Bette Davis

Bette Davis
1908 - 1989

Bette Davis  American Actress

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Bette Davis passed away on 6th Oct 1989 aged 81.

Relationships

Bette Davis was previously married to Gary Merrill (1950 - 1960), William Grant Sherry (1944 - 1950), Arthur Farnsworth (i) and Harmon Nelson (1931 - 1939).

She was also in relationships with Gig Young (1943), Vincent Sherman (1943 - 1944), Paul Henreid (1942), John Garfield (1941 - 1945), Robert S. Taplinger (1940), George Brent (1939 - 1940), Anatole Litvak (1939), Howard Hughes (1938), William Wyler (1937 - 1938), Franchot Tone (1935), Kerry Johnson (1933 - 1937), Justin Mitchell (1933), Gilbert Roland, Lewis Riley, Glenn Ford, Johnny Mercer, Robert Foulk, Spencer Tracy and Fred Perry.

Bette Davis is rumoured to have hooked up with Eddie Fisher.

Bette Davis had 3 children, Michael (adopted), Margot (adopted) and Barbara Davis (69).

About

Bette Davis is a 81 year old American Actress. Born Ruth Elizabeth Davis on 5th April, 1908 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA and educated at Cushing Academy, she is famous for Of Human Bondage (1934), All Abot Eve in a career that spans 1929–1989. Her zodiac sign is Aries.

Bette Davis was in 19 on-screen matchups, notably with Charles Farrell in The Big Shakedown (1934), Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in Parachute Jumper (1933), Edward G. Robinson in Kid Galahad (1937), Gene Raymond in Ex-Lady (1933) and George Arliss in The Man Who Played God (1932).

Bette Davis is a member of the following lists: Women memoirists, Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Primetime Emmy Award winners and Actresses from Massachusetts.

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Confirmed Relationships23
Longest Relationship10 yrs, 6 mths
Shortest Relationship30 days
Average Relationship Length1 yr, 6 mths
Rumored Relationships2
First Name Ruth (Bette)
Middle Name Elizabeth
Maiden Name Davis
Full Name at Birth Ruth Elizabeth Davis
Alternative Name Bet, The Fifth Warner Brother, The First Lady of Film, Ruth Elizabeth Davis, Bette Davis
Age 81 (age at death) years
Birthday 5th April, 1908
Birthplace Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Died 6th October, 1989
Place of Death Neuilly, France
Cause of Death Breast Cancer
Height 5' 3" (160 cm)
Weight W
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Distinctive Feature Eyes, New England accent
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Straight
Religion Protestant
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Cushing Academy, Mariarden School of Dancing, Northfield Mt. Hermon High School
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Of Human Bondage (1934), All Abot Eve
Year(s) Active 1929–1989, 1929–1989
Brand Endorsement Lustre-Creme Shampoo (Magazine Advertisement) [1951], (1974) Print ad: Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey - Herself (United States)
Bust (inches) 36
Cup Size C
Waist (inches) 25
Hips (inches) 35
Shoe Size 7
Official Websites www.bettedavis.com/, www.nndb.com/people/457/000026379/, www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=258
Father Harlow Morrell Davis
Mother Ruth Augusta Davis (nee Favor)
Sister Barbara Davis
Family Member Margot Merrill (Adopted Daughter), Michael Merrill (Adopted Son)
Friend Hedy Lamarr, Olivia De Havilland, Joan Blondell, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Jane Bryan, Marlene Dietrich, Peggy Shannon, Joan Fontaine, Debbie Reynolds, Thelma Ritter, Gladys Cooper, Claude Reins, Hattie McDaniel, Lena Horne, Ethel Waters, Ginger Rogers, Estelle Winwood, Donald Meek, Ruth Chatterton, Ann Dvorak, Countess Di Frasso, Mary Astor
Favorite Places France
Favorite Colors Pink, Blue

Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) 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 reputed for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films and occasional comedies, although her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas.

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NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
Bette Davis81 AriesActress
American
Marlon Brando80 AriesActor
American
Gary Merrill74 LeoActor
American
William Grant Sherry88 SagittariusArtist
American
Gig Young64 ScorpioActor
American
Vincent Sherman99 CancerDirector
American
Paul Henreid84 CapricornActor
Austrian
John Garfield39 PiscesActor
American
Robert S. Taplinger66 PiscesPublicist
American
George Brent80 PiscesActor
Irish
Arthur Farnsworth (i)34 Sagittarius
American
Anatole Litvak72 TaurusDirector
American
Howard Hughes70 CapricornBusiness
American
William Wyler79 CancerDirector
American
Franchot Tone63 PiscesActor
American
Kerry Johnson- PiscesPianist
American
Justin Mitchell97 CapricornRadio Personality
American
Harmon Nelson68 Cancer
Spencer Tracy67 AriesActor
American
Fred Perry85 TaurusTable Tennis
British
Gilbert Roland88 SagittariusActor
American
Lewis Riley-
Glenn Ford90 TaurusActor
Canadian
Johnny Mercer66 ScorpioSongwriter
American
Eddie Fisher82 LeoSinger
American
Robert Foulk80 TaurusActor
American
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Children

NameGenderBornAge
Michael (adopted)Male
Margot (adopted)Female
Barbara DavisFemale1st May, 194769 years old

Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
Wicked Stepmother1989Miranda PierpointMovie
The Whales of August1987Libby StrongMovie
As Summers Die1986Hannah LoftinTV Movie
Murder with Mirrors1985Carrie Louise SerrocoldTV Movie
Right of Way1983Mini DwyerTV Movie
Hotel1983Laura TrentTV Show
A Piano for Mrs. Cimino1982Esther McDonald CiminoTV Movie
Little Gloria... Happy at Last1982Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt (as Betty Davis)TV Movie
Family Reunion1981Elizabeth WinfieldTV Movie
The Watcher in the Woods1980Mrs. AylwoodMovie
Skyward1980Billie DupreeTV Movie
White Mama1980Adele MaloneTV Movie
Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter1979Lucy MasonTV Movie
Death on the Nile1978Mrs. Van SchuylerMovie
Return from Witch Mountain1978LethaMovie
The Dark Secret of Harvest Home1978Widow FortuneTV Show
Laugh-In1977Guest starTV Show
Burnt Offerings1976Aunt ElizabethMovie
Hello Mother, Goodbye!1974TV Movie
Scream, Pretty Peggy1973Mrs. ElliottTV Movie
Madame Sin1972Madame SinMovie
Lo Scopone scientifico1972The MillionairessMovie
The Judge and Jake Wyler1972Judge MeredithTV Movie
Bunny O'Hare1971Bunny O'HareMovie
Connecting Rooms1970Wanda FlemingMovie
The Anniversary1968Mrs. TaggartMovie
It Takes a Thief1968Bessie GrindelTV Show
The Nanny1965NannyMovie
The Decorator1965LizMovie
Dead Ringer1964Margaret DeLorcaMovie
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte1964CharlotteMovie
Where Love Has Gone1964Mrs. Gerald HaydenMovie
The Empty Canvas1963Dino's motherMovie
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?1962Baby Jane HudsonMovie
The Virginian1962Celia MillerTV Show
Pocketful of Miracles1961Apple AnnieMovie
John Paul Jones1959Empress Catherine the GreatMovie
The Scapegoat1959CountessMovie
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1959Sarah WhitneyTV Show
Perry Mason1957Constant DoyleTV Show
Suspicion1957Mrs. Wilfred EllisTV Show
Wagon Train1957Bettina May, Madame Elizabeth McQueeny, Ella LindstromTV Show
Storm Center1956Alicia HullMovie
The Catered Affair1956Mrs. Agnes HurleyMovie
Telephone Time1956Mrs. Beatrice EnterTV Show
The Virgin Queen1955Queen Elizabeth IMovie
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1955Miss FoxTV Show
Gunsmoke1955Etta StoneTV Show
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1955Marie HokeTV Show
Studio 571954TV Show
G.E. True Theater1953Christine Marlowe, Miss BurrowsTV Show
Phone Call from a Stranger1952Marie HokeMovie
The Star1952Margaret ElliotMovie
The Ford Television Theatre1952Dolley MadisonTV Show
Another Man's Poison1951Janet FrobisherMovie
Payment on Demand1951Joyce Ramsey (nee Jackson)Movie
Schlitz Playhouse1951Irene WagnerTV Show
All About Eve1950Margo ChanningMovie
All Star Revue1950Guest ActressTV Show
Beyond the Forest1949Rosa MolineMovie
June Bride1948Linda GilmanMovie
Winter Meeting1948Susan GrieveMovie
A Stolen Life1946Kate BosworthMovie
Deception1946Christine RadcliffeMovie
The Corn Is Green1945Miss Lilly MoffatMovie
Hollywood Canteen1944Bette DavisMovie
Mr. Skeffington1944Fanny Trellis SkeffingtonMovie
Old Acquaintance1943Kit MarloweMovie
Thank Your Lucky Stars1943Bette DavisMovie
Watch on the Rhine1943Sara MullerMovie
In This Our Life1942Stanley TimberlakeMovie
Now, Voyager1942Charlotte ValeMovie
The Man Who Came to Dinner1942Maggie CutlerMovie
Shining Victory1941Nurse (uncredited)Movie
The Bride Came C.O.D.1941Joan WinfieldMovie
The Great Lie1941MaggieMovie
The Little Foxes1941Regina GiddensMovie
All This, and Heaven Too1940Henriette Deluzy-DesportesMovie
The Letter1940Leslie CrosbieMovie
If I Forget You1940Bette DavisShort Film
Dark Victory1939Judith TraherneMovie
Juarez1939CarlotaMovie
The Old Maid1939Charlotte LovellMovie
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex1939Queen ElizabethMovie
Jezebel1938JulieMovie
The Sisters1938Louise ElliottMovie
Breakdowns of 19381938Mary Donnell.Julie (That Certain Woman, Jezebel outtakes) (uncredited)Short Film
It's Love I'm After1937JoyceMovie
Kid Galahad1937FluffMovie
Marked Woman1937MaryMovie
That Certain Woman1937Mary DonnellMovie
A Day at Santa Anita1937Bette Davis (uncredited)Short Film
Satan Met a Lady1936Valerie PurvisMovie
The Golden Arrow1936Daisy ApplebyMovie
The Petrified Forest1936Gabrielle MapleMovie
Bordertown1935Marie RoarkMovie
Dangerous1935Joyce HeathMovie
Front Page Woman1935Ellen GarfieldMovie
Special Agent1935Julie GardnerMovie
The Girl from 10th Avenue1935Miriam A. BradyMovie
Fashions of 19341934Lynn MasonMovie
Fog Over Frisco1934Arlene BradfordMovie
Housewife1934Patricia BerkeleyMovie
Jimmy the Gent1934JoanMovie
Of Human Bondage1934MildredMovie
The Big Shakedown1934Norma NelsonMovie
Bureau of Missing Persons1933Norma RobertsMovie
Ex-Lady1933Helen BauerMovie
Parachute Jumper1933Patricia 'Alabama' BrentMovie
The Working Man1933JennyMovie
Just Around the Corner1933GingerShort Film
20,000 Years in Sing Sing1932Fay WilsonMovie
Hell's House1932Peggy GardnerMovie
So Big!1932Miss Dallas O'MaraMovie
The Cabin in the Cotton1932MadgeMovie
The Dark Horse1932Kay RussellMovie
The Man Who Played God1932Grace BlairMovie
The Menace1932Peggy LowellMovie
The Rich Are Always with Us1932MalbroMovie
Three on a Match1932Ruth WescottMovie
Seed1931Margaret CarterMovie
The Bad Sister1931Laura MadisonMovie
Waterloo Bridge1931Janet CroninMovie
Way Back Home1931Mary LucyMovie
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Posted commentsView all comments (21)

wjerryzJun 22

One of the greatest. Love all your movies.

thejcaulfieldJul 23, 2014

The greatest actress to have ever lived.

Paris098Nov 11, 2013

OMGGGGG I love her so much! She's so cute!

JBellaSep 30, 2011

She really had stunning eyes. So large and blue. Great actress. Wish they made them like her nowadays.

ALIApr 30, 2011

I LIKE HER VERY MUCH BETTE DEVIS SHE IS NOT A DIED SHE IS IN MY HEART.

LITTLE KOJAKJun 23, 2010

Bette`s real claim to fame is her eyes...because she has `Bette Davis Eyes.`

anaMar 2, 2009

it seems to me that eddie fisher is everywhere.BY THE WAY BETTE U R A GREAT ACTRESS ENJOY YOU`RE FILMS OVER AND OVER. BLESS YOU;;

bobi_7Oct 26, 2008

The picture.(profile pic)at the top where it has the "Bette Davis" Caption is not Bette Davis, it is actually a picture of Rita Hayworth! I am sure it is Rita Hayworth.

Bohemian_SweetieSep 4, 2008

Whoa! Brando seems to be "everywhere"!

john grant sherryAug 12, 2008

My father was married to bette davis.I have a home movie that was shot at bette`s home in the forties. No one has ever seen it. She is in a tennis outfit and smoking somewhere in the yard. My father is on the beach with their daughter Barbara playing in the sand. Barbara is around two years old.

Lucy_LeeOct 19, 2007

Bette, you were a true Actress and a stern woman when it came down to business.


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