Born:
April 5, 1908
Died:
October 6, 1989
Age:
81
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Summary

Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (/ˈbɛti/; April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television, and theater. With a career spanning 60 years, she is regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history. She was noted for playing unsympathetic, sardonic characters, and was famous for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films, suspense horror, and occasional comedies, although her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas.

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Davis in her film debut, The Bad Sister (1931)
Davis in her film debut, The Bad Sister (1931)
Davis's signature and handprints at Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Davis's signature and handprints at Grauman's Chinese Theatre
In The Corn Is Green (1945). Despite the studio's suggestion that Davis play the role as a young woman, the 38-year-old insisted on aging her appearance to fit the part.
In The Corn Is Green (1945). Despite the studio's suggestion that Davis play the role as a young woman, the 38-year-old insisted on aging her appearance to fit the part.
Jezebel (1938) was Davis's second Academy Award-winning performance
Jezebel (1938) was Davis's second Academy Award-winning performance
As the shrewish Mildred in Of Human Bondage (1934), Davis was acclaimed for her dramatic performance
As the shrewish Mildred in Of Human Bondage (1934), Davis was acclaimed for her dramatic performance
Davis posing as Margo Channing in a promotional image for All About Eve (1950). She is pictured with Gary Merrill, to whom she was married from 1950 to 1960 (her fourth and final husband)
Davis posing as Margo Channing in a promotional image for All About Eve (1950). She is pictured with Gary Merrill, to whom she was married from 1950 to 1960 (her fourth and final husband)
Davis in the 1940s.
Davis in the 1940s.
Davis and Elizabeth Taylor in late 1981 during a show celebrating Taylor's life
Davis and Elizabeth Taylor in late 1981 during a show celebrating Taylor's life
Davis in the trailer for Dark Victory (1939), in which she gave one of her ten Oscar-nominated performances
Davis in the trailer for Dark Victory (1939), in which she gave one of her ten Oscar-nominated performances
Paul Henreid lights Davis's cigarette in Now, Voyager (1942), one of her most iconic roles
Paul Henreid lights Davis's cigarette in Now, Voyager (1942), one of her most iconic roles
Davis often played unlikable characters, such as Regina Giddens in The Little Foxes (1941)
Davis often played unlikable characters, such as Regina Giddens in The Little Foxes (1941)
Davis received her final Academy Award nomination for her role as demented Baby Jane Hudson in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), opposite Joan Crawford
Davis received her final Academy Award nomination for her role as demented Baby Jane Hudson in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), opposite Joan Crawford
Beyond the Forest (1949) was the last film Davis made for Warner Bros., after 17 years with the studio
Beyond the Forest (1949) was the last film Davis made for Warner Bros., after 17 years with the studio
Bette Davis with President Reagan 1987, two years before her death
Bette Davis with President Reagan 1987, two years before her death
 
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