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Bette Davis - Super Star & Award Winner

Bette-DavisTough talking and intense, Bette Davis more than made up what she may have lacked in glamour with the sheer power of her talent. Bette Davis' defining role was in NOW VOYAGER. Bette's other notable films include: THE PETRIFIED FOREST, THE LITTLE FOXES, OF HUMAN BONDAGE, NOW VOYAGER, and ALL ABOUT EVE.

Bette Davis won the Academy Award for her work in both DANGEROUS and JEZEBEL.

While much imitated, Bette Davis was also respected for her professionalism and longevity.






Bette Davis, 1935 Best Actress

betteDANGEROUS (Drama)

Bette Davis received her first oscar for playing a self-centered, alcoholic, neurotic, destructive ex-Broadway actress who is rehabiliated by a millionaire after she hits rock-bottom. Their ensuing romance is threatened by her husband and his finance.


















Bette Davis, 1938 Best Actress

DavisJEZEBEL (Drama)

Bette Davis received her second oscar for playing a Southern belle in pre-Civil War New Orleans who goes too far to make her fiancé jealous. 

















ABOUT BETTE DAVIS (1908 - 89)


Massachusetts born actress who came to Hollywood in 1931 with some stage experience under her belt.

Davis was a box-office queen, starting in 1937, for many years. Bette has been called: "The First Lady of Hollywood". Bette Davis has worked with almost every top male star, from Errol Flynn to Humphrey Bogart.

Bette Davis was also nominated for...

DARK VICTORY (1939)
THE LETTER (1940)
THE LITTLE FOXES (1941)
NOW, VOYAGER (1942)
MR. SKEFFINGTON (1944)
ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)
THE STAR (1952)
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? (1962)

Bette's other credits include:

THE BAD SISTER (1931) 
SEED (1931) 
WATERLOO BRIDGE (1931)
WAY BACK HOME (1931)
THE MENACE (1931) 
HELL'S HOUSE (1932) 
THE MAN WHO PLAYED GOD (1932) 
SO BIG! (1932) 
THE RICH ARE ALWAYS WITH US (1932) 
THE DARK HORSE (1932) 
THE CABIN IN THE COTTON (1932) 
THREE ON A MATCH (1932) 
20,000 YEARS IN SING SING (1932) 
JUST AROUND THE CORNER (1933) 
PARACHUTE JUMPER (1933) 
THE WORKING MAN (1933) 
EX-LADY (1933) 
BUREAU OF MISSING PERSONS (1933) 
THE BIG SHAKEDOWN (1934) 
JIMMY THE GENT (1934) 
FOG OVER FRISCO (1934) 
OF HUMAN BONDAGE (1934) 
HOUSEWIFE (1934)
BORDERTOWN (1934) 
THE GIRL FROM 10TH AVENUE (1935) 
FRONT PAGE WOMAN (1935) 
SPECIAL AGENT (1935) 
DANGEROUS (1935)
THE PETRIFIED FOREST  (1936)
THE GOLDEN ARROW (1936) 
SATAN MET A LADY (1936) 
MARKED WOMAN (1937) 
THAT CERTAIN WOMAN (1937)
IT'S LOVE I'M AFTER  (1937) 
JEZEBEL  (1938) 
THE SISTERS   (1938) 
JUAREZ  (1938) 
THE OLD MAID (1939) 
THE PRIVATE LIVES OF ELIZABETH AND ESSEX (1939) 
IF I FORGET YOU (1940) 
ALL THIS, AND HEAVEN TOO (1940) 
THE GREAT LIE (1941) 
SHINNING VICTORY (1941)
THE BRIDE CAME C.O.D. (1941) 
THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER (1932) 
IN THIS OUR LIFE (1942) 
WATCH ON THE RHINE (1943) 
OLD ACQUAINTANCE (1943)
THE CORN IS GREEN (1945) 
A STOLEN WIFE (1946)
DECEPTION (1946)
WINTER MEETING (1948) 
JUNE BRIDE (1948)
BEYOND THE FOREST (1949) 
PAYMENT ON DEMAND (1951) 
ANOTHER MAN'S POISON (1951) 
PHONE CALL FROM A STRANGER (1952) 
THE VIRGIN QUEEN (1955) 
THE CATERED AFFAIR (1956) 
STORM CENTER (1956)
JOHN PAUL JONES (1959) 
THE SCAPEGOAT (1959) 
POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES (1951) 
DEAD RINGER (1964) 
WHERE LOVE HAS GONE (1964) 
HUSH HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE (1964) 
THE NANNY (1965) 
THE ANNIVERSARY (1968) 
CONNECTING ROOMS (1970)
BUNNY O'HARE (1971) 
MADAME SIN (1972)
THE SCOPONE GAME (LO SCOPENE SCIENTIFICO) (1972)
BURNT OFFERINGS (1976)
RETURN FROM WITCH MOUNTAIN (1978) 
DEATH ON THE NILE  (1978) 
THE WATCHER IN THE WOODS (1980) 
THE WHALES OF AUGUST (1987) 
WICKED STEPMOTHER  (1989)