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Bette Davis

Actor (5-Apr-1908 — 6-Oct-1989)


Larry Carr. More Fabulous Faces: The Evolution and Metamorphosis of Dolores del Rio, Myrna Loy, Carole Lombard, Bette Davis and Katharine Hepburn. Doubleday & Company. 1979. 264pp.

Charlotte Chandler. The Girl Who Walked Home Alone: Bette Davis, a Personal Biography. New York: Simon & Schuster. 2006. 368pp.

Shaun Considine. Bette And Joan: The Divine Feud. New York: E. P. Dutton. 1989. 451pp.

Bette Davis; with Michael Herskowitz. This 'N That. East Rutherford, NJ: Putnam. 1987.

Bette Davis. The Lonely Life: An Autobiography. New York: G P. Putnam Sons. 1962. 315pp.

Boze Hadleigh. Bette Davis Speaks. New York: Barricade Books. 1996.

Charles Higham. Bette: The Life of Bette Davis. New York: Macmillan. 1981. 316pp.

B. D. Hyman. My Mother's Keeper: A Daughter's Candid Portrait of Her Famous Mother, Bette Davis. New York: William Morrow. 1985. 326pp.

Barbara Leaming. Bette Davis: A Biography. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster. 1992.

Roy Moseley. Bette Davis: An Intimate Memoir. East Rutherford, NJ: Donald I. Fine. 1990. 192pp.

Laura Moser. Bette Davis. Haus Publishing, Ltd.. 2004. 192pp.

Christopher Nickens. Bette Davis: A Biography in Photographs. New York: Doubleday/Dolphin. 1985. 215pp.

Peter Noble. Bette Davis: A Biography. London: Skelton Robinson. 1948. 231pp.

Lawrence J. Quirk. Fasten Your Seat Belts: The Passionate Life of Bette Davis. William Morrow & Co.. 1990. 464pp.

Lawrence J. Quirk. The Complete Films of Bette Davis. 1990.

Gene Ringgold. The Films of Bette Davis. New York: Cadillac Publishing Co./Citadel. 1965. 191pp.

Jeffrey Robinson. Bette Davis: The Definitive Study of Her Film Career. Proteus Publishing Company. 1985. 128pp.

James Spada. More Than a Woman: An Intimate Biography of Bette Davis. New York: Bantam Books. 1993. 514pp.

Whitney Stine. I'd Love to Kiss You: Conversations With Bette Davis. New York: Pocket Books. 1990. 308pp.

Whitney Stine. Mother Goddam: The Story of the Career of Bette Davis. New York: Hawthorn Books. 1974. 374pp.

Jerry Vermilye. Bette Davis. New York: Pyramid. 1973. 134pp.

Alexander Walker. Bette Davis: A Celebration. London: Pavilion/Michael Joseph. 1986. 192pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.348)

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.168)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.392)

  9. Webster's American Biographies (p.256)

  10. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.144)

  11. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.119)

  12. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.77)

  13. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.147)

  14. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.130)

  15. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.123)

  16. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (pp.111-13)

  17. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (pp.208-10)

  18. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.177)

  19. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.137)

  20. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.131)

  21. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.661)

  22. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.151)

  23. Legends in Their Own Time (p.62)

  24. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.284)

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