The Art of Bette Davis

Bette DavisBorn: 5 April 1908, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 6 October 1989, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France

“Bette Davis was an American actress of film, television and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history, she was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic, sardonic characters and was reputed for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films and occasional comedies, although her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas. Davis was the co-founder of the Hollywood Canteen, and was the first female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice, was the first person to accrue ten Academy Award nominations for acting, and was the first woman to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute.” (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Universal Contract Player
The Early Warner Bros. Years
Breaking Off From The Pack
The Reconciliatory Films
The Fourth Warner Brother
The War Years
The Last Warner Bros. Years

The Lonely Life: An Autobiography (Bette Davis)

Mother Goddam: The Story of the Career of Bette Davis (Whitney Stine and Bette Davis)

This ‘N That (Bette Davis)

Bette, Rita and the Rest of My Life (Gary Merrill)

Bette and Joan: The Divine Feud (Shaun Considine)

Bette Davis: An Intimate Memoir (Roy Moseley)

Fasten Your Seatbelts: The Passionate Life of Bette Davis (Lawrence J. Quirk)

More Than a Woman: An Intimate Biography of Bette Davis (James Spada)

Dark Victory: The Life of Bette Davis (Ed Sikov)

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