Bette Davis Biography

Ruth Elizabeth Davis, known as Bette Davis, was an American actress of film, television and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actors in world cinema 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.

After appearing in Broadway plays, Davis moved to Hollywood in 1930, but her early films for Universal Studios were unsuccessful. She joined Warner Bros. in 1932 and established her career with several critically acclaimed performances. In 1937, she attempted to free herself from her contract and although she lost a well-publicized legal case, it marked the beginning of the most successful period of her career. Until the late 1940s, she was one of American cinema's most celebrated leading ladies, known for her forceful and intense style. Davis gained a reputation as a perfectionist who could be highly combative, and confrontations with studio executives, film directors and costars were often reported. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Bette Davis
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Actor
Religion:
Protestantism
Date of Birth:
April 5, 1908
Astrological Sign:
Aries
Date of Death:
October 6, 1989
Age at Death:
81
Cause of Death:
Breast cancer
Marriages
Divorces
  • 1938-12-06
    Actress Bette Davis (30) divorces musician Harmon Nelson (31) due to cruel and inhuman manner after more than 6 years of marriage
  • 1960-07-06
    Actress Bette Davis (52) divorces actor Gary Merrill (46) after almost 10 years of marriage
Bette Davis Timeline
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