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.
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