History Creator / BetteDavis

15th Dec '17 4:55:22 PM Brainbin
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Her final years were marred by a long period of ill health, but she continued acting until shortly before her death from breast cancer, with more than 100 film, television and theater roles to her credit. She also lucked out with the above Kim Carnes song catapulting her back into the pop culture spotlight. In 1999, Davis was placed second, behind Creator/KatharineHepburn, on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest female stars of all time.

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Her final years were marred by a long period of ill health, but she continued acting until shortly before her death from breast cancer, with more than 100 film, television and theater roles to her credit. She also lucked out with the above Kim Carnes song catapulting her back into the pop culture spotlight. In 1999, Davis was placed second, behind Creator/KatharineHepburn, on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest female stars of all time.
time.[[note]]Davis no doubt would have ''deeply'' resented finishing second behind Hepburn, as she ''already'' resented Hepburn for beating her to three Oscars. (Yes, we know she never won three Oscars. Davis resented ''that'' too.)[[/note]]
7th Dec '17 2:58:20 PM Kitchen90
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Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theater. 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.

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Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis [[note]]Pronounced "Betty", not like Creator/BetteMidler. Named after Honoré de Balzac's ''La Cousine Bette''[[/note]] (April 5, 1908 October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theater. 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.
13th Nov '17 8:33:14 AM jamespolk
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* ''Theatre/TheOldMaid'' (1939)
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After appearing in Broadway plays, Davis moved to Hollywood in 1930, but her early films for Universal Studios were unsuccessful. She joined Creator/WarnerBros in 1932 and established her career with several critically acclaimed performances. In 1937, she attempted to free herself from her contract and although she lost a well-publicized legal case, it marked the beginning of the most successful period of her career.

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After appearing in Broadway plays, Davis moved to Hollywood in 1930, but her early films for Universal Studios were unsuccessful. She joined Creator/WarnerBros in 1932 and established her career with several critically acclaimed performances. In 1937, she attempted to free herself from her contract and although she lost a well-publicized legal case, it marked the beginning of the most successful period of her career.
career. (She wound up staying at Warners until 1949.)


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* ''Film/AllThisAndHeavenToo'' (1940)
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* ''Literature/SoBig'' (1932)

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* ''Literature/SoBig'' ''[[Literature/SoBig So Big!]]'' (1932)
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* ''Literature/SoBig'' (1932)
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* ''Film/{{Dangerous}}'' (1935)
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* ''Film/ThreeOnAMatch'' (1932)
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* ''Film/FogOverFrisco'' (1934)
12th May '17 2:44:11 PM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/InThisOurLife'' (1942)
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