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Tart-tongued and independent, Bette Davis was one of America's biggest movies stars in the years surrounding World War II. After several supporting roles in the early 1930s, she began getting more notice and bigger roles in such films as Of Human Bondage (1934) and Dangerous (1935, for which she won an Oscar). In 1938 she won another Oscar for William Wyler's Jezebel (with Henry Fonda), and throughout the 1940s and '50s appeared in mostly dramas and costumers (including a memorable 1955 turn as More »
Name at Birth: Ruth Elizabeth Davis
Born: April 5, 1908 (Lowell, Massachusetts)


Betty Davis (nee Mabry; born July 26, 1945) is an American funk and soul singer. She is known as one of the most influential voices of the funk era and a performer who was known for her memorable live shows. Contents. [hide]. 1 Background; 2 Marriage to Miles Davis; 3 Music career; 4 Discography. 4.1 Singles; 4.2 Studio ...


Ruth Elizabeth Davis was an American actress of film, television, and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history, she was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic, sardonic characters and was famous for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas ...


Bette Davis, Actress: All About Eve. Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a ...

Dec 19, 2007 ... From the 1974 album of the same name.


Directed and written by Phil Cox, this creative documentary is the result of four years conversing and spending time with Betty Davis. The documentary is a creative and cinematic interpretation of her life. It reveals for the first time the extraordinary unknown story of the elusive Betty, from the young girl growing up on a North ...


Jan 10, 2018 ... A decade ago, Light in the Attic set about reissuing the long dormant, early '70s funk catalog of Betty Davis, starting with her self-titled 1973 opus. That album featured her standout “Anti Love Song,” a cover photo of the singer wearing a pair of thigh-high silver platform boots that Rick James probably wished ...


There is one testimonial about Betty Davis that is universal: she was a woman ahead of her time. One can hardly imagine the genre-busting, culture-crossing musical magic of Outkast, Prince, Erykah Badu, Rick James, The Roots, or even the early Red Hot Chili Peppers without the influence of R&B pioneer Betty Davis.


Oct 8, 1989 ... Bette Davis, who won two Academy Awards and cut a swath through Hollywood trailing cigarette smoke and delivering drop-dead barbs, died of breast cancer Friday night at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. She was 81 years old and lived in West Hollywood, Calif. Miss Davis was en ...


Jun 14, 2007 ... Betty Davis is a pop historian's wet dream, and not just because of her lyrics' raunchiness. Record collectors have long whispered her name with reverence, and why not? Her back story is irresistible. She's been romantically linked to Jimi Hendrix, and her surname comes from a brief late-'60s marriage to ...