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."
More Of Human Bondage, in which Davis received a "write in" nomination for an academy award for 1934.
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From former screen legends who have faded into obscurity to new revelations about the biggest movie stars, Valderrama unearths the most fascinating little-known tales from the birth of Hollywood through its Golden Age.
Winner of the 2020 Peter C. Rollins Book Award
Longlisted for the 2020 Moving Image Book Award by the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation
Named a 2019 Richard Wall Memorial Award Finalist by the Theatre Library Association