Born Ruth Elizabeth Davis April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts. Died October 6, 1989, in Neuilly, France. Nominated for an Academy Award 5 years in a row, in 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942 and 1943. (Altogether she was nominated 11 times, winning twice). She once said "If Hollywood didn't work out, I was prepared to be the best secretary in the world."
The photo image above is for Of Human Bondage, in which Davis received a "write in" nomination for an academy award for 1934.
1932 - Bette Davis in The Cabin in the Cotton
All About Eve - 1950, directed by Joseph Mankiewicz
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
Bette Davis designed her own makeup for the 1962 film produced and directed by Robert Aldrich. Film co-starred Joan Crawford.
Dark Victory - 1939 melodrama featuring Bette Davis and Melvyn Douglas. Cast also included Humphrey Bogart and Geraldine Fitzgerald.
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- The Stand In - 1937 - Leslie Howard, Bogart and Blondell
- The Black Book - 1949 - Robert Cummings and Arlene Dahl
- Who Done It? - 1942
- The Viking Queen - 1967
- Little Miss Marker - 1934
- Get Out - 2017
- Man's Favorite Sport
- Braveheart 1995
- Bringing Up Baby - 1938
- The Comedy of Terrors - 1963
- Day of Anger - 1967
- Central Park - 1932 - Joan Blondell has trouble on her hands when she gets suckered into helping a gangster to rob a charity event. Though this film stars Joan and Wallace Ford, it also features the American Great Depression which is the background for the hunger and desperation that flavors the film.
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