Bette Davis

Bette Davis
Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theater. Noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic characters, she was highly regarded for her performances in a range of film genres; from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films and occasional comedies, though her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas. After appearing in Broadway plays, Davis moved to Hollywood in 1930, but her early films for Universal Studios were unsuccessful. She joined Warner Bros. in 1932 and established her career with several critically acclaimed performances. In 1937, she attempted to free herself from her contract and although she lost a well-publicized legal case, it marked the beginning of the most successful period of her career. Until the late 1940s, she was one of American cinema's most celebrated leading ladies, known for her forceful and intense style. Davis gained a reputation as a perfectionist who could be highly combative, and confrontations with studio executives, film directors and costars were often reported. Her forthright manner, clipped vocal style and ubiquitous cigarette contributed to a public persona which has often been imitated and satirized. 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 10 Academy Award nominations for acting, and was the first woman to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute. Her career went through several periods of eclipse, and she admitted that her success had often been at the expense of her personal relationships. Married four times, she was once widowed and thrice divorced, and raised her children as a single parent. Her final years were marred by a long period of ill health, but she continued acting until shortly before her death from breast cancer, with more than 100 films, television and theater roles to her credit. In 1999, Davis was placed second, after Katharine Hepburn, on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest female stars of all time.
Name Bette Davis
Also Known As The First Lady of Film, Ruth Elizabeth Davis, The Fourth Warner Brother, Бетт Дэвис, 베티 데이비스
Birthday 1908-04-05
Deathday 1989-10-06
Gender Female
Homepage https://www.bettedavis.com/
IMDB Bette Davis profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
As: Apple Annie
1961-12-18
Pocketful of Miracle...
As: Margo Channing
2000-10-06
All About Eve...
As: Julie Marsden
1938-03-19
Jezebel...
As: Baby Jane Hudson
1962-10-31
What Ever Happened t...
As: Charlotte Hollis
1964-12-15
Hush... Hush, Sweet ...
As: Marie Van Schuyler
1978-10-06
Death on the Nile...
As: Mrs. Aylwood
1980-04-17
The Watcher in the W...
As: Carrie Louise Serroc
1985-02-20
Murder with Mirrors...
As: Marie van Schuyler
1978-01-01
Death on the Nile: M...
As: Margaret DeLorca / E
1964-02-19
Dead Ringer...
As: Christine Radcliffe
1946-10-18
Deception...
As: Mary Dwight Strauber
1937-04-10
Marked Woman...
As: Charlotte Vale
1942-10-31
Now, Voyager...
As: (in "Deception") (ar
1982-05-21
Dead Men Don't Wear ...
As: Maggie Cutler
1942-01-24
The Man Who Came to ...
As: Mrs. Marie Roark
1935-01-23
Bordertown...
As: Judith Traherne
1939-04-22
Dark Victory...
As: Aunt Elizabeth
1976-10-18
Burnt Offerings...
As: Valerie Purvis
1936-07-22
Satan Met a Lady...
As: Miranda Pierpoint
1989-02-03
Wicked Stepmother...
As: Rosa Moline
1949-10-21
Beyond the Forest...
As: Joan Winfield
1941-07-12
The Bride Came C.O.D...
As: Fay Wilson
1932-12-24
20,000 Years in Sing...
As: Letha
1978-03-10
Return from Witch Mo...
As: Ruth Wescott
1932-10-29
Three on a Match...
As: Madge Norwood
1932-09-26
The Cabin in the Cot...
As: Fanny Trellis
1944-05-25
Mr. Skeffington...
As: Queen Elizabeth I
1955-07-22
The Virgin Queen...
As: Susan Grieve
1948-04-07
Winter Meeting...
As: Kate Bosworth / Patr
1946-07-06
A Stolen Life...
As: Miss Lilly Moffat
1945-07-14
The Corn Is Green...
As: Herself
1943-09-25
Thank Your Lucky Sta...
As: Stanley Timberlake K
1942-05-16
In This Our Life...
As: Maggie Patterson Van
1941-04-12
The Great Lie...
As: Regina Giddens
1941-08-20
The Little Foxes...
As: Henriette Deluzy-Des
1940-07-13
All This, and Heaven...
As: Mildred Rogers
1934-07-20
Of Human Bondage...
As: Charlotte Lovell
1939-09-02
The Old Maid...
As: Alicia Hull
1956-07-31
Storm Center...
As: Herself
1944-12-31
Hollywood Canteen...
As: Queen Elizabeth
1939-11-11
The Private Lives of...
As: Gabrielle Maple
1936-02-08
The Petrified Forest...
As: Nanny
1965-10-27
The Nanny...
As: Leslie Crosbie
1940-11-22
The Letter...
As: Sara Müller
1943-08-27
Watch on the Rhine...
As: Libby Strong
1987-10-14
The Whales of August...
As: Arlene Bradford
1934-06-02
Fog Over Frisco...
As: Joan Martin
1934-03-17
Jimmy the Gent...
As: Norma Roberts
1933-09-08
Bureau of Missing Pe...
As: Helen Bauer
1933-05-14
Ex-Lady...
As: Louise 'Fluff' Phill
1937-05-29
Kid Galahad...
As: Joyce Heath
1935-12-25
Dangerous...
As: Julie Gardner
1935-09-14
Special Agent...
As: Janet Frobisher
1951-11-20
Another Man's Poison...
As: Lynn Mason
1934-02-14
Fashions of 1934...
As: Empress Catherine th
1959-06-16
John Paul Jones...
As: Mrs. Gerald Hayden
1964-11-02
Where Love Has Gone...
As: Joyce Ramsey (nee Ja
1951-02-03
Payment on Demand...
As: Madame Sin
1972-01-15
Madame Sin...
As: Kit Marlowe
1943-11-27
Old Acquaintance...
As: 'A vecchia
1972-10-08
The Scopone Game...
As: Marie Hoke
1952-02-01
Phone Call from a St...
As: (archive footage)
1987-01-01
Hammer: The Studio T...
As: Dino's Mother
1964-03-10
The Empty Canvas...
As: Margaret Elliot
1952-12-11
The Star...
As: Mrs. Taggart
1968-02-07
The Anniversary...
As: Jenny Hartland
1933-04-20
The Working Man...
As: Mary Donnell/Mme Al
1937-09-18
That Certain Woman...
As: Janet Cronin
1931-09-04
Waterloo Bridge...
As: Empress Carlotta von
1939-06-10
Juarez...
As: Kay Russell
1932-06-16
The Dark Horse...
As: Norma Nelson
1934-01-06
The Big Shakedown...
As: Bunny O'Hare
1971-10-18
Bunny O'Hare...
As: Miss Dallas O'Mara
1932-04-30
So Big!...
As: Joyce Arden
1937-11-20
It's Love I'm After...
As: Malbro
1932-05-21
The Rich Are Always ...
As: Mrs. Agnes Hurley
1956-06-14
The Catered Affair...
As: Linda Gilman
1948-10-29
June Bride...
As: Louise Elliott Medli
1938-10-14
The Sisters...
As: Queen Elizabeth (arc
2005-04-05
The Adventures of Er...
As: Countess
1959-08-06
The Scapegoat...
As: Grace Blair
1932-02-19
The Man Who Played G...
As: Laura Madison
1931-03-29
The Bad Sister...
As: Peggy Gardner
1932-01-30
Hell's House...
As: Patricia 'Alabama' B
1933-01-28
Parachute Jumper...
As: Ellen Garfield
1935-07-11
Front Page Woman...
As: Mary Lucy Duffy
1931-11-13
Way Back Home...
As: Mrs. Elliott
1973-11-24
Scream, Pretty Peggy...
As: Patricia Berkeley
1934-08-11
Housewife...
As: Miriam A. Brady
1935-06-01
The Girl from 10th A...
As: Herself (archive foo
1983-02-25
Hollywood Out-takes ...
As: Daisy Appleby
1936-05-23
The Golden Arrow...
As: Peggy Lowell
1932-01-29
The Menace...
As: Minnie Kennedy
1976-11-17
The Disappearance of...
As: Ginger
1933-01-17
Just Around the Corn...
As: Margaret Carter
1931-05-14
Seed...
As: Wanda Fleming
1970-05-01
Connecting Rooms...
As: Adele Malone
1980-03-05
White Mama...
As: Billie Dupree
1980-11-20
Skyward...
As: Lucy Mason
1979-05-13
Strangers: The Story...
As: Esther McDonald Cimi
1982-02-03
A Piano for Mrs. Cim...
As: Mother
1943-12-01
A Present with a Fut...
As: Hannah Loftin
1986-05-18
As Summers Die...
As: Herself (archive foo
2006-05-02
Stardust: The Bette ...
As: Elizabeth Winfield
1981-10-11
Family Reunion...
As: Judge Meredith
1972-12-02
The Judge and Jake W...
As: Herself (archive foo
2001-10-09
Goldwyn: The Man and...
As: Herself
1936-12-30
Breakdowns of 1936...
As: Unknown
1994-07-17
All About Bette...
As: Herself (archive foo
1941-11-14
Breakdowns of 1941...
As: Herself (uncredited)
1942-01-01
Breakdowns of 1942...
As: Miniature Dwyer
1983-11-21
Right of Way...
As: Herself (archive foo
2013-01-29
Classic Movie Bloope...
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2015-07-29
Listen to Me Marlon...
As: Bette Davis (uncredi
1937-05-27
A Day at Santa Anita...
As: Mrs. Beatrice Enter
1957-05-09
Stranded...
As: Herself (uncredited)
1935-12-31
A Dream Comes True...
As: Herself
1938-02-07
Breakdowns of 1938...
As: Herself
1937-01-23
Breakdowns of 1937...
As: Herself
1939-01-01
Breakdowns of 1939...
As: Herself
1944-01-01
Breakdowns of 1944...
As: Herself
1949-01-01
Breakdowns of 1949...
As: Herself
1943-05-21
Show-Business at War...
As: Bette Davis
1940-05-01
If I Forget You...
As: Herself
1940-07-31
Cavalcade of the Aca...
As: Herself (archive foo
2003-05-06
Complicated Women...
As: Herself (archive foo
2002-12-04
Smothered: The Censo...
As: Unknown
1965-12-31
Hollywood My Home To...
As: (archive footage)
1988-10-01
The Making of a Lege...
As: Herself
1982-04-03
The American Film In...
As: Nurse (uncredited)
1941-05-30
Shining Victory...
As: Herself
1982-03-08
Night of 100 Stars...
As: Unknown
1936-09-11
Screen Snapshots (Se...
As: Herself (archive foo
2017-12-18
Bette Davis: Größe...
As: Unknown
1955-09-10
Gunsmoke...
As: Unknown
1957-09-21
Perry Mason...
As: Unknown
1953-02-01
General Electric The...
As: Unknown
1955-10-02
Alfred Hitchcock Pre...
As: Dolly Madison
1948-10-17
Ford Theatre...
As: Unknown
1951-10-05
Schlitz Playhouse of...
As: Widow Fortune
1978-01-23
The Dark Secret of H...
As: Mrs. Wilfred Ellis
1957-09-30
Suspicion...
As: Unknown
1953-03-18
The Academy Awards...
As: Unknown
1951-12-24
Hallmark Hall of Fam...
As: Unknown
1962-09-19
The Virginian...
As: Unknown
1955-10-05
The 20th Century Fox...
As: Unknown
1964-01-04
The Hollywood Palace...
As: Unknown
1956-10-05
The Dinah Shore Chev...
As: Unknown
1959-09-21
The DuPont Show with...
As: Unknown
1956-04-08
Telephone Time...
As: Unknown
1978-12-28
The Kennedy Center H...
As: Unknown
1973-04-02
The American Film In...
As: Herself (archive foo
2013-01-05
Talking Pictures...
As: Alice Gwynne Vanderb
1982-10-24
Little Gloria... Hap...
As: Unknown
1971-05-09
V.I.P. Schaukel...