[invoked]]AwardSnub: AwardSnub: [[invoked]] In 1934, her universally lauded performance in ''Of Human Bondage'' was actively prevented from being nominated for an Oscar by Jack Warner, as she'd done the film while on loan to another studio. The outrage was so great that the Academy changed its rules for that year to allow Davis to be nominated in a write-in vote. It was so obviously a deliberate snub that she got the award the following year for ''Dangerous'' as [[ConsolationAward basically an open apology]]. This is the reason that the Academy Awards now have Price-Waterhouse overseeing the voting process.



* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: Hilariously subverted with this quote about Creator/JoanCrawford's passing:
-->"They say you should only speak good about the dead. Joan Crawford is dead. Good."
* PluckyGirl: And ''how''.



* SmokingIsCool / SmokingIsGlamorous: And there was considerably uproar when a postage stamp commemorating her had her signature cigarette holder removed. [[SpecialEffectsFailure Especially since her hand was still positioned like she was holding it]].

to:

* SmokingIsCool / SmokingIsGlamorous: And there WhatCouldHaveBeen: Davis was considerably uproar originally cast as Laura Trent in the {{Pilot}} for the 1983-88 Creator/{{ABC}} series ''Series/{{Hotel}}'', but when a postage stamp commemorating her the series was picked up, Davis had her signature cigarette holder removed. [[SpecialEffectsFailure Especially since her hand was still positioned like she was holding it]].
suffered a health scare and this, combined with Davis being 75 at that point, led to Davis dropping out and ABC casting Anne Baxter (who had co-starred with Davis in 1950's ''Film/AllAboutEve'') playing the newly created role of sister-in-law Victoria Cabot, with Trent becoming an UnseenCharacter. Davis would ultimately outlive Baxter by nearly four years after Baxter died as a result of a brain aneurysm in December 1985; while outlasting the series by roughly a year.
11th Dec '15 9:29:09 AM jamespolk
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Theatre/TheLittleFoxes'' (1941)
11th Nov '15 9:52:28 AM jamespolk
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''[[Film/EscapeToWitchMountain Return from Witch Mountain]]'' (1978)
5th Aug '15 8:31:34 PM jamespolk
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Film/HushHushSweetCharlotte'' (1964)
25th Jul '15 7:52:23 PM jamespolk
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Film/TheDarkHorse'' (1932)
This list shows the last 10 events of 34. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Creator.BetteDavis