Arthur Farnsworth (i) & Bette Davis

Bette Davis and Arthur Farnsworth
1939 - 1943

Bette Davis and Arthur Farnsworth  

Arthur Farnsworth (i) and Bette Davis were married for 2 years before Arthur Farnsworth (i) died aged 34.


American Actress Bette Davis passed away on 6th Oct 1989 Neuilly, France aged 81. Born Ruth Elizabeth Davis on 5th April, 1908 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA and educated at Cushing Academy and Mariarden School of Dancing and Northfield Mt. Hermon High School, Bette Davis is most remembered for Of Human Bondage (1934), All Abot Eve in a career that spanned 1929–1989 and 1929–1989. Her zodiac sign is Aries.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1939 - 31st Dec 1940 2 years
Married31st Dec 1940 - Aug 1943 3 years, 7 months
Total 1939 - Aug 1943 78 years, 11 months

(31 December 1940 - 25 August 1943) (his death)
Davis was Warner Bros.' most profitable star, and she was given the most important of their female leading roles. Her image was considered with more care; although she continued to play character roles, she was often filmed in close-ups that emphasized her distinctive eyes. All This and Heaven Too (1940) was the most financially successful film of Davis' career to that point, while The Letter (1940) was considered "one of the best pictures of the year" by The Hollywood Reporter, and Davis won admiration for her portrayal of an adulterous killer, a role originated by famed actress Katharine Cornell. During this time, she was in a relationship with her former costar George Brent, who proposed marriage. Davis refused, as she had met Arthur Farnsworth, a New England innkeeper. Davis and Farnsworth were married at Home Ranch, in Rimrock, Arizona, in December 1940.

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31st December, 1940 - Marriage

1939 - Hookup

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