Bette Davis

Born: 5 April 1908
Dead: 6 October 1989
In: Neuilly-sur-Seine, Francia


Short description:

She was an American actress of film, television, and theater.
With a career spanning 60 years, she is regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history.
She was noted for playing unsympathetic, sardonic characters, and was famous for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films, suspense horror, and occasional comedies, although her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas.
She continued acting until shortly before her death from breast cancer, and had more than 100 film, television, and theater roles to her credit during her six-decade-long career.
In 1999, Davis was placed second behind Katharine Hepburn on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest female stars of the Classic Hollywood cinema era.


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