Tuesday, April 2, 2013

B = Bette Davis


The daughter of a Massachusetts lawyer, Ruth Elizabeth Davis moved to Hollywood at the age of 22. Changing her name to Bette Davis, she went on to an active career spanning sixty years.  

One of the hardest working actresses in Hollywood, Bette Davis developed a reputation as being a director’s dream because she was always prepared and a co-performers nightmare if you were unprepared. She was demanding of herself and others on the movie sets and in life.

As a result of her work ethic, Bette Davis was the first woman nominated for 10 Academy Awards winning two Dangerous (1935) and Jezebel (1938) with the 10th in 1962 for What ever happened to Baby Jane?, and was the first woman president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

More about Bette Davis at: http://www.bettedavis.com/ 


10 comments:

Beverly Fox said...

I know very little little about her life other than that she was considered the epitome of beauty for generations. I think I will go and learn more about her...

Kate OMara said...

Beverly, I'm glad you're inspired to learn more about Bette.

Joshua said...

And now I will have "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes stuck in my head for the rest of the day. Thanks!

Munir said...

I did not know that Bette Davis was the President of the Academy of Motion pictures arts and sciences.

Munir said...


PS.
My husband read your post very eagerly. He likes her a lot. Very pretty lady indeed. Thanks for sharing:)

loverofwords said...

One of my favorite actresses. Have watched several of her movies on Turner Classics. There is something about a movie in black and white.

Tony Laplume said...

She's a legend, and her work endures.

anothercleanslate said...

Oh, i LOVE Bette Davis! Thanks for sharing!

(Stopping by from the A to Z Challenge)

Jay Noel said...

She was so darn gorgeous!!!

Of course, as a child of 80s, I can't help but think of Kim Carnes' song too.

Dawn Embers said...

Great choice for today. She is pretty and had quite the career. Interesting about her work ethic. I wasn't aware of that fact. Good to know.