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Bette Davis

Bette DavisAKA Ruth Elizabeth Davis

Born: 5-Apr-1908
Birthplace: Lowell, MA
Died: 6-Oct-1989
Location of death: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Cause of death: Cancer - Breast
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Hollywood Hills, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: All About Eve

Husband: Harmon Nelson (m. 18-Aug-1932, div. 1939)
Husband: Arthur Farnsworth (m. 31-Dec-1940, d. 1943 accidental fall)
Husband: William Grant Sherry (m. 30-Nov-1945, div. 1950, one daughter)
Daughter: Barbara Davis Hyman (b. 1-May-1947)
Husband: Gary Merrill (actor, m. 28-Jul-1950, div. 6-Jul-1960, one son, one daughter)
Son: Michael (adopted)
Daughter: Margot (adopted)

    High School: Northfield Mt. Hermon High School

    Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President (1941)
    Hollywood Anti-Nazi League
    Oscar for Best Actress 1936 for Dangerous
    Oscar for Best Actress 1939 for Jezebel
    Emmy 1977 for Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter
    American Film Institute Life Achievement Award 1978
    Kennedy Center Honor 1987
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6233 Hollywood Blvd. (television)
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6225 Hollywood Blvd. (motion pictures)
    Endorsement of Liggett Group Chesterfield cigarettes
    Abortion
    Mastectomy 1983
    Stroke 1983
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Breast Cancer, Alcoholism

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Wicked Stepmother (3-Feb-1989)
    The Whales of August (16-Oct-1987) · Libby Strong
    As Summers Die (18-May-1986)
    Murder with Mirrors (20-Feb-1985)
    Right of Way (21-Nov-1983)
    Little Gloria: Happy at Last (24-Oct-1982)
    A Piano for Mrs. Cimino (3-Feb-1982)
    Family Reunion (11-Oct-1981)
    Skyward (20-Nov-1980)
    The Watcher in the Woods (17-Apr-1980)
    White Mama (5-Mar-1980)
    Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter (13-May-1979)
    Death on the Nile (30-Oct-1978) · Marie Van Schuyler
    Return From Witch Mountain (10-Mar-1978)
    The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (23-Jan-1978)
    The Disappearance of Aimee (17-Nov-1976)
    Burnt Offerings (25-Aug-1976) · Aunt Elizabeth
    Scream, Pretty Peggy (24-Nov-1973) · Mrs. Elliott
    The Judge and Jake Wyler (2-Dec-1972)
    The Scientific Cardplayer (16-Oct-1972)
    Madame Sin (15-Jan-1972)
    Bunny O'Hare (18-Oct-1971) · Bunny O'Hare
    Connecting Rooms (1970)
    The Anniversary (7-Feb-1968)
    The Nanny (27-Oct-1965) · The Nanny
    Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (15-Dec-1964) · Charlotte
    Where Love Has Gone (2-Nov-1964) · Mrs. Gerald Hayden
    Dead Ringer (19-Feb-1964) · Margaret and Edith Phillips
    The Empty Canvas (4-Dec-1963)
    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (26-Oct-1962) · Jane Hudson
    Pocketful of Miracles (19-Dec-1961) · Apple Annie
    The Scapegoat (6-Aug-1959) · The Countess
    John Paul Jones (16-Jun-1959) · Catherine the Great
    Storm Center (31-Jul-1956)
    The Catered Affair (14-Jun-1956) · Mrs. Tom Hurley
    The Virgin Queen (22-Jul-1955) · Queen Elizabeth I
    The Star (11-Dec-1952) · Margaret Elliot
    Phone Call from a Stranger (1-Feb-1952)
    Another Man's Poison (6-Jan-1952) · Janet Frobisher
    Payment on Demand (15-Feb-1951) · Joyce Ramsey
    All About Eve (13-Oct-1950) · Margo
    Beyond the Forest (21-Oct-1949) · Rosa Moline
    June Bride (29-Oct-1948) · Linda Gilman
    Winter Meeting (7-Apr-1948) · Susan Grieve
    Deception (18-Oct-1946) · Christine Radcliffe
    A Stolen Life (6-Jul-1946) · Kate Bosworth
    The Corn is Green (29-Mar-1945) · Miss Lilly Moffat
    Hollywood Canteen (15-Dec-1944) · Herself
    Mr. Skeffington (25-May-1944) · Fanny Trellis
    Old Acquaintance (2-Nov-1943) · Kitty
    Thank Your Lucky Stars (1-Oct-1943) · Herself
    Watch on the Rhine (27-Aug-1943) · Sara Muller
    Now, Voyager (22-Oct-1942) · Charlotte Vale
    In This Our Life (8-May-1942) · Stanley Timberlake
    The Man Who Came to Dinner (1-Jan-1942) · Maggie Cutler
    The Little Foxes (21-Aug-1941) · Regina Giddens
    The Bride Came C.O.D. (12-Jul-1941)
    The Great Lie (5-Apr-1941) · Maggie
    The Letter (22-Nov-1940) · Leslie Crosbie
    All This, and Heaven Too (4-Jul-1940) · Henriette Deluzy-Desportes
    The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (27-Sep-1939) · Queen Elizabeth
    The Old Maid (16-Aug-1939) · Charlotte Lovell
    Juarez (24-Apr-1939) · Carlotta
    Dark Victory (20-Apr-1939) · Judith Traherne
    The Sisters (14-Oct-1938) · Louise Elliott
    Jezebel (10-Mar-1938) · Julie
    It's Love I'm After (8-Oct-1937)
    That Certain Woman (15-Sep-1937) · Mary Donnell
    Kid Galahad (26-May-1937) · Fluff
    Marked Woman (10-Apr-1937) · Mary
    Satan Met a Lady (22-Jul-1936) · Valerie Purvis
    The Golden Arrow (23-May-1936) · Daisy Appleby
    The Petrified Forest (6-Feb-1936) · Gabrielle Maple
    Dangerous (25-Dec-1935)
    Special Agent (14-Sep-1935)
    Front Page Woman (11-Jul-1935) · Ellen Garfield
    The Girl from 10th Avenue (26-May-1935)
    Bordertown (23-Jan-1935)
    Housewife (9-Aug-1934) · Patricia Berkeley
    Of Human Bondage (28-Jun-1934) · Mildred
    Fog Over Frisco (2-Jun-1934) · Arlene
    Jimmy the Gent (17-Mar-1934)
    Fashions of 1934 (14-Feb-1934) · Lynn
    The Big Shakedown (6-Jan-1934)
    Bureau of Missing Persons (8-Sep-1933)
    Ex-Lady (14-May-1933)
    The Working Man (20-Apr-1933)
    Parachute Jumper (25-Jan-1933) · Patricia Brent
    20,000 Years in Sing Sing (24-Dec-1932) · Fay Wilson
    Three on a Match (28-Oct-1932) · Ruth Wescott
    The Cabin in the Cotton (15-Oct-1932) · Madge
    The Dark Horse (8-Jun-1932)
    The Rich Are Always with Us (15-May-1932) · Malbro
    So Big! (29-Apr-1932) · Dallas O'Mara
    The Man Who Played God (10-Feb-1932)
    Hell's House (30-Jan-1932) · Peggy Gardner
    The Menace (29-Jan-1932)
    Way Back Home (15-Jan-1932) · Mary Lucy
    Waterloo Bridge (1-Sep-1931) · Janet Cronin
    Seed (14-May-1931)
    The Bad Sister (29-Mar-1931) · Laura Madison

Is the subject of books:
My Mother's Keeper: A Daughter's Candid Portrait of Her Famous Mother, 1986, BY: B. D. Hyman, DETAILS: (biography)

Author of books:
This 'n' That (1987, memoir, with Michael Herskowitz)


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