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Bette Davis (1908-1989)
Arguably the greatest of all American female film stars, Bette Davis began her career as a fluffy blonde, and ended up as a master at playing formidable women. She was also an inspiration for women actors in a male dominated industry.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, Ms. Davis made an impression on Broadway in 1929, then quickly moved to Hollywood, where she famously took on Warner Brothers, early in her career, after being offered better roles in Britain.

First really making her name in the 1930s, Bette Davis won a Best Actress Oscar for 'Dangerous (1935)'. Other films of note included 'Of Human Bondage (1934)', and 'Jezebel (1938)'. For the latter she won another Best Actress Oscar.

Bette Davis could play vulnerable characters beautifully, particularly in 'Now, Voyager (1942)'. Her peak years were the 1930s and 1940s, but Ms. Davis always exuded star quality, especially in 'All About Eve (1950)' and 'Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)'. She was the first woman to be given a Life Achievement Award by the American Film Institute.

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Bette Davis 100th Birthday Box Set (Exclusive To Amazon.co.uk) [DVD] [1939]

The Bette Davis Collection (Now Voyager / The Letter / Dark Victory / Mr Skeffington) [DVD]
What Ever Happened To Baby Jane (2 Disc Special Edition) [1962] [DVD] ~ Bette Davis, Joan Crawford

 

Bette Davis Filmography
(most recent films listed first)

Wicked Stepmother (1989)
The Whales Of August (1987)
The Watcher In The Woods (1980)
Death On The Nile (1978)
Return From Witch Mountain (1978)
Burnt Offerings (1976)
Scopone scientifico, Lo (1972)
Madame Sin (1972)
Bunny O'Hare (1971)
Connecting Rooms (1970)
The Anniversary (1968)
The Nanny (1965)
Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Where Love Has Gone (1964)
Dead Ringer (1964)
Noia, La (1963)
What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)
Pocketful Of Miracles (1961)
The Scapegoat (1959)
John Paul Jones (1959)
Storm Center (1956)
The Catered Affair (1956)
The Virgin Queen (1955)
The Star (1952)
Phone Call From A Stranger (1952)
Another Man's Poison (1952)
Payment On Demand (1951)
All About Eve (1950)
Beyond The Forest (1949)
June Bride (1948)
Winter Meeting (1948)
Deception (1946)
A Stolen Life (1946)
The Corn Is Green (1945)
Mr. Skeffington (1944)
Old Acquaintance (1943)
Watch On The Rhine (1943)
Now, Voyager (1942)
In This Our Life (1942)
The Man Who Came To Dinner (1942)
The Little Foxes (1941)
The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)
The Great Lie (1941)
The Letter (1940)
All This, And Heaven Too (1940)
The Private Lives Of Elizabeth And Essex (1939)
The Old Maid (1939)
Juarez (1939)
Dark Victory (1939)
The Sisters (1938)
Jezebel (1938)
It's Love I'm After (1937)
That Certain Woman (1937)
Kid Galahad (1937)
Marked Woman (1937)
Satan Met A Lady (1936)
The Golden Arrow (1936)
The Petrified Forest (1936)
Dangerous (1935)
Special Agent (1935)
Front Page Woman (1935)
The Girl From 10th Avenue (1935)
Bordertown (1935)
Housewife (1934)
Of Human Bondage (1934)
Fog Over Frisco (1934)
Jimmy The Gent (1934)
Fashions Of 1934 (1934)
The Big Shakedown (1934)
Bureau Of Missing Persons (1933)
Ex-Lady (1933)
The Working Man (1933)
Parachute Jumper (1933)
20,000 Years In Sing Sing (1932)
Three On A Match (1932)
The Cabin in the Cotton (1932)
The Dark Horse (1932)
The Rich Are Always With Us (1932)
So Big! (1932)
The Man Who Played God (1932)
Hell's House (1932)
The Menace (1932)
Way Back Home (1932)
Waterloo Bridge (1931)
Seed (1931)
The Bad Sister (1931)

 

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