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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- 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.
- Robert Osborne - 1932 - 2017 - The "Movie Man" who worked as a film historian and host for The Movie Channel and Turner Classic Movies.
- Classic Cinema releases to DVD, Blu Ray and Streaming - March 2017 List
- Torchy (Glenda Farrell) Gets Her Manand solves crimes faster than her boyfriend (a policeman) and the whole police force.
- Get Smart - 2008 - Maxwell Smart is back in action with Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway) on a mission into Russia which turns into a hunt for a traitor within CONTROL's ranks - - and everyone is starting to think it might be Agent 86.
- Ernest Saves Christmas - 1988 - Florida seems like the wrong place to find a missing Santa Clause, but taxi driver Ernest locates him there all the same.
- Jeopardy 1953 - - A Mexican vacation goes off the rails when escaped American convict (Ralph Meeker) hijacks Barbara Stanwyck.
- Zorba The Greek 1964 - Alan Bates and Anthony Quinn are on Crete, with Irene Papas
- Frankenstein Island - 1981 - The plot moves slowly and often doesn't seem to make sense in this legendary bad film featuring a projected image of John Carradine that rattles off incoherant dialogue.
- The Lady Vanishes - 1938 - Hitchcock's famous film about a disappearing lady aboard a trans-continental train. Except for one stubborn young female passenger [who is consequently accused of mental instability] no one aboard can remember the vanished elderly Miss Froy.
- White Zombie - 1932 - Bela Lugosi likes making zombies, and this comes in handy when a local plantation owner on Haiti decides if he can't woo a certain girl to be his wife, he'll have Lugosi turn her into a mindless slave that he can command.