History Creator / BetteDavis

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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)
10th May '17 1:26:56 PM allboyband
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* SmokingIsCool: Most of her movie roles featured her character smoking.

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* SmokingIsCool: Most of her movie roles featured her character smoking. The reason why she picked up smoking was because she thought it would her look more sophisticated as an actress.
21st Mar '17 8:01:08 AM JamesAustin
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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.

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Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theatre.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.
21st Mar '17 7:46:38 AM JamesAustin
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* ''Film/BeyondTheForest'' (1949)



!!Tropes relating to Bette Davis and her work include:

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!!Tropes relating to Bette Davis and her Davis' work include:



** "What a dump!" (in "Beyond the Forest")
** "Ah'd love t' kiss ya, but ah jes washed ma hayuh," (in "The Cabin in the Cotton")
** "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!" (in "All About Eve")
* DeadpanSnarker: Notorious for snide comments and one-liners in interviews, and her movie roles.
* 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. She also believed that Creator/JulieAndrews and Music/BarbraStreisand would be living legends as well.
* NoPronunciationGuide: People freely pronounced her name as either 'Betty' or 'Bet' and still do so to this day. According to Creator/JoanCrawford, however, Davis hated being called "Bet".

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** "What a dump!" (in "Beyond ''Beyond the Forest")
Forest'')
** "Ah'd love t' kiss ya, but ah jes washed ma hayuh," (in "The ''The Cabin in the Cotton")
Cotton'')
** "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!" (in "All ''All About Eve")
* DeadpanSnarker: Notorious for snide comments and one-liners in interviews, and her movie roles.
* 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. She also believed that Creator/JulieAndrews and Music/BarbraStreisand would be living legends as well.
* NoPronunciationGuide: People freely pronounced her name as either 'Betty' or 'Bet' and still do so to this day. According to Creator/JoanCrawford, however, Davis hated being called "Bet".
Eve'')



* 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.
23rd Feb '17 1:45:53 PM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/ItsLoveImAfter'' (1937)
22nd Feb '17 8:33:56 PM pepsimax
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Davis is portrayed by Creator/JessicaLange in the 2017 Creator/{{FX}} series ''Series/{{Feud}}: Bette and Joan'', which depicts her rocky relationship with the aforementioned Creator/JoanCrawford during the filming of ''What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?'' in 1962.

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Davis is portrayed by Creator/JessicaLange Creator/SusanSarandon in the 2017 Creator/{{FX}} series ''Series/{{Feud}}: Bette and Joan'', which depicts her rocky relationship with the aforementioned Creator/JoanCrawford during the filming of ''What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?'' in 1962.
22nd Feb '17 8:32:23 PM pepsimax
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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.

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.

Davis is portrayed by Creator/JessicaLange in the 2017 Creator/{{FX}} series ''Series/{{Feud}}: Bette and Joan'', which depicts her rocky relationship with the aforementioned Creator/JoanCrawford during the filming of ''What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?'' in 1962.
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