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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Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Movemaking
352 pages - Published by Harry N. Abrams
"This is, quite simply, one of the finest books I’ve ever read about Hollywood." Leonard Maltin
Reproduces in full color scores of entertaining and insightful pieces of correspondence from some of the most notable and talented film industry names of all time—from the silent era to the golden age, and up through the pre-email days of the 1970s. Annotated by the authors to provide backstories and further context. Greta Garbo, Alfred Hitchcock, Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Katharine Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Elia Kazan, Cary Grant, Francis Ford Coppola, Tom Hanks, and Jane Fonda.