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  • (noun): United States film actress (1908-1989).
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Bette Davis

Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theater. Noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic characters, she was highly regarded 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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Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte (song)
... Hush, Sweet Charlotte starring Bette Davis ... the working title of the film being What Ever Happened to Cousin Charlotte? Reportedly Bette Davis disliked the working title feeling it falsely indicated a sequel to What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and, the ... In the storyline of the film the song is written for Davis' character the aging Southern belle Charlotte Hollis, by her would-be lover John Mayhew whose murder thirty-seven years ago is generally ascribed to ...
List Of Thriller Films Of The 1960s
... What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Robert Aldrich Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono 1963 Charade Stanley Donen Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau Comedy thriller Children of the Damned Tony ... Thomas Reiner Dead Ringer Paul Henreid Bette Davis, Karl Malden, Peter Lawford Dr ... Dany Carrel, Pascale de Boysson Comedy thriller Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte Robert Aldrich Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten Joy House René Clément ...
Ruth Davis - Reception and Legacy
... As early as 1936, Graham Greene summed Davis up "Even the most inconsiderable film.. ... I would rather watch Miss Davis than any number of competent pictures." In 1964, Jack Warner spoke of the "magic quality that transformed this sometimes bland ... While lauded for her achievements, Davis and her films were sometimes derided Pauline Kael described Now, Voyager (1942) as a "shlock classic", and by the mid-1940s ...
List Of American Films Of 1932 - A-Z
... Title Director Featured Cast Genre Note 20,000 Years in Sing Sing Michael Curtiz Spencer Tracy, Bette Davis, Arthur Byron Drama, Crime Afraid to Talk Edward L ... Dugan Comedy, Drama The Cabin in the Cotton Michael Curtiz Bette Davis, Richard Barthelmess, Dorothy Jordan Drama Call Her Savage John Francis Dillon Clara Bow, Thelma Todd, Gilbert ... Green Bette Davis, Warren William, Guy Kibbee Comedy, Drama The Dentist Leslie Pearce W.C ...

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